Instrument Technician (Craftsman) - Borger Refinery

Phillips66 - Borger, Texas

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Job ID 51636

The Instrument Technician (Craftsman) is expected to configure and maintain various types of pneumatic and electronic instrumentation.

This position requires successful completion of aptitude, behavioral and skills testing and an on-site interview. Candidates who receive an offer of employment will then be required to successfully complete a pre-employment due diligence process that consists of things like a background check, medical, hearing, respiratory and vision exams and agility testing. Starting rate of pay for an Instrument Technician position is currently $40.08/hr with top progression within the Instrument classification making $43.33/hr.


Responsibilities May Include

  • Troubleshooting, removing, repairing and re-installing various types of control loops, controllers, transmitters, automated valves and switches

  • Troubleshooting and repairing instrumentation controlled by distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC)

  • Remove, repair, re-install various types of automated valves, positioners, and actuators

  • Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining online process analyzers and sample systems, including gas chromatographs, Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS), oxygen, conductivity, PH, and tail gas analyzers

  • Troubleshooting and repairing rotating equipment vibration and temperature monitoring systems

  • Utilizing test equipment, such as multi-meters, temperature and pressure calibrators, and signal generators

  • Understanding instrumentation principles related to temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurement

  • Understanding basic process control principles, including loop tuning

  • Reading and interpreting loop drawings, P&IDs, wiring schematics, etc.

  • Configuring, installing, loop checking, and commissioning new instrumentation

  • Installing instrument tubing and tubing fittings

  • Operating motorized and manual equipment

  • Performing work activities that include pulling, lifting, twisting, working in confined spaces and on elevated platforms requiring fall protection

  • Entering and retrieving computer data

  • Using fire equipment when necessary along with many other general maintenance activities

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Technical certification (or higher) for Instrumentation or Electronics by December 2019 OR a minimum of 2 years of related equivalent work experience

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license

  • Willingness to comply with the following:

  • Work at least an 8-hour shift and up to a 12-hour shift, which includes some weekends, holidays and nights

  • Available for on-call responsibilities

  • Work overtime

  • Work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos

  • Work near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Climb up to 250 feet in height

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • 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)

  • Perform firefighting duties

  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • Work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat

  • Able to read at a level to understand written safety procedures, work procedures, work permits and instruction manuals

  • Learn computer software associated with process operations


  • Associates degree in Electronics or Instrumentation

  • 2 or more years of experience as an Instrument Technician (Craftsman)

  • 4 or more years of military experience working with instrumentation or electronics

  • 3 or more years of experience working in a refinery and/or chemical industry

  • 2 or more years of recent continuous full-time work experience

  • Experience with SAP's Maintenance Module or other ERP Maintenance modules

  • Strong oral and written communication skills pertaining to documenting inspection and repair information

The Borger Refinery is located in Borger, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle, approximately 50 miles north of Amarillo, Texas. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units, as well as an NGL fractionation facility. The refinery processes primarily medium sour crude oil produced locally, and heavy sour crude oil produced in Canada, all of which are delivered by pipeline. Borger produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, as well as petroleum coke, NGLs and solvents. Refined products are distributed to customers via pipelines from the refinery to West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and 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
    Nov 9, 2019
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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