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Phillips 66 Process Safety Engineer- Wood River Refinery in Wood River, Illinois

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 2019.


The Process Safety Engineer provides technical support to assist in compliance requirements of OSHA’s process safety management (PSM) and EPA’s risk management plan (RMP) and works closely with plant operations and technical personnel on process safety issues and initiatives to ensure process safety regulatory objectives are met and further reduce risk within the refinery.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Utilizing site-level, personal experience, Phillips 66, and industry information to drive continuous improvement and reduce risk.

  • Identifying opportunities to reduce process safety risk; supporting scope development and execution of capital and expense projects.

  • Completing What-If Hazard Reviews and developing recommendations for addressing process safety issues.

  • Providing support and engineering technical input for all PHAs, including preparation and implementing resolution of recommendations.

  • Maintaining facility siting standard and conducting facility siting reviews that enable the safe placement of temporary and permanent buildings within the refinery.

  • Assisting with MOC reviews for PSM related items.

  • Participating in incident investigations.

  • Assisting with implementing new systems and program elements (ARC applications, new software, workflow improvements, human performance initiatives, etc.).

  • Participating in compliance audits.

  • Supporting operations and maintenance by providing technical guidance, troubleshooting, and process safety oversight.

  • Increasing process safety awareness and fluency.

  • Participating in AFPM Process Safety Network.

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering

  • Currently hold a valid driver’s license

  • 3 or more years of experience in refining, petrochemical or related industry

  • 3 or more years of experience working in engineering, operational, or HSE roles

  • Willing to travel (<10% expected) for training, networking, or support for other P66 locations


  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemical engineering

  • Experience with OSyS KMS, Enablon and Sphera Impact systems

  • 3 or more years of experience in refining industry, including roles with direct process safety experience

  • 1 or more years of process design experience

  • Good track record for delivering on commitments, achieving results

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to influence others

  • Must have good planning, written and oral communication skills

  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Self-motivated and driven to succeed

  • Very organized with attention to detail

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 March 8, 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.

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

Requisition ID: 53710

Location: Illinois - Wood River

Job Field: Engineering

Division : Wood River Refinery

Technical Req : No