Electrical Engineer - Lake Charles Refinery

Phillips66 - Lake charles, Louisiana

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Job ID 52246

The Electrical Engineer provides leadership, technical expertise, and business perspective in all areas related to the refinery’s electrical systems. This role is responsible for preventative maintenance programs, coordination of improvement and new projects, and cost/budget management.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Collaborating with operations and maintenance teams to drive continuous improvement and reliability of electrical components, equipment, and systems.

  • Providing technical expertise for troubleshooting of equipment, including power distribution systems, motor controls, switch gear, UPS systems, and substations.

  • Providing technical support for electrical systems design, specification, installation, testing, and start-up.

  • Designing electrical system design development, construction scope, drawing preparation, construction support, and start-up supervision.

  • Providing maintenance support and reliability of existing electrical equipment.

  • Assisting with maintenance planning and execution of major equipment repairs and unit turnarounds.

  • Participating in refining electrical reliability network, industry technical societies, and support.

  • Coordinating and supervising work of contractors, including liaison with vendors.

  • Interfacing with external power agencies.

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering

  • 5 or more years of refining or industrial electrical experience, including power distributions systems

  • Willing and able to respond to off-hour callouts on an as needed basis to support refinery operating requirements

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. Note: information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at


  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial safe work practices and standards (IEEE, ANSI, NEMA, ISA, and API)

  • Previous experience with plant start-ups and troubleshooting of complex control and operational problems

  • Strong safety focus with demonstrated knowledge of code requirements, including OSHA and Process Safety Management

  • Installation and maintenance experience in Protection Relays, VFD’s, Transformers, Breakers, and /or Motors

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
    Feb 10, 2020
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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