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Instrument Technician - Ferndale Refinery

Company: Phillips 66
Location: Ferndale
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

Phillips 66 & YOU- Together we can fuel the future


The Instrument Technician is responsible for the installation, calibration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of field instruments. Field instruments include various process transmitters, switches, analyzers, controllers, positioners, automated valves, etc. The majority of the work is outdoors in an industrial environment. The incumbent must possess the fitness and ability to perform the tasks responsibly under normal supervision.

Responsibilities May Include

* Following all refinery safe practices and procedures

* Performing Job Safety Analysis as required

* Troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating, and performing other maintenance tasks on field instrumentation, including but not limited to, pneumatic and electronic transmitters, switches, controllers, positioners, and automated valves

* Troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating, and performing other maintenance tasks on process analyzers and sample systems, including but not imited to, gas chromatographs, continuous emission monitoring systems, oxygen, conductivity, pH, and tail gas analyzers

* Troubleshooting, repairing, and performing other maintenance tasks on vibration and temperature monitoring systems for rotating equipment

* Configuring, installing, performing loop checks, and commissioning new instrumentation associated with maintenance activities

* Installing instrument tubing and tubing fitting systems per manufacturer's specifications

* Working with operations and process controls team to troubleshoot instruments and signal wiring controlled by distributed controls systems and programmable logic controllers

* Utilizing test equipment, such as multi-meters, temperature and pressure calibrators, communicators, and signal generators

* Researching and retrieving equipment information, refinery equipment files, and communication with vendors

* Reading and interpreting loop drawings, P&IDs, wiring schematics, cause/effects, data sheets, etc

* Using computers and software applications to enter and retrieve data

* Performing diagnostic testing, isolation, terminations, and/or energized work on instrument wiring up to 125V in compliance with the refinery's electrical safety program

* Performing work activities that include pulling, lifting, twisting, working in confined spaces and on elevated platforms requiring fall protection

* Operating mobile equipment

Staring Rate: $46.58 per hour


Position Requirements

* Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

* Must have a high school diploma or GED

* Must have a valid driver's license

* Must be at least 18 years of age

* Must possess or can qualify for a Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC)

* Associates degree in Instument Technology or graduate from a two-year certificate program in Instrument Technology from an accredited technical school

* Two or more years of experience working as an Instrument Technician in an industrial environment

* Willingness to perform/comply with the following:

* Work at least an 8-hour shift which may include weekends, nights and holidays

* Work overtime

* Work near large, hot, high speed machines

* Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

* Work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos

* 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)

* Climb up to 200 feet in height

* Lift up to 50 pounds

* Work outside in harsh weather conditions

* Read at a level to understand written safety procedures, work procedures, work permits, and instruction manual

* Learn computer software associated with the position

* Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office

* Experience with hand tools including multi-meters, communicators, and other test equipment

* Experience with basic shop mathematics and material dimensions including pipe sizes and schedules, alloy material awareness and use

* Able to work independently, using manuals and other information to troubleshoot and improve understanding of equipment

* Able to identify and evaluate problems including approach, possible alternative solutions, and conclusions

* Experience with creating sketches and interpreting P&IDs and other electrical drawings


* One or more years of experience working in a refinery or petrochemical industry

* Experience working on tank gauging systems, vibration monitoring systems, or analyzers

* Experience with SAP's Maintenance Module or other ERP Maintenance modules

* Knowledge of applicable codes and standards inclucing NEC

* Able to effectively interact with all organizational levels and value inclusion and diversity

* Effective verbal communication with others including providing clear explanations, active listening, and asking questions as appropriate

* Effective written communication skills pertaining to documenting inspection and repair information

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.

Company Overview

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.

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 January 21, 2022 .

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.

Effective January 10, 2021, all U.S. external applicants extended an offer of employment will be required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or be granted a formal medical or religious accommodation by Phillips 66 prior to their start date. Fully vaccinated is currently defined as two weeks after the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine

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

Requisition ID: 54290

Location: Washington - Ferndale

Job Field: Maintenance

Division : Ferndale Refinery

Technical Req : No

Keywords: Phillips 66, Bellingham , Instrument Technician - Ferndale Refinery, Professions , Ferndale, Washington

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