Phillips 66 Mechanical Reliability Engineer in Rodeo, California


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The Mechanical Reliability Engineer analyzes facilities, equipment histories, and trends; recommends and implements procedures, strategies, equipment or designs that will eliminate defects and improve fixed equipment operation at SFR-Rodeo in adherence to established company guidelines, policies, procedures and applicable government regulations. The Engineer also coordinates Reliability program improvements and metrics reporting, and performs small project engineering in support of site maintenance activities.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Acts as technical advisor to Maintenance and Operations
  • Performs and documents engineering review of repairs to fixed equipment
  • Analyzes equipment using condition monitoring technologies
  • Performs root-cause failure analyses, and implements corrective actions in order to eliminate defects
  • Defines appropriate preventive and corrective maintenance repair scopes for fixed equipment, for both daily and turnaround maintenance
  • Recommends appropriate spare part items and levels
  • Establishes and implements quality control procedures for inspecting, repairing and documenting repairs to process equipment
  • Initiates project proposals, performs engineering design, planning and maintains controls for reliability improvement projects
  • Performs Management of Change engineering review and documentation
  • Coordinates equipment repair history, cost, Lost Profit Opportunity, and corrective action data collection, and analyzes this data to provide Reliability program metric reports
  • Develops all mechanical design work for small engineering projects in support of maintenance work
  • Develops Bid Requests, evaluates proposals, prepares cost estimates and business justification for reliability improvement and maintenance projects
  • Conducts safety audits of refinery facilities and recommends changes to prevent damage
  • Maintain knowledge of applicable environmental and safety regulations
  • Assembles and writes procedures and training materials; conducts training classes when appropriate to improve Craft and Operator knowledge

This position requires technical leadership, as the engineer is expected to develop pro-active solutions to problems that develop with critical fixed equipment.


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 3 or more years of experience in an engineering role associated with industrial mechanical equipment
  • Willing and able to perform/comply, with or without a reasonable accommodation, with the following:
  • Work overtime, including holidays and weekends

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos

  • Work at elevated heights or in confined spaces

  • Work around chemicals including acids/bases

  • Work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat

  • Work near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Climb up to 200 feet in height

  • Wear fire-retardant clothing and other required personal protective equipment (such as steel-toe shoes, ear and eye protection)

  • Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly

  • Must satisfy the physical requirements of the position which includes, but is not limited to, the ability to lift, climb, walk, kneel, and squat on a regular basis

  • Proficient in speaking, reading and writing English

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

Preferred :

  • 3 or more years of experience in the predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance of mechanical process equipment
  • 3 or more years of experience working in a manufacturing and/or petrochemical facility
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial standards and practices (ASME, API, ANSI and ASTM)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with the application of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) and condition monitoring tools
  • Demonstrated effective communication and leadership skills are strongly desired
  • Proficient with JADE or similar mechanical design and stress analysis software tool
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office


At Phillips 66, while "what" we do may be very different from person to person, there's a "how" that connects all of us. It is how we work, how we collaborate and how we succeed together. It's this shared "how" that our competency framework describes in detail. We call it the Keys to Success because it can unlock the potential within us all.

Keys to Success

  • Prof: Adaptability—Demonstrate Adaptability And Learning
  • Prof: Building Collaborative Relationships—Build Partnerships
  • Prof: Communication—Communicate Professionally
  • Prof: Judgment—Exercise Professional Judgment
  • Prof: Results Orientation—Optimize Results

The San Francisco Refinery is comprised of two facilities linked by a 200-mile pipeline. The Rodeo facility is located in the San Francisco Bay area, while the Santa Maria facility is located in Arroyo Grande, CA. The refinery's crude oil processing capacity is 120 MBD. The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil.

Company Overview

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company's master limited partnership, is integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,500 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $52 billion of assets as of March 31, 2018. For more information, visit at or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co .

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 June 28, 2018 .

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 Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 45907

Department: Rodeo Refinery

Location: United States - California - Rodeo

Job Field: Engineering