Craftworker 2nd - Machinist

Phillips66 - Lake charles, Louisiana

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Job ID 51739

Machinists work in the maintenance department of the refinery. The positions are straight day jobs, subject to occasional shift work, turnarounds, call outs and mandatory overtime. Machinists are responsible for the repair and troubleshooting of rotating equipment within the facility. This work takes place in all areas of the refinery, outside exposed to the weather elements and to blowing air, heat, noise and vibration. The refinery processes involve hazardous and volatile materials under high temperatures and pressures. The work may take place at heights on vessels and towers and/or in confined spaces.

Responsibilities May Include

Performing any and all work for which they are qualified, related to repairing, altering, fabricating, removing, installing, assembling, troubleshooting and servicing a wide variety of rotating process equipment, such as pumps, compressors, motors, etc.

Performing close tolerance work on metal machining equipment such as lathes

Maintaining and operating all equipment and tools to support and maintain required skills

Sustaining a well-kept and orderly site in the performance of all work duties

Working in a team environment and assisting other personnel in accomplishing tasks and major projects

Climbing of equipment and the ability to work in confined spaces and at elevated heights is occasionally required as is the ability to work outside in all weather conditions

Taking ownership for safe work practices

Being able to read and interpret vendor equipment information

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

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

  • Maintain a valid driver's license

  • 3 or more years of journeyman level experience with rotating equipment including pumps, seals, fans, reciprocating compressors, centrifugal compressors, steam turbines and gearboxes in an oil refinery, petrochemical plant or similar facility

  • Assuring compliance with all Company policies and procedures and training requirements


  • Completion of an apprenticeship or an Associate's degree or equivalent training and experience

  • 3+ years of experience with process operations or mechanical equipment with emphasis in troubleshooting, diagnosing, disassembly, inspection, repair, re-assembly and adjustment of valves, valve acutuators, and materials handling equipment

  • Good oral and written communication skills pertaining to documenting inspection and repair information (English Language)

  • Ability to read at a level to understand written safety procedures, work procedures, work permits and instruction manuals (English Language)

  • Proficiency in computer usuage basics including e-mail, Windows navigation, SAP

The Lake Charles Refinery is located in Westlake, Louisiana. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. Facilities also include a specialty coker and calciner. The refinery processes a mixture of light to heavy, low- and high sulfur and low- and high-acid crude oils. It receives domestic, Canadian and other foreign crude oil through truck, pipeline, marine transportation and terminals, including the Beaumont and Clifton Ridge terminals and the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Lake Charles produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include off-road diesel, home heating oil, feedstock for our Excel Paralubes joint venture, specialty graphite petroleum coke and petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed in the southeastern and eastern United States by truck, rail car, barge or pipelines and exported to Latin America and West Africa.

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
    Oct 27, 2019
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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