Mechanical Engineer - Wood River Refinery

Phillips66 - Wood river, Illinois

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Job ID 52132

The Mechanical Engineer is responsible for overall mechanical engineering support for safe and reliable operation and maintenance of the refinery. Duties include overall maintenance and reliability engineering for an area in the refinery.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Providing engineering support to the turnaround group by managing small projects in the assigned zone and maintaining/ordering critical spares or engineering components.

  • Providing detailed engineering support to maintenance so that all work is performed per Corporate REPs, WRR programs and policies, applicable codes and sound engineering judgement.

  • Managing and documenting RCFA’s on all identified critical failures and assist the refinery in identification and development of tactics to ensure repeat failures do not occur.

  • Supporting the planning and area inspector in assessing issues and ensure that adequate data is collected for the development of recommendations and equipment replacement plans.

  • Creating detailed repair procedures as well as review inspectors’ repair procedures for accuracy and compliance per ASME, API 570, API 510, API 653, and relevant P66 engineering and required standards.

  • Identifying top reliability issues within the area of responsibility and develop detailed plans to address those issues. Performing alternate relief system reviews and recommendations.

  • Executing the MOC process and Safety Operability Engineering Reviews (SOER’s) for changes initiated due to mechanical integrity as well as making sure that the department is represented in reviews initiated by other disciplines.

  • Assisting the corrosion engineer and inspector with annual corrosion reviews and participate in the implementation and ever-greening process of Risk Based Inspection (RBI).

  • Performing Level 1 and Level 2 fitness for service evaluations per API 579.

  • Demonstrating personal commitment to health, safety & environmental compliance with WRR standards.

  • Taking appropriate action to expedite fixed equipment and piping repairs and implement contingency plans if required.

  • Providing technical guidance to insure fixed equipment maintenance is executed in an effective, timely, and cost-efficient manner.

  • Periodically assisting in coordination of work by specialty mechanical contractors and consultants.

  • Proactively investigating and recommending cost effective equipment upgrades to long term fixed equipment safe operation and reliability.

  • Developing and supporting preventive and predictive maintenance programs/procedures.

  • Participating in and providing technical support and guidance for large and small capital projects in assigned area.

  • Developing and maintaining technical expertise by keeping current with technological developments regarding fixed equipment and piping.

  • Participating on, or leading teams or networks either at WRR or across Phillips 66 that address Mechanical Integrity objectives.

  • Taking a proactive approach to identifying and solving problems regarding work processes and equipment.

  • Sharing responsibility for controlling inspection and maintenance costs for fixed equipment and piping.

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering

  • Currently hold a valid driver’s license

  • 3 or more years of experience in refining, petrochemical or related industry

  • Intermediate level of proficiency with Microsoft Outlook Suite (Outlook Email, Word, and Excel programs)

  • Willing to travel (10% expected) for training, networking, or support for other Phillips 66 locations


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering

  • 5 or more years of experience working as a Mechanical or Maintenance Engineer

  • Proficient with SAP, VCEPlant Manager, PCMS, API-RBI software, Pipe Stress Analysis (Caesar II)

  • Knowledgeable and conversant in requirements of ASME B31.3, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code Sections I, V, VII, VII, and IX, and API Inspection Codes 510, 570, and 653

  • Knowledgeable and conversant in damage mechanisms that affect refinery equipment (API 571)

  • Open to future relocation to other Phillips 66 Refineries

The Wood River Refinery is located in Roxana, Illinois, about 15 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes a mixture of light, low-sulfur; heavy, high sulfur; and high-acid crude oil. The crude supply is sourced domestically or from Canada. Wood River produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt and petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline, rail car, barge and truck and are shipped to markets throughout 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
    Feb 10, 2020
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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