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Phillips 66 Emergency Response Specialist - Wood River Refinery in Wood River, Illinois

Phillips 66 & You - Together we can fuel the future

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 Emergency Response Specialist provide on-shift leadership and resources for emergency response/planning, safety, occupational health and security. This position reports to the Director Emergency Response and Security. This position works rotating shifts – 12 hour – on a predetermined schedule.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Provide necessary on-shift emergency response coverage (tactical leadership, firefighter/fire apparatus operator, paramedic, hazmat specialist, rescue technician, etc.)

  • Document incident response operations (incident reports, Post Incident Analysis reports, etc.)

  • Coordinate on-shift occupational medicine and drug testing program for Phillips 66 and contract employees

  • Coordinate on-shift emergency response and security operations and communications

  • Coordinate/audit the on-shift contract ERS staff (Rural Metro, DNOW, and Allied Security)

  • Serve as On-shift safety and environmental resource

  • Conduct industrial hygiene / air monitoring operations

  • Serve as competent person in key health, safety and environmental areas

  • Serve as on-shift Alternate Facility Security Officer

  • Serve as on-shift UAS/Drone pilot

  • Serve as a competent person in fire detection, fire suppression and evacuation alarm system

  • Assist in development and delivery of emergency response team and security training

  • Assist in development and delivery of emergency response and security drills and exercises

  • Develop, deliver and/or or coordinate delivery of general employee emergency response and security training classes

  • Support the employee respiratory fit testing program

  • Coordinate apparatus and portable equipment maintenance, repairs and testing program

  • Develop and maintain inspection, maintenance and testing documentation for apparatus and portable equipment

  • Coordinate fixed fire protection maintenance, repair and testing program

  • Develop fixed fire protection system summaries and activation guidelines

  • Serve as firewater system subject matter expert

  • Schedule and coordinate contract maintenance, testing and inspection services for the firewater system

  • Conduct fire prevention audits for process areas, tank farms, buildings, etc.

  • Conduct safety audits and inspections

  • Develop and update pre-plans for process units, storage tanks, buildings, confined space, etc.

  • Develop and update area emergency action/evacuation plans

  • Develop and update master refinery emergency response/security maps

  • Maintain master listing of buildings and assigned numbering system

  • Assist in the development of emergency response and security standard operating guidelines, plans and reference documents

  • Interpret and assist in gaining compliance with applicable refinery and corporate fire protection and safety procedures and recognized best practices (NFPA standards, etc.)

  • Attend both on-site and off-site emergency response, security, health and safety and environmental training

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Valid driver’s license

  • EMT- Paramedic Certification

  • 3 or more years of direct experience in an emergency response/safety related position

  • Willing and Able to perform/comply, with or without a reasonable accommodation, with the following:

  • Work in confined spaces and at heights up to 200 feet

  • Work various schedules including a 12-hour rotating shift, which includes weekends and holidays. (Employees generally work 48 hours one week, 36 hours the next, rotating between days and nights.)

  • To pass ER/fire brigade physicals and maintain medical qualification

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


  • Basic Firefighter or NFPA 1081 Fire Brigade certification

  • Hazardous Materials Technician or Specialist certification

  • High Angle and/or Confined Space Rescue Technician certification

  • Fire Service / Emergency Service Instructor / NFPA 1041 certification

  • 5 or more years of direct experience in refining and/or chemical industry

  • Bachelor's degree in fire protection, safety or related field

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)

  • Proficient in SAP

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to interact with multiple layers of organizations and agencies

  • Leadership ability

  • Working knowledge and experience in safety, occupation health and fire protection

The Wood River Refinery is located in Roxana, Illinois, about 15 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes a mixture of light, low-sulfur; heavy, high sulfur; and high-acid crude oil. The crude supply is sourced domestically or from Canada. Wood River produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt and petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline, rail car, barge and truck and are shipped 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: 53987

Location: Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Health, Safety, and Environment

Division : Wood River Refinery

Technical Req : No