Senior Process Engineer - Rodeo Refinery

Phillips66 - Rodeo, California

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Job ID 40803


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The Senior Process Engineer provide process technical expertise, troubleshooting and process design services focused on enhancing the safety, reliability and profitability of refinery process operations. This position interfaces with all departments throughout the refinery including Operations, Project Engineering, Health & Safety, etc. This position resides within the Technical Services Department.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Participating in and leading strategic project development initiatives for business improvement by performing process and economic studies
  • Evaluating project alternatives for cost, business benefits, including return on investment, environmental and health and safety impacts
  • Identifying and developing process improvement ideas and working to ensure ideas are incorporated into expense and capital plans
  • Working closely with Operations Engineers, Supervisors and Superintendents on process related issues
  • Troubleshooting process operations to explain and correct process quality problems
  • Preparing process design reports for assigned projects, including the following:
  • Detailed process specifications such as flowrates, temperatures, pressures, fluid properties and duties for new or revised equipment

  • Red-lined Process Safety Information (PSI) such as (Heat and Material balances, Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), etc)

  • Impacts to Health and Safety, Environment, Relief System Design, etc.

  • Preparing, maintaining and checking process safety information

  • Participating in and leading Process Safety Management (PSM) activities such as MOC and PHA
  • Participating in Phillips 66 Network activities
  • Mentoring and providing technical coaching to summer interns, new hires, and less experienced engineers and operators


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering
  • 8 or more years of refining and/or related industry experience
  • 1 or more years of experience with process simulation software (e.g. HYSYS, Pro II, AspenPlus)
  • Currently hold or be able to qualify to receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. Note, information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at\

Preferred :

  • 1 or more years of experience with process equipment design including towers, heat exchangers, control valves, pressure relief valves, pumps, piping, etc.
  • 1 or more years of experience with overpressure design methods for various equipment
  • Possess good computer skills utilizing Microsoft (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc)
  • Demonstrated ability to complete complex assignments per schedule and within budgetary parameters
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with ability to interact and work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial safe work practices and standards
  • Proven ability to lead teams and mentor less experienced engineers


At Phillips 66, while "what" we do may be very different from person to person, there's a "how" that connects all of us. It is how we work, how we collaborate and how we succeed together. It's this shared "how" that our competency framework describes in detail. We call it the Keys to Success because it can unlock the potential within us all.

Keys to Success

  • Prof: Adaptability—Demonstrate Adaptability And Learning
  • Prof: Building Collaborative Relationships—Build Partnerships
  • Prof: Communication—Communicate Professionally
  • Prof: Judgment—Exercise Professional Judgment
  • Prof: Results Orientation—Optimize Results

The San Francisco Refinery is comprised of two facilities linked by a 200-mile pipeline. The Rodeo facility is located in the San Francisco Bay area, while the Santa Maria facility is located in Arroyo Grande, CA. The refinery's crude oil processing capacity is 120 MBD. The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil.

To be considered

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of November 5, 2017 .

Candidates for regular U.S. positions must be a U.S. citizen or national, or an alien admitted as permanent resident, refugee, asylee or temporary resident under 8 U.S.C. 1160(a) or 1255(a)(1). Individuals with temporary visas such as E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN or who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future, are not eligible for hire.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 40803

Department: Rodeo Refinery

Location: United States - California - Rodeo

Required Qualifications


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 an integral asset in the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston , the company has 14,600 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $51 billion of assets as of March 31, 2017. For more information, visit at or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co .

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Oct 22, 2017
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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