Process Operator, Ferndale Refinery
Posted on: March 13, 2023
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The Process Operator, Ferndale Refinery will work independently and with other personnel to maintain and operate equipment and processes in the refinery. Some of the processes involved use hazardous and volatile materials under high temperature and pressure. Typical working conditions include: outside weather and elements, blowing air, heat, noise, vibration and occasionally working from heights and confined spaces. Operators must follow safe work practices including the wearing of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). In addition, Operators perform various duties required to keep their assigned processing unit/area operating safely and at specified production/run rates.
The anticipated start date for this position is June 2023.
--- Responsibilities May Include:
+ Demonstrating awareness and commitment to safety
+ Maintaining equipment and operations
+ Taking samples/readings of various process streams
+ Operating unit consoles
+ Monitoring and observing assigned area for abnormal conditions and emergency situations
+ Working with outside contractors and agencies
+ Participating in safety reviews
+ Following safety processes and procedures
+ Initiating work orders and permitting for work related to the assigned unit
+ Maintaining proper and safe process operations of the operating equipment
+ Serving on the emergency response fire brigade
+ Completing assigned training
+ Participating in training refreshers
+ Upholding company values, understanding and implementing all relevant company policies and procedures to ensure all work meets the required standards
--- Required Qualifications:
+ Legally authorized to work in the United States without restrictions
+ 18 years of age or older
+ High School Diploma or GED equivalent
+ Possess or can qualify for a Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC) - information at
+ Willing and able, with or without reasonable accommodation, to comply with the following:
+ Work a rotating shift schedule, including but not limited to days, nights, weekends, and holidays
+ Work overtime
+ Read technical procedures and materials in English
+ Learn computer software associated with process operations
+ Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and silos
+ Work near large, hot, high speed machines
+ Work around chemicals, including acids and bases
+ Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment including but not limited to items such as protective toe footwear, ear and eye protection, head protection, and hand 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)
+ Work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat
+ Climb up to 200 feet in height
+ Lift up to 50 pounds
+ Perform firefighting duties
+ Work outside in harsh weather conditions
--- Preferred Qualifications:
+ 1+ years of direct experience working as a process operator in a refinery, chemical plant, power plant, nuclear plant, wastewater treatment plant, or other industrial manufacturing facility
+ Completion of an Associate's Degree or higher in Process Technology from an accredited school by date of hire
+ Record of formal emergency response training within the last 24 months
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.
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The starting hourly pay rate for this position is $36.93 per hour, with anticipated increases up to $47.38 per hour within the first year. Pay is determined by the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Relocation assistance is not available for this position.
--- 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 March 22, 2023 .
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 Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
--- Requisition ID: 57254
--- Location: Washington - Ferndale
--- Job Field: Operations
--- Division : Ferndale Refinery
--- Technical Req : No
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