Rotating Equipment Supervisor - Ferndale Refinery

Phillips66 - Ferndale, Washington

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Job ID 52050

The Rotating Equipment Supervisor reports to the Routine Maintenance Superintendent and is responsible for the safety, productivity, quality, and development of field and machinist maintenance crafts involved with the maintenance and machining activities for rotating equipment, marine loading arms, fleet vehicles, generators, and other equipment in the refinery.

The incumbent in this position is very detail oriented and knowledgeable regarding the equipment, including the ability to provide technical guidance and troubleshooting expertise. This position requires the ability to prioritize, direct and coordinate maintenance work to ensure safe, reliable, and environmentally compliant operations while working with other maintenance personnel and functional groups. Initiative, independent thought and judgment, and the ability to organize and prioritize work with minimal supervision is a must in this position. A philosophy of defect elimination on equipment repairs is critical to improve plant reliability and increase overall availability and uptime for the refinery.

The Rotating Equipment Supervisor shall provide safety oversight to all refinery personnel to ensure compliance with Phillips 66 and Ferndale Refinery policies and practices.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Leads the team in safety and health excellence by, among other activities, recognizing and stopping unsafe behavior, recognizing and reporting safety hazards, completing assigned safety training, and complying with PSM elements.

  • Ensures conformity with all safety policies and compliance programs, such as incident reporting, incident investigations, Job Safety Analysis (JSA), Process Safety Management (PSM), safety meetings, safety and housekeeping audits, and Safe Practices and Procedures.

  • Supervises craftsmen in both the machine shop and field environment in the maintenance and troubleshooting of pumps, compressors, blowers, fans, steam turbine drivers, motor operated valves, loading arms, hydraulic systems, etc.

  • Supervises a garage mechanic in the maintenance and troubleshooting of refinery vehicles, generators, and other motorized equipment.

  • Provides strong leadership while ensuring that safety, productivity, and quality of work objectives are met.

  • Motivates and builds trust within team through open and consistent communications, constructive feedback, sound decision making, demonstrating technical aptitude, timely follow-up, and leading by example.

  • Ensures all required training has been completed and champions advancement of craft skills among team.

  • Leads daily toolbox safety meetings; Leads daily review and assignment of maintenance work to craftsmen.

  • Identifies and removes barriers to productivity and efficiency of work crews. Maximizes time on tools.

  • Participates in daily and other periodic meetings including operations coordination, maintenance updates, scheduling priorities, backlog reviews, staff meetings, supervisor training, etc.

  • Assists in planning and issuance of daily work schedules for crews.

  • Ensures work crews comply with established repair quality standards and procedures. Monitors repair rework issues and develops corrective actions as necessary.

  • Interacts with engineers and other support staff in resolving reliability issues, problems with equipment repairs, or preventative maintenance tasks.

Required Qualifications

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Journeyman millwright or Journeyman machinist or advanced degree in a related field

  • 3 or more years of experience in an industrial environment

  • Willing and able to perform and comply with the following:

  • Travel up to 5% of the time

  • Work extended hours, which may include evenings, weekends and holidays

  • Be on call 24/7/365

  • Respond to refinery emergencies during off-hours

  • Work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Climb ladders and stairs up to 200 feet in height

  • Lift and transport up to 50 pounds

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • Work around hydrocarbons under high pressure and heat

  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • 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)

  • Possess a valid Driver’s License

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


  • 10 or more years of experience as a machinist/millwright or rotating equipment specialist/engineer

  • Working knowledge with API flush plans

  • Abe to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and equipment maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals

  • Abe to write routine reports and correspondence

  • Abe to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization

  • Abe to apply basic mathematical concept and procedures such as percentages, interest rates, and commissions to work

  • Abe to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists

  • Abe to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form

  • Working knowledge of SAP, Impact, KMS or other Refinery intranet applications

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)

  • Working knowledge of PSM

  • Working knowledge of safe work practices

  • Strong and effective communication skills (verbal and written) in both individual and group settings

  • Strong leadership skills and the ability to work well with others

  • Strong interpersonal skills to facilitate work with both hourly and salaried employees

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
    Jan 5, 2020
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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