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Phillips 66 Placement Student - Mechanical Engineer in Northeast 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 now looking for a Mechanical Engineering student to join us for a One Year Industrial Placement in 2022. Your time will be spent either on specific projects or working alongside our experienced Mechanical Engineers. This is a great opportunity to put your theoretical skills into practice and gain invaluable experience within a business environment. Should you do well during your time with us, you may be considered for full-time employment at the end of the placement.

The placement provides an excellent opportunity for the candidates to commence recording experiences to contribute as evidence towards IMechE Chartered Status. We do run an approved MPDS for our graduates and can provide you a mentor through the placement. Although you wouldn’t be registered through Phillips 66, we can certainly assist with all aspects to ensure your competencies are fully documented to upload as previous experience which is permitted when are come to register, so no time is lost.

Responsibilities May Include

The business teams you could work are below with a short description - chosen based on your interest area coupled with business need. We do attempt for candidates to obtain an appreciation in at least 2 positions.

Central Engineering Role - team accountable for completion of Maintenance Project Work including equipment repair, modification and replacement, providing an opportunity to develop your understanding of pressure vessel/heat exchanger design codes, piping design codes, project engineering & budgeting working alongside our engineers.

Rotating Machinery Role - team accountable for the mechanical integrity and reliability of machinery repair, modification and replacement, providing an opportunity to improve your knowledge of pumps and compressors used on a refinery.

Business Team Role - team accountable for the mechanical integrity and reliability of the assigned Business Unit mechanical assets (pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, pipework etc.), providing technical support to the refinery operations & maintenance teams by trouble shooting emergent problems. Also, providing assistance in developing the long term maintenance scopes for major future maintenance events, providing an opportunity to improve your understanding of the function of the refinery's maintenance & operation teams.

Fitness for Service Role - team accountable for assessment of mechanical defects found through continued inspection programs/process hazard analysis programs/upgrades of equipment to latest technology on fixed equipment typically located on a refinery (Heaters, Storage Tanks, Pressure Vessels, Piping, Heat Exchangers) to ensure safe and reliable operation of the refinery.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorised to work in the UK

  • Currently studying for a Degree in Mechanical Engineering or recently graduated

  • On target to attain/or have attained at least a 2:1 or higher upon completion of degree

  • Currently attaining/attained an average degree percentage of 60% or higher

  • Competent in using MS Office (Work, Powerpoint and Excel)

  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written

  • Effective team player

  • Self-motivated, requiring minimum supervision


  • Able to prioritise workload

  • Previous experience of using computer based engineering tools

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 prescreening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of 3 October 2021 .

Phillips 66 is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Requisition ID: 54577

Location: GBR - Northeast Lincolnshire - South Killingholme

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Humber Refinery

Technical Req : Yes