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Operations Coordinator, Ferndale Refinery

Company: Phillips
Location: Ferndale
Posted on: March 17, 2023

Job Description:

**Phillips 66 & YOU - Together we can fuel the future**

Phillips 66 has more than 140 years of experience in providing the energy that enables people to dream bigger and go farther, faster. We are committed to improving lives, and that is our promise to our employees and our communities. We are sustained by the backgrounds and experiences of our diverse teams, which reflect who we are, the environment we create and how we work together. Our company is built on values of safety, honor and commitment. We call our cultural mindset Our Energy in Action, which we define through four simple, intuitive behaviors: We work for the greater good, create an environment of trust, seek different perspectives and achieve excellence. Phillips 66 was recognized by Forbes as one of "America's Best Employers" in 2021.

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The **Operations Coordinator** reports to the Operations Business Team Lead (BTL) and is responsible for safe, environmentally compliant operation of a designated area in the refinery including ensuring the safety and performance of operations personnel, equipment availability, and production objectives are met. The incumbent in this position is detail oriented having strong process knowledge of the designated area, including the ability to provide direction, troubleshoot process and mechanical issues, and coordinate work leveraging available resources.

The Operations Coordinator shall provide safety and environmental oversight to all refinery personnel to ensure compliance with Phillips 66 and Ferndale Refinery policies and practices.

---*Responsibilities may include:**

+ Champions safety and health excellence in the refinery including recognizing and stopping unsafe work, recognizing and resolving safety hazards, completing assigned safety training, safe work auditing, and demonstrating compliance with safety policies and regulatory requirements including process safety management.

+ Leads or participates in monthly safety meetings, Pre-Startup Safety Reviews (PSSR), Impact investigations, Risk Analysis Meetings (RAM), and other business meetings relevant to area operation.

+ Owns operational excellence of their area ensuring safe, reliable operation, compliance with environmental requirements, production according to business plan and product specification, high equipment availability, adequate supply of catalysts and chemicals, containment of feedstocks and products, good housekeeping, and area workforce is well staffed and trained.

+ In collaboration with shift supervisors, the operations coordinator functions as a dotted line supervisor for hourly operations employees within their designated area, establishing good relations and seeking to develop a high performing organization consistent with company policies, procedures, and the collective bargaining agreement.

+ Ensures area procedures are reviewed and current.

+ Demonstrates process knowledge and leads or coordinates troubleshooting and resolution of operational issues.

+ Achieves high equipment availability in their area by prioritizing and progressing work notifications to completion while demonstrating strong collaboration with maintenance teams to achieve objectives for first starts, schedule compliance, backlog management, and maintenance productivity.

+ Prepares and distributes detailed night and weekend communications for shift supervisors and operators in their designated area. These communications include instructions for operation, maintenance preparation, and other business needs / updates in alignment with communications from other functional teams.

+ Develops detailed shutdown and startup plans for unit outages and turnarounds. This includes defining work scope, sequencing shutdown and startup steps, cleaning plans, developing lists for blinding and LTT, defining staffing requirements, and preparing the operations timeline.

+ Provides backfill coverage for other operations supervisors and business team leads while maintaining qualifications for incident commander and other roles within the refinery's incident management team.

+ Orders unit chemicals, monitors and schedules deliveries, establishes methods for shift supervisors to order routine chemicals 24/7, reviews chemical usage and recommends improvements, interfaces with chemical vendors, and monitors non-catalyst fill performance and replacement timing.

+ Coordinates with other refinery functional teams including laboratory personnel, security, HSE, maintenance, commercial, engineering as well as vendors, visitors, rail/truck/wharf traffic personnel, and other contracted services.

---*Required Qualifications:**

+ Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

+ High School diploma or GED

+ 3+ years of experience in refining or equivalent industry

+ 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

+ Transport articles 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

---*Preferred Qualifications:**

+ 5+ years of experience in refining or BS degree in engineering.

+ Previous experience in a supervisory role.

+ Knowledge of SAP, Impact, KMS and other Ferndale Refinery intranet applications

+ Proficient in Microsoft Office

+ 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

+ Knowledge of PSM

+ Knowledge of safe work practices

+ 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.


At Phillips 66, we are proud to offer attractive and high-quality benefits which we refer to as Total Rewards. Additional information on Total Rewards can be found here or at


The base pay range for this role is $99,000.00 - $147,000.00 depending on a candidate's relevant work experience and education. In addition to your base salary, you may be eligible to participate in an annual bonus program, the Variable Cash Incentive Program (VCIP).

---*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 20, 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:** 57201

---*Location:** Washington - Ferndale

---*Job Field:** Operations

---*Division** : Ferndale Refinery

---*Technical Req** : No

Keywords: Phillips, Bellingham , Operations Coordinator, Ferndale Refinery, Other , Ferndale, Washington

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