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Process Engineer - Ferndale Refinery

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Phillips 66 Company.

Ferndale, WA

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Process Engineer - Ferndale Refinery




Phillips 66 & YOU- Together we can fuel the future


The Unit Process Engineer

provides technical support and expertise focused on improving the safety, reliability, and profitability on assigned process units in the refinery. The Unit Process Engineer regularly works with operations, commercial planning, process control, maintenance, and other technical department employees.

Responsibilities may include

Safety responsibilities:

Demonstrates personal commitment to health, safety, and environmental objectives. Responsible for their own safety/health and of those working with them, promoting the health and safety of others, and performing quality work in a safe and environmentally conscientious manner. Participates in monthly safety meetings and conducts audits of operating facilities.

Participates in facility emergency response as part of the Emergency Management Organization within the Incident Command System.

Tracks unit performance and follows up on violations or near misses of safe operating limits. Continues to validate safe operating limits (SOLs) and reliability operating limits (ROLs).

Supports operations in the field and in the control room during operational upsets and changes to operations.

Participates in incident investigations, especially for process upsets.

Participates and may facilitate risk analysis meetings (RAMs) and PSSR’s in their area of responsibility.

Key player in facilitation of management of change for unit assignment area on capital upgrades and optimization.

Completes action items from PHAs, audits and investigations in a timely manner to support overall refinery goals around action item closure.

Evaluates Critical Device Bypasses to ensure adequate alternate protection.

Coordinates evaluation of alternate relief paths to support Operations when relief valves without spares can be pulled by Maintenance at the prescribed intervals to ensure their mechanical reliability

Responsible for resolving abnormal process problems. Regularly works with unit operators on understanding and resolving operating problems in process units.

Monitors performance of assigned process units and proactively identifies operating trends and potential impacts. Communicates and makes recommendations so that the organization is never surprised by a predictable or preventable loss of full, safe and reliable unit operation.

Works with refinery operations and commercial planning groups to optimize long and short term unit operations for the maximum economic benefit.

Develops ideas for projects that improve the safety, reliability, and profitability of the refinery. Assists in the development of process design packages.

Participates in process hazards analysis (PHA) and HAZOP reviews of assigned units and projects.

Keeps up to date on technical issues and industry trends on assigned units and applies knowledge to improve the refinery. Serves as primary technical contact with central company and outside technical experts.

Assists in the development of Turnaround work scope.

Supports the procurement, handling, performance tracking, and disposition of catalyst and chemicals used in the refinery.

Supports the selection and management of chemical and catalyst vendors and contracts to maximize unit reliability and profitability.

Assists the Operations Business Team Lead and Finance department with the development of operating expense budgets, particularly in the areas of chemical, catalyst, and utilities. Investigates variances in these categories and recommends actions to keep these expenses within budget.



Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering

4 or more years of experience working in the Refining industry

Currently hold or be able to qualify to receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. Note, information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at


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Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables

Ability to work effectively with standard computer applications that involve word processing, spreadsheets, and databases

Ability to use process simulation software


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 Ferndale Refinery

is located in Ferndale, WA which is located on Puget Sound, about 20 miles south of the U.S. - Canada border. The refinery processes about 105,000 barrels per day of oil and is a high conversion facility allowing optimized utilization of feedstock. The refinery includes Clean Gasoline and Ultra-Low Sulfur Diesel units providing emissions friendly products to meet today's stringent standards. Providing a safe and environmentally responsible workplace as well as having a positive impact on the local communities are management priorities. Operations are run 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

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 an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,600 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $51 billion of assets as of March 31, 2017. For more information, visit

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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 December 26, 2017

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

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Ferndale Refinery


United States - Washington - Ferndale

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Company Profile
Built on more than 130 years of experience, Phillips 66 is a growing energy manufacturing and logistics company with high-performing Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses. This integrated portfolio enables Phillips 66 to capture opportunities in the changing energy landscape. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 13,500 employees who are committed to operating excellence and safety. Phillips 66 had $51 billion of assets as of Sept. 30, 2013.

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