Phillips 66 Maintenance Mechanic - Instrumentation Mechanic / Analyzer Technician in Wilmington, California


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The Maintenance Mechanic - Instrument Mechanic / Analyzer Technician is responsible for inspecting, troubleshooting, servicing, and repairing refinery instrumentation, process stream analyzers, combustion controls, and continuous emissions monitors, both in the shop and in the field. All work must be performed in a safe and efficient manner under the general direction of the Instrumentation Supervisor.

The Instrument Mechanic / Analyzer Technician is expected to remove equipment if necessary, calibrate, install, service, modify, test, and/or replace a wide variety of pneumatic, fluidic, mechanical, electrical, and electronic devices. All tools and equipment used are expected to be well-kept and orderly to facilitate a safe and efficient work environment. Job requires work both indoors and outdoors, lifting, and climbing. Occasionally may be required to work at elevated heights and/or confined space. Shift work, including days, nights, weekends and holidays may be required; must be willing and able to respond to callouts during off hours due to business necessity.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Troubleshooting instrumentation issues using schematics and vendor drawings
  • Working with Process Control team to repair complex instrumentation and computer control systems
  • Performing calibrations, programming and repairs on electronic, pneumatic, and electro-pneumatic equipment and parts associated with this equipment
  • Examining color-coded resistors and wiring, wiring within Safety Instrumented Systems and control circuits, and circuit boards for defects in operation
  • Working with Environmental Department to understand and comply with regulatory requirements
  • Completing safety observations and stopping unsafe work immediately
  • Demonstrating the ability to work alone or in a team and demonstrating techniques to apprentices and occasionally assisting other trades and contractors when required
  • Communicating effectively with Supervisors, Operations and other Maintenance Craft
  • Ensuring all work is completed in a safe, environmentally-compliant, and cost effective manner
  • Initiating equipment defect elimination by identifying potential problems, taking immediate corrective action when practical, and recommending solutions to supervisors and engineers
  • Reviewing drawings, procedures, and specifications to effectively perform assigned work
  • Sharing knowledge, skills and expertise to facilitate a high performing organization



  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • High School diploma and or G.E.D. equivalent
  • 5 or more years of instrumentation experience
  • Must understand the basics of both AC and DC theory, electronics, and circuits
  • Demonstrate an understanding of instrument loop diagrams
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Maintain a valid driver's license
  • Must possess a valid Transportation Workers' Identification Credential (TWIC) card by start date
  • Must be willing and able, with or without accommodation, to perform/comply with the following:
  • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment

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

  • Work overtime (including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts) and respond to after-hours callouts on an as needed

  • Climb, bend, lift, and perform a wide variety of physical activities

  • Work at elevated heights

  • Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and process equipment

  • Work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • Work outside in any given weather conditions


  • 5 or more years of instrumentation experience in refineries and/or chemical plants or relevant military experience in large industrial systems
  • Certifications (examples: NCCER or equivalent, SCBA, etc.)
  • Completion of an apprenticeship, formal training or trade program, or Associates Degree in a technical field
  • Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions, identify corrective action, and analyze/document complex inspection and repair information
  • Experience with Safety Instrumented Systems
  • Experience calibrating valves, transmitters, and analyzers
  • Experience with refinery maintenance, turnaround, and/or shutdown work
  • Experience with Lock Out Tag Out
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications and SAP
  • Military training/experience


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

  • Contr: Adaptability—Adapt And Learn From Experience
  • Contr: Building Collaborative Relationships—Foster Relationships
  • Contr: Judgment—Demonstrate Sound Judgment
  • Contr: Results Orientation—Optimize Work Performance

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 for this Position :

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 August 26, 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.

This Employer is subject to the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) (LAMC 189.00). This Employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Ordinance.

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

Requisition ID: 46505

Department: Los Angeles Refinery

Location: United States - California - Wilmington

Job Field: Maintenance