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Phillips 66 2023 University Technical Intern - Sweeny Refinery - Instrument Technician Co-Op in Sweeny, Texas



Our Sweeny Refinery , in Old Ocean, Texas, 65 miles southwest of Houston, processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil as well as some light, low-sulfur crude oil. Sweeny receives U.S.- advantaged and foreign crude oil primarily through wholly and jointly owned terminals on the Gulf Coast, including a deepwater terminal at Freeport, Texas.   


A * technical internship with Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery*  will allow you opportunities to make contributions that support our overall Refining organization.  

As an  *Instrument Technician working in a Co-Op * you will get to build experience and skills maintaining refinery controls, monitoring and safety instrumentation systems.  This will expose you to the following:

Responsibilities may include:

  • Repairing, troubleshooting, and maintaining Refinery electronic and pneumatic instrumentation, including controllers, control valves, transmitters, analyzers, and vibration equipment using Distributive Control Systems and the maintenance and programming of Programmable Logic Controllers. 

  • Preventative and predictive maintenance for instrument equipment. 

  • Inspecting, testing, and documentation of safety systems to meet OSHA regulations. 

  • Pre-startup safety reviews and new project technical reviews. 

  • Internship opportunities could be located in Linden, NJ; Houston, TX; Lake Charles, LA; Roxana, IL; Ferndale, WA; Billings, MT; Rodeo, CA; Belle Chasse, LA; Arroyo Grande, CA; Borger, TX; Ponca City, OK; Los Angeles, CA; Sweeny, TX; or Bartlesville, OK.

Requirements for a Phillips 66 Internship:


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must maintain a valid driver's license

  • Enrolled in the Catalyst Program at Brazosport College in Instrumentation Associates Degree

  • Graduation date of Summer 2023 or later

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

    • Work overtime (including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts)

    • 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

    • To work outside in harsh weather conditions


  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher

  • Computer proficiency with Excel, Word, and SAP

  • Previous internship or co-op participant in related industry 

  • Hold or willing to obtain FCC license

  • Ability to read, understand and work from Piping & Instrument Diagrams, Loop Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams and Ladder or Logic Diagrams

To apply and be considered:

  • Apply online by going to and complete the entire application process

  • Attach an electronic copy of your resume and unofficial transcript

  • Answer all prescreening questions and provide your eSignature

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)(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.

About Phillips 66

Providing Energy. Improving Lives. We are excited about the future of energy. 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. We do this while living out our values of safety, honor and commitment; improving lives by providing access to the energy which is essential to a high standard of living and health throughout the world. Our employees, suppliers and partners share this vision to provide energy and improve lives. Our hard work, and teamwork, keeps energy flowing. At Phillips 66, we know that now, more than ever, is the time to try new things.

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

Requisition ID: 56579

Location: Texas - Sweeny

Job Field: Internships, Graduate Positions, and Student Programs

Division : Not Applicable

Technical Req : Yes