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Phillips 66 Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer - Wood River Refinery in Wood River, Illinois

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The Mechanical/Fixed Equipment Reliability Engineer provides technical support to the refinery. The position coordinates reliability program improvements and performs engineering in support of site maintenance activities. This position provides technical support to the refinery to identify and eliminate equipment failures, improve the quality of new installations, operation of assets, maintenance repairs, and ensure work is done in accordance with required standards, best practices and applicable regulations and industry codes.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Assess equipment criticality

  • Develop equipment asset strategies and champion reliability improvements through the implementation process

  • Identifies key mechanical systems reliability indicators and ensures they are monitored, analyzed, and acted upon to increase equipment operational availability

  • Maintain key Reliability metrics

  • Communicate Reliability concerns, solutions, and trends effectively to the organization

  • Provide cost estimates, secure equipment, and follow construction through to commissioning on certain reliability improvement projects

  • Ensure MOC compliance

  • Lead failure analysis and develop Cause Maps as part of the RCA process

  • Periodic back fill for area engineers and/or support for turnarounds

  • Willing and able to respond to and assist with unexpected emergencies and after-hour call outs

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Maintain a valid driver’s license

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • 7 or more years of experience supporting fixed equipment assets of a refinery or petrochemical facility

  • Willing and able to respond to and assist with unexpected emergencies and after-hour call outs

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


  • 10 or more years of experience working as a reliability, maintenance or discipline engineer primarily supporting a refinery or petrochemical facility

  • Experience with SAP and Reliability Software (i.e., APM, Meridium)

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of the organization

  • Experience developing Cause Maps and leading Root Cause Analysis teams

  • Results oriented and committed to continuous learning and self-development

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: 53988

Location: Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Wood River Refinery

Technical Req : No