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Phillips 66 Operator - Wood River Refinery in Wood River, Illinois

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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 Operator position duties include, but are not limited to, being a member of the basic fire crew, monitoring unit operations, turning valves, taking gauges and instrument readings, lubrication and minor maintenance of equipment, making necessary changes to ensure product is manufactured on specification, and responding to safety and environmental incidents, should they occur, in a safe and efficient manner.

Fire crew members must be able to wear full firefighting bunker gear (weight of full gear is approximately 45 to 50 pounds) and perform strenuous firefighting activities in extremes of heat and cold weather. Depending upon the size and complexity of the fire, crew members are engaged in such strenuous activity for at least several, if not many, hours without relief and are required to haul heavy hoses and other firefighting equipment.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Monitor unit operations

  • Turn valves

  • Take gauge and instrument readings

  • Lubricate and perform minor maintenance of equipment

  • Make necessary changes to ensure product is manufactured on specification


  • Respond to safety and environmental incidents, should they occur, in a safe and efficient manner

  • Willing and able to serve on Emergency Response Team

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • At least 18 years of age

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent

  • Valid driver's license

  • Willing and able to perform and comply with the following:

  • Work 12-hr. rotating shifts including days, nights, weekends, holidays and overtime

  • Work outside 12 months a year in extremes of temperature

  • Climb up to 200 feet within caged ladders

  • Lift a minimum of 30 lbs.

  • Serve on Emergency Response Team

  • Work in team-based environments

  • Proficiency in math, reading comprehension, computer skills and mechanical reasoning

  • High safety and environmental awareness

  • Troubleshooting skills

  • Applicants must take and pass a series of basic aptitude tests to verify qualifications

  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at


  • Associate degree in process technology

The Wood River Refinery is located in Roxana, Illinois, about 15 miles northeast of St. Louis, Missouri, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. The refinery processes a mixture of light, low-sulfur; heavy, high sulfur; and high-acid crude oil. The crude supply is sourced domestically or from Canada. Wood River produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, asphalt and petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to customers by pipeline, rail car, barge and truck and are shipped to markets throughout the Midcontinent region.

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 November 30, 2020 .

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: 53434

Location: Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Operations

Division : Wood River Refinery

Technical Req : No