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Phillips 66 Refinery Mechanical Engineer - Ponca City Refinery in Ponca City, Oklahoma

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Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of “America’s Best Employers” in 2021.


The Refinery Mechanical Engineer provides mechanical engineering, project engineering, mechanical integrity, and reliability support for refinery area operating teams and provides leadership for area maintenance, projects, turnarounds, mechanical integrity, and reliability improvements, ensuring high utilization of refinery area equipment and process units. Example roles include - Area Mechanical Engineer, Project Engineer, and Turnaround Engineer. The exact role for this job posting will be determined by preference, qualification, and business need.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Providing technical support to operations, maintenance and inspection personnel

  • Preparing designs, cost estimates and overseeing the installation of area projects; typically less than $500K.

  • Developing scope for small outages and major turnarounds

  • Key player in managing change and improving safety through process safety management processes

  • Acting as consultant for area projects

  • Assisting with area reliability studies and projects

  • Ensuring mechanical integrity to prevent safety loss of containment incidents.

  • Participating in Process and Physical Hazards analysis

  • Participating in process and mechanical design reviews

  • Providing information as needed to Project Engineers in Refinery Technical Services (RTS) and Project Development

  • Assisting with training for the area’s operators and craftsmen

  • Evaluating equipment condition to make appropriate repair vs. replace decisions

  • Supporting Area KPI goals and working with colleagues to develop Area budgets

  • Assisting with Cause Map investigations for chronic-problem equipment

  • Participating in area incident investigations as the mechanical engineering resource

  • Working to generate and implement ideas and opportunities improving unit production

  • Developing solid working relationships with peers and work groups

  • Working with cross-functional teams as appropriate to deliver positive results on area and refinery issues

  • Providing single point of accountability for project management and project expertise.

  • Managing project costs, project schedule, personal resources, technical competency, environmental requirements and safety.

  • Interacting with Process and Instrument/Electrical Engineers to coordinate project activities and coordination of assigned resources for completion of projects to meet project timeframes.

  • Participating in and supporting the use of the Front-End Loading and other demonstrated best practices in the execution of projects.

  • Partnering with customers to develop project charters, secure funding, engineer projects, support construction and provide assistance through the startup of projects.

  • Networking with peers internally and externally to share best practice information

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Valid driver's license

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering

  • 3 or more years of direct experience working in a refinery, petrochemical, or industrial environment

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at


  • Strong computer skills with experience in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Good interpersonal skills across a diverse set of direct work interfaces inclusive of Operations, Maintenance, Engineering and Management personnel

  • Ability to interact with contractors

The Ponca City Refinery is located in Ponca City, Oklahoma, approximately 95 miles northwest of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Its facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes a mixture of light, medium and heavy crude oil delivered via pipeline from Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, the U.S. Rockies and Canada. Infrastructure improvements have enabled the delivery of locally produced crude oil by pipeline and truck. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels and anode-grade petroleum coke. Refined products are primarily distributed to customers by company-owned and common carrier pipelines to markets throughout the Midcontinent region.

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of May 11, 2021 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 54002

Location: Oklahoma - Ponca City

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Ponca City Refinery

Technical Req : No