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Phillips 66 Laboratory Technician Industrial Placement in Northeast Lincolnshire, United Kingdom

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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 2022 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

Position Requirements

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 analyze problems and create innovative solutions

Requirements/Key Skills:

• The legal right to live and work in the UK on a permanent basis without restrictions.

• Working towards a minimum 2:2 in a chemisty 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

• Safety awareness

• 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.

To be considered:

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all pre-screening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of 3rd October 2021.

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 on Tuesday 2nd November and Wednesday 3rd November and may include an overnight stay and dinner with experienced laboratory personnel. Please ensure you are available to attend these dates when submitting your application.

Phillips 66 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Requisition ID: 54501

Location: GBR - Northeast Lincolnshire - South Killingholme

Job Field: Internships, Graduate Positions, and Student Programs

Division : Humber Refinery

Technical Req : No