Mechanical Engineer - Lake Charles Refinery

Phillips66 - Lake charles, Louisiana

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Job ID 52245

Mechanical Engineer primary focus is to restore failed systems and equipment to operable conditions and to minimize downtime. Provide engineering expertise to improve maintenance performance and to enhance safety and unit reliability.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Improving the maintainability, operability and running condition of unity equipment.

  • Identifying and investigating chronic equipment failures and developing correction action plans.

  • Participating in technical networks to develop and implement best practices.

  • Supporting equipment reliability initiatives and proactively applying technical expertise.

  • Working with planners as needed to ensure repair plans meet all P66 standards.

  • Supporting Unit MOC’s by providing supporting documentation and equipment information as needed.

  • Ensuring equipment repairs meet P66 standards.

  • Evaluating equipment upgrades, repairs, replacements for economical merit.

  • Participating in scope development for turnarounds.

  • Generating capital/project budget proposals.

  • Participating in maintenance budget, capital budget, and strategic projects.

  • Participating in all discipline specific engineering forums sponsored by the reliability group.

  • Providing the Craft Supervisor with engineering support as needed.

  • Providing engineered repair plans.

  • Technical trouble shooting.

  • Participating in TA scope development and LRP for maintenance improvements.

  • Networking with other P66 facilities and industry experts to share expertise and implement best practices.

  • Effectively managing multiple projects concurrently.

  • Participating as needed on teams associated with major project, business improvement, optimization, reliability, safety, and environmental compliance activities.

  • Expecting to temporarily backfill positions on the team as needed.

  • Working Turnarounds as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field

  • 3 or more years of direct experience in refining and/or the chemical industry

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


  • Experience and understanding of refinery maintenance, operating, and project practices

  • Technical experience with all types of equipment within their engineering discipline

  • Working Knowledge of vibration, oil analysis and other predictive and condition monitoring techniques for rotating and fixed equipment

  • Ability to apply technical expertise to problem solving while achieving broad business objectives

  • Personal discipline to balance short term demands with long term objectives

  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse teams

  • Ability to set clear priorities

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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