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Phillips 66 2022 Sweeny Refinery Electrician Intern in Sweeny, Texas

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.


What's in it for you?

Opportunities for the development of effective, professional working relationships

Practical “hands on” experience working under the guidance of experienced craft persons or operators

Experience for technical skills, knowledge and behaviors critical to successful performance on the job

Direct connections with industry professionals, and

Reaffirmation of career goals


The internships will generally occur over the summer beginning in June.

The work schedule for an internship will be 40 hours per week, 8-hour workdays, Monday – Friday, with no overtime, the duration is approximately 10 weeks

Interns will be classified as non-represented temporary employees and will be paid $20/hour.

Interns will be assigned a mentor and will receive training, experience and work responsibilities in their craft.

Interns are expected to actively participate in their respective Craft team and participate in conversations and ask questions to develop personal learning and gain workplace experience.

Participation in or completion of an internship does not guarantee future regular full-time employment with Phillips 66.

Before an intern begins their role in the field they will receive basic orientation that includes HR and Safety related topics. A training plan with the internship requirements will also be covered for the Electrical Craft internship.

Responsibilities May Include

Shadow and support experienced employees while effectively following all safety, health, environmental, maintenance, and operation practices and procedures

Learn about health, safety and environmental hazards

Witness the Permit to Work process

Witness energy isolation (e.g. Lock, Tag & Try)

Learn how to recognize and report incidents and near-misses

In addition to the above, the Craft intern may:

Attend daily crew meetings

Learn how to apply craft skills in the refinery

Witness work being performed by experienced craftsman based off of weekly maintenance work schedule

While learning on the job (and practicing when possible), students are expected to:

Stop unsafe work or practices

Demonstrate work-related knowledge

Work well on diverse teams

Effectively use multiple information sources

Demonstrate cooperative and active participation in activities

Show a willingness and enthusiasm to learn

Position Requirements


Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

High School Diploma/GED Equivalent

Currently enrolled in an Electrical Craft certificate or equivalent program

Completed a minimum of 12 hours in the enrolled program

Must be 18 years of age or older

Must maintain a valid driver’s license

Written letter of recommendation from an instructor

Must be willing and able, with or without accommodation, to perform/comply with the following:

Lift up to 50 pounds

Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and silos

Work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines

Climb up to 200 feet in height; work at elevated heights

Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toed shoes, ear/eye protection)

Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly

Work outside in harsh conditions

The Sweeny Refinery is located in Old Ocean, Texas. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization, and aromatics units, as well as access to the on-site vacuum tower and delayed coking unit, which is an asset owned by Phillips 66 Partners. Sweeny processes heavy, high-sulfur crude oil and some light, low sulfur crude oil. Domestic, Canadian and other foreign crude oil is transported by truck, pipeline, marine transportation and terminals. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, heating oil and petroleum coke. The refinery receives crude oil by pipeline and via tankers, through terminals on the Gulf Coast, including a deepwater terminal at Freeport. Refined products are distributed throughout the Midcontinent region, southeastern and eastern United States by pipeline, barge and rail car. Refined products are also exported to Latin America by waterborne cargo.

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 April 22, 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: 55201

Location: Texas - Sweeny

Job Field: Maintenance

Division : Sweeny Refinery

Technical Req : Yes