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Phillips 66 Process Unit Operator - Borger Refinery in Borger, Texas

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The Process Unit Operator - Borger Refinery works rotating shifts in various units within the Borger Refinery which process or produce crude oil, petroleum coke, gasoline, diesel, steam and many other products. Some of the processes involved use hazardous and volatile materials under high temperature and pressure. In addition, Operators perform various duties required to keep their assigned processing unit/area operating safely and at specified production rates.

Employees may advance within the Operator pay progression based on time requirements and/or on skills progression. Entry level rate of pay for an Operator trainee is $28.46/hour with a pay increase to $34.20 once unit qualified. An Operator can reach top Operator pay at a minimum of 36 months of time within the Operator classification which is currently $43.81/hour. Operators may progress to the lead position of Stillman.

This position is not expected to be filled until Summer 2022.

This position requires successful completion of aptitude and behavioral testing and an on-site interview. Candidates who receive an offer of employment will then be required to successfully complete a pre-employment due diligence process that consists of things like a background check, medical, hearing, respiratory and vision exams and agility testing.

Non-Exempt relocation policy is available for this position.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Monitoring unit operations

  • Turning valves

  • Taking gauge and instrument readings

  • Lubricating and performing minor maintenance of equipment

  • Making necessary changes to ensure product is manufactured on specification

  • Responding to safety and environmental incidents, should they occur, in a safe and efficient manner

  • Entering and retrieving computer data as well as data analysis

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

  • Climbing heights to perform duties such as opening valves

  • Collecting process samples with potential to require fresh air

  • Preparing equipment for maintenance

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license

  • Willingness and ability to perform/comply with the following:

  • Work at least a 12-hour rotating shift, which includes some weekends and holidays

  • Work overtime

  • Assume on-call responsibilities

  • Work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos

  • Work near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Climb up to 250 feet in height

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

  • 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)

  • Perform firefighting duties

  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions

  • Work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and at high temperatures

  • Evacuate in a safe and timely manner in the event of an emergency

  • Read at a level to understand written safety procedures, work procedures, work permits, instruction manuals

  • Learn computer software associated with process operations

  • High School Diploma/GED equivalent


  • Associates Degree or higher in Process Technology from an accredited school by date of hire

  • Associates Degree or higher in Power Plant Technology degree by date of hire

  • Bachelors Degree by date of hire

  • 4 or more years of Military service

  • 3 or more years of experience working as a process operator in a refinery, chemical, power, nuclear, wastewater treatment

  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

  • Strong oral / written communication skills and the ability to interact and work in a team environment

  • Accepts ownership, is accountable, and delivers on commitments

The Borger Refinery is located in Borger, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle about 50 miles north of Amarillo, Texas. The refinery facilities include two catalytic cracking units, alkylation, delayed coking, hydrodesulfurization and naphtha reforming that enable it to produce a high percentage of transporation 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 February 28, 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: 54864

Location: Texas - Borger

Job Field: Operations

Division : Borger Refinery

Technical Req : Yes