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Phillips 66 2022 Operator Intern - Sweeny Refinery in Sweeny, 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 2019.


The Operations-Intern supports day-to-day operations. The selected candidate will be part of the operations team and will work under the direction of the Shift Superintendent.


Internship start date: January of 2022.

Responsibilities May Include

Maintaining equipment and operations

Climbing ladders, tanks, and towers

Taking samples/reading of various process streams

Initiating work orders and permitting for work related to the assigned unit

Maintaining proper and safe process operations of the operating equipment

Communicating effectively during the shift and at shift relief regarding key process unit and equipment information

Ability to climb, bend, lift and perform a wide range of physical activities

Ability to work at various heights

Ability to listen and follow instructions

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with other team members, leaders and operations personnel

Ability to use a variety of safety and personal protective equipment

Overtime work required at times, which may consist of nights and weekends

Performing routine pipeline and terminal maintenance.

Identifying and resolving scheduling conflicts as they occur.

Ensuring accurate and timely completion of all paperwork.

Staying abreast of all changes in operations and procedures.

Performing operational duties in accordance with Procedures Guide and local Operating Procedures Guide.

Responding to emergencies and maintaining emergency and measurement equipment.

Completing mandated safety and regulatory training (Computer-Based Training).

Maintaining effective and professional relationship with all customers and responding promptly to their needs.

Performing environmental and regulatory checks, eliminating, containing and reporting product and brine leaks, seeps and spills.

Monitoring and enforcing safety rules

Occasionally assuming supervisory responsibilities during supervisor absence.

Assisting with construction and maintenance projects and pursuing cost reduction opportunities.

Working 12 hour shifts and some vacation relief

Position Requirements


Must be enrolled in their last year in a Process Technology degree plan from an accredited school and in one Process Technology course in the degree plan each semester during the academic school year (September-May)

Must maintain an overall and semester grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

Must follow all safety rules and regulations governing employees of Phillips 66

Must be able to pass Operator Core Training for Interns (Tier 2) and New Employee Safety Training

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must have a valid driver’s license and must provide own transportation to and from work

Must have High school diploma or G.E.D.

Legally authorized to work in the United States on a regular full-time basis without restrictions

Strong work ethics

Willing and able to perform and comply with the following items, with or without accommodation:

Work at least 20 hours a week

To work overtime (if necessary),including nights and occasional weekends

To work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos

To work near large, hot, high-speed machines

To climb up to 250 feet in height

To lift up to 50 pounds

To work around chemicals, including acids and bases

To wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel toed shoes, ear and eye protection)

To 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) if applicable

To work outside in harsh weather conditions

To work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat

To read technical procedures and materials in English To learn computer software associated with process operations


Safety and environmental alertness and promotion of a safe working environment, accomplished by complying with procedures, rules, and regulations

Computer proficiency with Excel, Word, and SAP

Use of good judgment and the ability to make decisions independently

Able to comprehend and follow instructions

Skills in self-motivation and personal organization

Able to produce thorough and accurate paperwork

Skills in effective communication and teamwork

Able to adjust quickly to unexpected conditions, responding to emergencies

Knowledgeable of LPG product quality specifications

Able to interpret and evaluate data and detect problems

Significant mechanical skills with mechanical and rotating equipment

To be Considered for this Position:

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 October 26, 2021 .

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.

This Employer is subject to the Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance (FCIHO) (LAMC 189.00). This Employer will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Ordinance.

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

Requisition ID: 54859

Location: Texas - Sweeny

Job Field: Operations

Division : Sweeny Refinery

Technical Req : Yes