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Phillips 66 Operations Technician - Zia Plant, NM in Lovington, New Mexico

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The Operations Technician will be responsible to operate a process (e.g.- plant, cavern, manned compressor stations\treatment facilities), perform maintenance and repair of instrument and mechanical systems, and ensure safe and reliable operations. This a broadly skilled position and a qualified individual will perform all operational and most maintenance, electrical, troubleshooting, and repair tasks. This job is assigned a shift at a plant that is staffed around the clock every day.

*This position requires the successful completion of an online assessment . If you meet the required qualifications of the position, a link to complete the assessment will be emailed to you immediately after your completed application is received. Please check your spam folder if you do not see the email.

The assessment must be completed within 7 days of your application date OR prior to the job posting expiration date, whichever is earlier.

The job posting expiration date is listed at the bottom of this job posting. If you last took a Phillips 66 assessment in 2023 or prior, you must retake the assessment for this position. Your assessment results will be valid for one year.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Performs Startup, Shutdown, and operation of various equipment/systems but not limited to

  • Gas compression, Cryogenic processing units, NGL Fractionator, liquid handling systems

  • Treatment systems such as amine, glycol, AGI injection, etc.

  • Utility systems such as cooling towers, boilers, furnaces, hot oil, waste heat, etc.

  • Conducts routine inspection and operation of dehydration systems.

  • Operates storage and truck racks (such as condensate, wastewater, etc)

  • Works with others to optimize processing throughout the facility and maintain proper product specifications

  • Responds to alarms and problems within the plant and makes appropriate corrections

  • Conducts routine inspection of equipment and facilities (equipment health, security, AVO- Audio, Visual, Olfactory)

  • Leads pipeline pigging (receiving), hydrate management, etc.

  • Performs a variety of Mechanical Maintenance and Repair duties such as:

  • Maintenance and repair of engines, compressors, and associated components; examples include compressor valves, spark plugs, cooling and lubrication systems (auxiliary).

  • Maintenance and repair of pumps and associated components, such as amine, glycol, condensate, NGL, etc.

  • Maintenance and repair of other mechanical equipment such as block valves, control valves, air compressors, manual valve actuators, etc.

  • Maintenance and repair of fixed equipment such as filters (all types), strainers, dehydration systems, etc.

  • Performs a variety of Instrumentation and Electrical Maintenance such as:

  • Routine inspection, calibration, and repair of end devices; examples include transmitters, switches, fire eyes, haz gas detection, level detection, loop tuning, etc.

  • Maintenance and repair of other instrumentation and electrical equipment such as valve actuators, positioners, electric motors, etc.

  • Maintenance and repair of control system components such as Uninterruptable Power Supply’s, Programmable Logic Controllers, Equipment Health Monitoring devices, etc.

  • Maintenance and repair of motor control systems and associated components.

  • Performs a variety of Measurement activities such as:

  • Routine inspection, calibration and repair of meter and associated equipment (meter tube\plates, ultrasonic meter, flow computer).

  • Routine inspection, maintenance and repair of communications equipment and sampling system.

  • Product composition and quality sampling and testing.

  • Participates in and successfully completes training programs, risk management reviews, and safety meetings required to comply with state and federal regulations and company policy.

  • Reviews and follows procedures as necessary to ensure compliance of all company and industry standards to meet all regulatory agency requirements.

  • Accurately completes documentation such as timesheets, MAXIMO work orders, safe job plans\work permits and regulatory reports.

  • Optimizes work in most effective (efficient and leveraging priority) manner, in alignment with the Maintenance Work Process (MWP) and within the tenets of S.A.F.E. and Stop Work Authority.

  • Works autonomously at varying times and in diverse weather conditions, at remote field locations and is available for callout.

  • Maintains facility appearance and safety through good housekeeping practices.

  • Effectively utilizes tools and tests equipment as needed.

  • Responds to operational emergencies as a member of an emergency response team.

  • Performs and accurately documents regulatory required inspections.

  • May oversee contractors providing specialty services (Quality Assurance, Quality Control).

  • Reads and comprehends technical procedures, and / or governmental regulations.

  • Writes technical reports and effectively present information to managers and general plant personnel.

  • Performs other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • Valid Driver’s License

  • Must live/relocate within 1 hour of reporting location

  • 1 year of operational experience in the oil and gas industry

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

  • Work extended hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays; be available for callout

  • Climb various stairs and ladders, including fixed and A-frame

  • Frequently lift and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds

  • Push/pull forces up to 130 pounds

  • Regularly walk, stand, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch for durations of up to 30 minutes

  • Work inside or outside including times of heat, humidity, or other inclement weather conditions

  • To wear personal protective equipment, such as flame-retardant clothing, eye protection, ear protection, steel-toed boots, hard hat, etc.

  • Safely work around various types of rotating or moving equipment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associates Degree or Certificate in Process Technology, Electronics Technology, or Instrument Technology

  • 3 years of operational experience in the oil and gas industry

  • 1 or more years of experience in mechanical maintenance, instrumentation and electrical experience, or measurement

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • Work well in both independent and team settings


Phillips 66's Midstream business is a safe, reliable and trusted logistics provider for the movement and storage of liquid or gas energy via pipelines or terminals. We are an industry leader in logistics and operate or manage more than 22,000 miles of pipelines that transport crude oil from oil fields to refineries and finished products from refineries to storage terminals. We operate 39 terminals that supply finished products to consumer gas stations, as well as crude oil and NGL storage terminals and NGL fractionation facilities. We also provide the connectivity between the various Phillips 66 business units.

Total Rewards

At Phillips 66, providing access to high quality programs and care for you and your family is important to us. Maintaining a culture of well-being — physical, emotional, social, and financial — is essential for a high-performing organization. When we are at our best, we are poised to deliver exceptional results — personally and professionally. Benefits for certain eligible, full-time employees include:

  • Annual Variable Cash Incentive Program (VCIP) bonus

  • 8% 401k company match

  • Cash Balance Account pension

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits with an annual company contribution to a Health Savings Account for employees on HDHP

  • Total well-being programs and incentives, including Employee Assistance Plan, well-being reimbursement, and backup family care services

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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. We have been recognized by the Human Rights Campaign, U.S. Department of Labor and the Military Times for our continued commitment to inclusive practices and policies in the hiring and retention of those in the LGBTQ+ community and military veterans. 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.

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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 06/18/2024 .

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