Rotating Equipment Engineer/Specialist - Ferndale Refinery

Phillips66 - Ferndale, Washington

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Job ID 51123

The Rotating Equipment Engineer/Specialist is a staff position within the Technical Services Department’s Project and Reliability Group. This position supports the safe and reliable operation of rotating equipment within an oil refinery with specific responsibility for rotating equipment within assigned process units. A significant portion of this position is performed in the field within the refinery and involves active participation within a small team of engineers. While performing the duties of this job in the field, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, working at height, and outside weather conditions. Physical activities include climbing, standing, crawling, confined space entry, and maneuvering through operating process units. While performing the duties of this position in the refinery, appropriate personal protective equipment will be worn as required.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Participates and promotes all aspects of the refinery safety program. Visibly demonstrates commitment to the workplace safety and health of employees and contractors through personal engagement and sound decisions.

  • Complies with all refinery site and corporate personal safety requirements, policies, and the Ferndale Refinery Mechanical Integrity Manual.

  • Provides Technical support during in-plant and off-site repairs/rebuilds of refinery rotating equipment to API and industry standards on assigned equipment.

  • Specifies new equipment for purchase as needed in accordance with API, Phillips 66 Refining Engineering Practices (REP), and P66 Required Standards.

  • Provide technical support for the vibration monitoring program and GE/Bently Nevada 3500 Protection/System1 Performance Monitoring systems.

  • Actively involved with operations and maintenance planning groups in scheduling of equipment repairs within assigned process units.

  • Developing, executing, and sustaining an effective preventive/predictive maintenance program for rotating equipment.

  • Participates in corporate Rotating Equipment Network efforts for knowledge sharing, developing best practices, and reviewing REP standards.

  • Participates in or leads refinery incident investigation teams for Root Cause Analysis and Latent Cause Analysis.

  • Participates in expense and capital budget development. Actively promotes cost control and budget awareness within the team.

  • Complete PSM requirements for rotating equipment such as PHA’s, MOC’s, PSI updates, etc.

  • Overseeing of equipment criticality ranking and 'bad actor list' and developing/implementing projects to improve reliability.

  • Long range planning and scope development of major rotating equipment.

  • Providing after-hour coverage and assistance during upsets, outages, and major equipment overhauls.

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • 5 or more years of experience in maintenance and/or engineering

  • 5 or more years of experience with rotating machinery

  • 5 or more years of experience with vibration analysis, trouble shooting performance analysis, performance condition monitoring programs, and centrifugal and reciprocating compressors

  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

  • Willingness to perform/comply with the following:

  • To work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos

  • To work near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • To work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • To climb up to 250 feet in height

  • To lift up to 50 pounds

  • To wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toe shoes, ear and eye protection)

  • To 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)

  • Currently hold or can qualify to receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. Note, information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at .


  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering

  • 10 or more years of experience as a Rotating Equipment Engineer/Specialist in the refining, chemical, or petrochemical industry

  • Working knowledge of API and PIP Rotating Equipment Standards

  • Direct experience with new equipment installation and commissioning

  • Proficient in SAP

  • Trained in Root Cause Failure Analysis or Latent Cause Analysis techniques

The Ferndale Refinery is located on Puget Sound in Ferndale, Washington, approximately 20 miles south of the U.S.-Canada border. Facilities include crude distillation, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation and hydrodesulfurization units. It processes a variety crude oils, including Alaskan North Slope, Canadian and other foreign and U.S. shale crudes, primarily delivered via marine vessel and pipeline. Within the refinery is a rail car crude oil receiving facility with a capacity of 30,000 BPD. This offloading facility, owned by Phillips 66 Partners, makes the receipt of additional crude by rail car possible. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include residual fuel oil, which is supplied to the northwest marine bunker fuel market. Most refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline and barge to major markets in the northwestern United States.

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 14,200 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $56 billion of assets as of Sept. 30, 2018. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Sep 15, 2019
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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