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Phillips 66 2022 Technical Intern - Borger Refinery Instrument in Borger, Texas

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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.


The Instrument Intern will participate in the Borger Refinery Craft Student Internship Program which provides opportunities for career success through hands-on learning experiences. Students apply subject matter knowledge learned in a certificate or associate program to the workplace and develop technical and interpersonal skills in the workplace. It is important for student interns to participate as contributing and active members of their craft team. Interns are expected to effectively communicate with all levels of the team and to ask questions that facilitate learning while respecting the professional demands and experience of their co-workers.

What's in it for you?

  • Opportunities for the development of effective, professional working relationships

  • Practical “hands on” experience working under the guidance of experienced craft persons or operators

  • Experience for technical skills, knowledge and behaviors critical to successful performance on the job

  • Direct connections with industry professionals, and

  • Reaffirmation of career goals


  • The internships will generally occur in Fall or Spring, during the school semester, or over the summer beginning in June.

  • The work schedule for an internship will be 40 hours per week, 8-hour workdays, Monday – Friday, with no overtime, the duration is approximately 3 months.

  • Interns will be classified as non-represented temporary employees and will be paid $20/hour.

  • Interns will be assigned a mentor and will receive training, experience and work responsibilities in their craft.

  • Interns are expected to actively participate in their respective Craft team and participate in conversations and ask questions to develop personal learning and gain workplace experience.

  • Participation in or completion of an internship does not guarantee future regular full-time employment with Phillips 66.

  • Before an intern begins their role in the field they will receive basic orientation that includes HR and Safety related topics. A training plan with the internship requirements will also be covered for the Instrument Craft internship.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Shadow and support experienced employees while effectively following all safety, health, environmental, maintenance, and operation practices and procedures

  • Learn about health, safety and environmental hazards

  • Witness the Permit to Work process

  • Witness energy isolation (e.g. Lock, Tag & Try)

  • Learn how to recognize and report incidents and near-misses

  • In addition to the above, the Craft intern may:

  • Attend daily crew meetings

  • Learn how to apply craft skills in the refinery

  • Witness work being performed by experienced craftsman based off of weekly maintenance work schedule

  • While learning on the job (and practicing when possible), students are expected to:

  • Stop unsafe work or practices

  • Demonstrate work-related knowledge

  • Work well on diverse teams

  • Effectively use multiple information sources

  • Demonstrate cooperative and active participation in activities

  • Show a willingness and enthusiasm to learn

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • High School Diploma/GED Equivalent

  • Currently enrolled in an Instrument Craft certificate or equivalent program

  • Completed a minimum of 12 hours in the enrolled program

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license

  • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Written letter of recommendation from an instructor

  • Must be willing and able, with or without accommodation, to perform/comply with the following:

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and silos

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

  • Climb up to 200 feet in height; work at elevated heights

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toed shoes, ear/eye protection)

  • Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly

  • Work outside in harsh conditions

The Borger Refinery is located in Borger, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle about 50 miles north of Amarillo. The refinery facilities include two fluid catalytic cracking units, alkylation, delayed coking, hydrodesulfurization and naphtha reforming that enable it to produce a high percentage of transportation fuels, such as gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels, as well as petroleum coke, NGL and solvents. Pipelines move refined products to West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and the Midcontinent region.

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 April 15, 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.

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

Requisition ID: 54884

Location: Texas - Borger

Job Field: Maintenance

Division : Borger Refinery

Technical Req : Yes