Phillips 66 Laboratory Technician Industrial Placement in North East Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
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.
If you want work experience that really counts, consider a placement with Phillips 66. We are looking for a science, preferably chemistry, student to join us for a one-year industrial placement starting in July 2023 working in a fast-paced industrial laboratory that supports a large oil refinery.
If successful, your time will be spent gaining valuable experience working within the laboratory environment and also outside on the plant. You will be responsible for testing of immediate and finished products, both gases and liquids, using a variety of instrumentation in the Gas Chromatography laboratory. In addition to sample analysis, chromatograph interpretation, and troubleshooting, the role also involves sample collection both on and offsite.
You will be required to work an 8-hour shift pattern during the week of Monday to Friday – mornings - 06:30 to 15:00 / afternoons 14:00 to 22.30, and 12-hour days one weekend in three from 0700 to 19:00 hours. You will work 12 days with 9 days off.
We are looking for a student who will have completed at least their 2nd year of a chemistry related degree and are on course to achieve a minimum grade of 2:2.
Please note that for the duration of the placement the successful candidate will not be employed directly by Phillips 66 but by a local employment agency.
It is essential that applicants hold a full driving licence
What are we looking for?
A pro-active self-starter
Strong interpersonal skills
Someone who is highly motivated with a drive and energy to lead and influence change
Good team player who is able to work with and influence others
Confidence to work on your own initiative
Someone who has the ability to prioritise effectively
Ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
The legal right to live and work in the UK on a permanent basis without restrictions.
Working towards a minimum 2:2 in a chemistry related discipline degree
A-Level or equivalent qualification including at least one STEM subject.
Hold a full UK driving license
Good technical knowledge
Competent IT knowledge
Strong communications skills
Have completed some previous work experience or held a part time position successfully.
What Phillips 66 can offer you:
Opportunity to get real industrial experience with responsibility and accountability
Ability to integrate and learn from experienced chemists
Free daily lunch whilst working on site
Free accommodation for the first 6 weeks of your placement so you can get to know the area and other students.
Free access to our onsite gym
Competitive Salary with shift allowance
The Humber Refinery is located on the east coast of England in North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, approximately 180 miles north of London. Humber's facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, hydrodesulfurization, thermal cracking and delayed coking units. The refinery has two coking units with associated calcining plants, which produce high-value graphite and anode petroleum cokes. It processes crude oil supplied primarily from the North Sea and includes light, low- and medium-sulfur and acidic crude oil. Humber produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. It is the only coking refinery in the United Kingdom, and a major producer of specialty graphite cokes and anode coke. Approximately 70 percent of the light oils produced by the refinery are distributed to customers in the United Kingdom by pipeline, rail car and truck, while the other products are exported to the rest of Europe, West Africa and the United States.
Providing Energy. Improving Lives.
We are excited about the future of energy and our decarbonisation journey. Our Humber Refinery is one of the most energy efficient refineries in Europe and is leading the way in lower-carbon fuels production. Our Humber Refinery was the first in the UK to produce high-performing, advanced second-generation biofuels, at scale, from waste - when Used Cooking Oil (UCO) was introduced to its refining processes in 2017. In 2020, Phillips 66 Limited invested significantly trebling this capacity, with the addition of a new lower carbon fuel module.
One the most exciting opportunities for the Humber Refinery lies in the electric vehicle revolution. One of the products produced by our refinery is high-grade petroleum coke, a carbon-rich residue that remains when other, lighter materials are refined from crude oil. Petroleum coke from our Humber Refinery already has a vital role in supporting advanced manufacturing in the steel recycling and aluminium smelting industries, but now through its unique coke formulations, is also being used across the globe in smart phone and electric vehicle batteries.
Our Humber Refinery's role in the electric vehicle battery market was recognised in the UK Government, Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy. March 2021
Phillips 66 Limited is working with several partners on a number of decarbonisation projects to support the Humber region to meet the UK Government's target of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.
Our advantaged and nimble company is full of seasoned leadership and talented teams making responsible choices to adapt and explore the opportunities the changing market brings. Our employees, suppliers and partners share this vision to provide energy and improve lives. Our hard work, and team work, keeps energy flowing.
We do this while living out our values of safety, honour and commitment; improving lives by providing access to the energy which is essential to a high standard of living and health throughout the UK and the world.
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 9th October 2022 .
Applications will be reviewed periodically throughout the advertising window. However, we may invite candidates who pass our screening process to selection events on a first-come, first-served basis and making offers of employment to people who are successful at those events, therefore we advise that you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Our assessment days will be held at our Humber Refinery in November and may include an overnight stay and dinner with experienced laboratory personnel.
Phillips 66 is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Requisition ID: 56451
Location: GBR - North East Lincolnshire - South Killingholme
Job Field: Internships, Graduate Positions, and Student Programs
Division : Humber Refinery
Technical Req : No