Area Inspector - Wood River Refinery

Phillips66 - Wood river, Illinois

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Job ID 52244

The Area Inspector is responsible for the repair, fabrication and inspection of ASME boilers, pressure vessels, piping systems, and pressure relieving devices within a given operating area of the refinery.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Proactively influence maintenance and engineering priorities in your Production Area

  • Communicate with Operations and Maintenance teams regularly in your Production Area

  • Represent inspection department in the area Management of Change process

  • Participate in small and large capital project teams to ensure successful completion and handover

  • Review and approve piping fabrication isometrics, inspection and test plans, welding procedures and other repair and construction plans

  • Maintain list of top-ten mechanical integrity issues for area of coverage

  • Responsible for field-verifying proper installation of all new and revised piping

  • Develop and ensure accuracy of Turnaround worklists, repair plans, schedules and execution plans together with others to meet turnaround milestones

  • Lead Inspector for turnarounds within area; direct the activities of other Phillips 66 and contract personnel on a temporary basis during major planned outages

  • Support other inspectors during major planned outages outside assigned area

  • Document and develop strategies for temporary leak repair, alternate relief, hot work on in-service equipment, and alternate relief

  • Coordinate conventional and specialty non-destructive examination (NDE) contractors on an as-needed basis

  • Update mixing point / injection point data sheets and inspection records

  • Write SAP notifications for inspection related maintenance work

  • Represent the inspection department at area maintenance planning meetings

  • Diligently manage plant equipment and documentation through PCMS, SAP and other computer and paper records system

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • 2 or more years of experience in the construction, repair, or inspection of piping and/or pressure vessels

  • 2 or more years of experience in the refining or chemical industry

  • Willing and able to travel (<10% expected) for training, networking, or support for other Phillips 66 locations

  • API-510 Pressure Vessel Inspector certification

  • Willing and able to obtain an API-570 Piping Inspector certification within the first 12 months of employment


  • 5 or more years of experience in construction, repair, or inspection of pressure vessels and/or piping in the refining or chemical industry

  • 5 or more years of direct field experience in application of non-destructive inspection techniques in the refining or chemical industry

  • Current hold an American Petroleum Institute API-510 Pressure Vessel Inspector or National Board Inspection Code (NBIC) Pressure Vessel Inspector certification

  • Currently hold an American Petroleum Institute API-570 Piping Inspector certification

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to communicate technical concepts and issues to an audience with widely varying technical background

  • High organizational skills and capable of setting priorities to meet job demands

  • Prior owner-user inspection experience

  • Experience using common inspection software applications (PCMS, UltraPipe, EMPRV, API-RBI, SAP)

  • Training or experience in applying the following:

  • API-571 Damage Mechanisms

  • API-579 Fitness for Service

  • API-580 / 581 Risk Based Inspection (RBI)

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.

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description


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 14,300 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $58 billion of assets as of March 31, 2019. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Feb 10, 2020
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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