Corrosion & Materials Engineer - Ferndale Refinery

Phillips66 - Ferndale, Washington

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Job ID 52413

The Corrosion and Materials Engineer’s primary responsibility is to ensure fixed equipment mechanical integrity, i.e. reliability and availability, avoid leaks, failures and process safety events.

Basic activities to support this effort include monitoring and responding to refinery operational conditions, implementing and supporting Inspection Department initiatives and providing technical input for Maintenance Department and Project Engineering objectives.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Participates in and promotes all aspects of the refinery safety program. Visibly demonstrates commitment to workplace safety of employees and contractors through personal engagement, direct communication and by setting a good example.

  • Resolves problems involving corrosion or other forms of deterioration; provide recommendations for repairs, changes, replacements.

  • Performs and/or coordinates failure analysis, metallographic analysis, specialized inspections and determines the need for and contracts outside services of contractors.

  • Performs and/or coordinates fitness-for-service evaluations and risk-based inspection activities.

  • Review activities and results of on-site corrosion control chemical vendor.

  • Review changes in unit operations impacting mechanical integrity with Operations and Inspection personnel.

  • Provides oversight and management of Cathodic Protection system and Soil Resistivity testing.

  • Provides technical reviews and input regarding temperatures, pressures and corrosion rates to Management of Change system.

  • Function as the refinery SME for feed stock change MOCs regarding potential impact to corrosion and equipment reliability.

  • Provides submittals, where applicable, for inspection-related refinery expense and capital budgets.

  • Can perform design, review and/or coordinate approval of on-stream repairs for refinery fixed equipment and piping along with Fixed Equipment Engineers.

  • Participates in developing complex welding procedures such as dissimilar materials or on-stream welds.

  • Provides leadership in progressing work and verifying compliance with company mechanical integrity standards such as.

  • Sulfidation service equipment (process conditions vs. metallurgy).

  • Atmospheric Overhead Required Standard.

  • Damage Mechanism Reviews and equipment specific inspection planning.

  • Systemization and Circuitization.

  • Injection and mix point design and operation.

  • Functions as the Refinery Committee Representative for corporate Engineering Specifications and review and approval of related deviation requests.

  • Functions as a representative in establishing and monitoring mechanical integrity related ROL’s.

  • Perform reviews of Project Engineering design packages for proper material selection, temperature and pressures of fixed equipment items.

  • Develop/present/sponsor personnel training for M.I. subjects.

  • Has a working knowledge, applies and understands pertinent industry Codes and Standards, especially NBIC, ASME and API Codes and Standards (e.g. ASME B31.3, 16.5, 31.1, API 510, 570, 653).

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering

  • 2 or more years of experience in the oil and gas industry

  • 2 or more years of experience with the fundamentals of corrosion and methods of corrosion control

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

  • Willing and able to perform and comply with the following:

  • Travel up to 5% of the time

  • Work extended hours, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Be on call 24/7/365

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

  • Climb ladders and stairs up to 200 feet in height

  • Transport articles up to 50 pounds

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • Work around hydrocarbons under high pressure and heat

  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toe shoes, ear and eye protection.)

  • Maintain your face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly (some examples include being free of facial hair and/or clean shaven)

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


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Materials, Metallurgical or Corrosion Engineering

  • 5 or more years of experience in the oil and gas industry

  • Current API/ASME/AWS certifications

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

  • Ability to write technical reports and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers and general plant personnel

  • Proficient in Equity Engineering Plant Manager, RBI and PCMS software packages

  • Proficient with API 530 and performing heater remaining tube life calculations

  • Proficient with API and capable of performing a variety of Level 1 and 2 Fitness for Service calculations

The Ferndale Refinery is located on Puget Sound in Ferndale, Washington, approximately 20 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. Facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation and hydrodesulfurization units. It processes a variety crude oils, including Alaskan North Slope, Canadian and other foreign and U.S. shale crudes, primarily delivered via marine vessel and pipeline. Within the refinery is a rail car crude oil receiving facility with a capacity of 30,000 BPD. This offloading facility, owned by Phillips 66 Partners, makes the receipt of additional crude by rail car possible. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include residual fuel oil, which is supplied to the northwest marine bunker fuel market. Most refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline and barge to major markets in the northwestern United States.

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 14,200 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $56 billion of assets as of Sept. 30, 2018. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Mar 17, 2020
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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