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Phillips 66 Lab Technician, Rodeo Refinery in Rodeo, California

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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.

Laboratory Technicians perform a variety of analysis and tests of refinery products, process streams and environmental samples in a technically complex, highly automated refinery laboratory. Technicians will work a rotating day/evening schedule including weekends and holidays. Technicians are responsible for maintaining and operating the equipment used in testing and analysis.

Responsibilities May Include:

  • Performing routine maintenance on laboratory equipment.

  • Performing various quality assurance and quality control tests on product/process samples according to written procedures.

  • Perform process, regulatory, and product certification testing using approved methods. Such testing must be completed accurately, efficiently and timely.

  • Setting up and developing procedures for various instrumentation and testing processes.

  • Reviewing data using lab information management system.

  • Interpreting data and analyzing validity.

  • Running typical QA/QC charts to interpret trends and quality of results.

  • Documenting and recording findings according to established procedures.

  • Occasionally required to work outdoors with exposure to weather elements; some lifting is required.

  • Being aware and observing safe work practices including donning/use of personal protective equipment.

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the posting country

  • Must have a valid driver’s license

  • Must have high school diploma or GED equivalent

  • At least 18 years of age or older

  • Must have ability to read/interpret technical and job-related materials in English

  • Must be willing and able to learn computer software associated with laboratory testing

  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Outlook

  • Must be willing and able, with or without reasonable accommodation to perform and comply with:

  • Work a 12-hour rotating shift including weekends, holidays, day/night rotation, and overtime.

  • Work overtime and be on an on-call basis, as assigned

  • Work around chemicals including acids and bases

  • Wear Nomex fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment such as steel-toed shoes, ear/eye protection, hard hat, chemical gloves, etc

  • Maintain clean shaven face each day to assure respirator/face mask can properly seal

  • Perform firefighting and/or emergency response duties, as needed

  • Work in and outdoors in a variety of weather conditions Work with hydrocarbons under high pressure and/or heat

  • Lift up to 50 pounds, as needed

  • Must satisfy physical criteria for the position (may include walking, standing, bending, climbing, lifting, and stooping), including serving on and maintaining emergency response responsibilities and associated training requirements

  • Must successfully complete and pass skills assessment and functional capability (physical agility) testing

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree in Chemistry (or related field) OR demonstrated proficiency with laboratory test equipment OR previous military experience in a related field

  • Previous refining and/or petrochemical experience Knowledge of applicable ASTM, EPA, Federal, State, County regulatory requirements

  • Previous experience and/or ability to learn/perform all procedures used in a Quality Control Lab for product testing

  • Demonstrated communications skills (verbal/written) and previous experience working in team environment

  • Previous SAP experience

The San Francisco Refinery consists of two facilities linked by a 200-mile pipeline. The Santa Maria facility is located in Arroyo Grande, California, 200 miles south of San Francisco, California, while the Rodeo facility is in the San Francisco Bay Area. Semi-refined liquid products from the Santa Maria facility are shipped by pipeline to the Rodeo facility for upgrading into finished petroleum products. Facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units, as well as a calciner. The San Francisco Refinery processes a mixture of heavy, high sulfur and light sweet crude oil. It receives California crude oil by pipeline, and both domestic and foreign crude oil by tanker. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. It also produces CARB-grade gasoline. Other products include petroleum coke. The majority of the refined products are distributed to California by pipeline and barge. Additional refined products are also exported to Latin America by waterborne cargo.

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At Phillips 66, providing access to high quality programs and care for you and your family is important to us. Maintaining a culture of well-being — physical, emotional, social, and financial — is essential for a high-performing organization. When we are at our best, we are poised to deliver exceptional results — personally and professionally. Benefits for certain eligible, full-time employees include:

  • Annual Variable Cash Incentive Program (VCIP) bonus

  • 8% 401k company match, with an additional 0-4% Company 401k contribution based on the Company’s financial performance

  • Cash Balance Account pension

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits with an annual company contribution to a Health Savings Account for employees on HDHP

  • Total well-being programs and incentives, including Employee Assistance Plan, well-being reimbursement, and backup family care services

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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 January 30, 2022 .

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: 55408

Location: California - Rodeo

Job Field: Operations

Division : Rodeo Refinery

Technical Req : No