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Phillips 66 Reliability Team Lead - 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 Reliability Team Lead - Ponca City Refinery provides leadership for the Central Reliability Group and the plant’s overall reliability program, including reliability improvement, condition monitoring, predictive/preventative maintenance, and the identification and mitigation of risks to plant availability and reliability. Cross functional advocate for high reliability and availability of the plant’s assets. Champion reliability and mechanical integrity processes for rotating, electrical, and instrumentation equipment.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Provide safety leadership for the Central Reliability group. Champion safe work practices and safety performance improvement through high equipment reliability and availability.

  • Maintain compliance with applicable Environmental regulations, rules, and requirements by ensuring the necessary training, work processes, procedures, and documentation systems are in place and auditing for compliance.

  • Provide leadership for the identification and mitigation of risks to plant availability and reliability using appropriate reliability engineering techniques. Identify specific reliability improvement needs by analyzing reliability, availability, and cost metrics.

  • Provide oversight to ensure that Mechanical Integrity processes for rotating, electrical, and instrumentation equipment support safe operation and maintenance.

  • Oversee career development for reliability, electrical, instrumentation, and rotating equipment engineers working in reliability.

  • Drive the posting, recruiting, and selection process for direct reports and reliability engineers as required by career advancement and attrition.

  • Develop and maintain attrition plans for the Electrician and Instrument / Analyzer crafts.

  • Support the Electrical, Instrument, and Analyzer Craft Excellence Resources in filling Electrician and Instrument/Analyzer Technician openings as required by career advancement and attrition.

  • Provide leadership for the Electrical, Instrument, and Analyzer Craft Excellence resources, ensuring that craft training and skill evaluation fulfills plant needs.

  • Ensure that Area Reliability Engineers and direct reports receive appropriate technical training to be successful in their positions.

  • Work with direct reports to set aggressive personal goals driven by business need. Evaluate performance against goals and conduct performance appraisal and counseling sessions.

  • Support the development of Operations and Maintenance personnel recognizing their key role in operating, monitoring, and maintaining equipment to support reliable operation.

  • Drive the plant’s Reliability Improvement effort, setting annual goals and monitoring completion progress. Champion specific reliability improvement efforts to ensure they are implemented and sustained.

  • Ensure that Reliability Improvement work processes are documented, kept evergreen, and are followed.

  • Ensure that Predictive and Preventative Maintenance work processes are documented, kept evergreen, and are followed.

  • Maintain appropriate reliability metric systems to identify improvement opportunities.

  • Ensure that documentation processes support proper recordkeeping for maintenance, reliability, and regulatory requirements.

  • Develop, monitor, and control the O&O Budget for Central Reliability.

  • Stay abreast of advancing reliability technologies. Evaluate new technologies for implementation, and champion implementation where they are supported by business need.

  • Identify gaps in asset management strategies and develop cost- and resource-effective processes to address those gaps.

  • Lead the plant’s Reliability Network team to share best practices, drive reliability goals, and seek consistent application of reliability processes.

  • Lead the plants Reliability Steering Team

  • Keep direct reports well informed on plant and business information. Keep Area Reliability Engineers well informed with information relevant to reliability improvement.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Valid driver's license

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Civil, Chemical, or related engineering discipline

  • 5 or more years of experience in a refinery, petrochemical, or similar industrial plant environment in a role responsible for reliability and mechanical integrity

  • 3 or more years supervisory experience

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


  • 10 or more years of experience in Reliability, Maintenance, or Process/Operations in a refinery, petrochemical or relevant industrial facility

  • Demonstrated proficiency in common reliability analysis and improvement processes and techniques, including Root Cause Analysis, RCM, FMEA, Weibull Analysis, System Reliability modelling etc.

  • Broad knowledge of common predictive maintenance practices

  • Possess or be willing to obtain CMRP certification

  • Ability to develop conceptual thinking to the point of practical applications, and an ability to implement these applications in the field

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 July 30, 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: 54467

Location: Oklahoma - Ponca City

Job Field: Operations

Division : Ponca City Refinery

Technical Req : No