Process Control Specialist - Rodeo Refinery

Phillips66 - Rodeo, California

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Job ID 51870

Under the general direction of Process Controls Supervisor, the Process Control Specialist will assist in implementing, testing and troubleshooting new control configurations on existing systems. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to, building DCS graphics and configuring points, troubleshooting and maintaining various peripheral devices.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Providing controls systems support and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) expertise in the support of a petroleum refinery

  • Supporting and maintaining control networks

  • Performing DCS hardware and software maintenance/upgrades

  • Supporting DCS configuration of regulatory controls

  • Providing construction support and startup assistance on automation projects

  • Providing technical support for regulatory controls and Programmable Logic Controller (PLC)/Safety Instrumented System (SIS) logic issues within the refinery. This may include troubleshooting, configuration/programming, and documentation

  • Participating in and/or support to Project/Process Engineering for Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), Piping and Instrument Diagram (P&ID) review, and Management of Change (MOC) processes regarding controls and safety systems implementation

  • Supporting controls modernization projects including involvement in control system specifications, hardware and software design, testing, commissioning, and documentation

  • Working closely with Operations Department to ensure reliability of process operation and control through continuous monitoring of system performance

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent

  • 3 or more years of refining or related industry experience

  • 3 or more years within a related field (i.e., Maintenance, Controls, Instrumentation)

  • Proficient in Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)

  • Willing and able to perform/comply, with or without a reasonable accommodation, with the following:

  • Climb ladders and stairs (up to 50 feet) to perform equipment maintenance

  • Raise and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material on a daily basis on even and uneven terrain

  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • Travel as needed up, to 15% of the time

  • Regularly wear personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly

  • Work unscheduled overtime including days, nights, weekends, holidays, etc.

  • Must be willing/able to respond to callout during off-hours

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases that may be under high pressure and heat

  • Entails exposure to high and continuous levels of noise, vibration, extreme temperatures and hot equipment, hydrocarbon vapors, fumes and the potential for exposure to refinery chemicals, including but not limited to, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, benzene, etc.

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


  • Associate degree or Technical Diploma/Certification in Instrument & Electrical (I&E) technology

  • Working knowledge of Honeywell control systems, including TDC3000, TPS, and/or Experion

  • Experience with Modicon PLC’s and Triconex safety systems

  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial safe working practices and standards

  • Excellent planning, organizational, interpersonal and communications skills

  • Demonstrated ability to complete complex assignments in a timely manner

  • Willing and able to develop new skills applicable to job functions

The San Francisco Refinery consists of two facilities linked by a 200-mile pipeline. The Santa Maria facility is located in Arroyo Grande, California, 200 miles south of San Francisco, California, while the Rodeo facility is in the San Francisco Bay Area. Semi-refined liquid products from the Santa Maria facility are shipped by pipeline to the Rodeo facility for upgrading into finished petroleum products. Facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units, as well as a calciner. The San Francisco Refinery processes a mixture of heavy, high sulfur and light sweet crude oil. It receives California crude oil by pipeline, and both domestic and foreign crude oil by tanker. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. It also produces CARB-grade gasoline. Other products include petroleum coke. The majority of the refined products are distributed to California by pipeline and barge. Additional refined products are also exported to Latin America by waterborne cargo.

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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