Chemist - Los Angeles Refinery
Phillips 66 - Wilmington, CA

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Company Overview:
Headquartered in Houston, Phillips 66 is an advantaged downstream energy company, with segment-leading Refining and Marketing (R&M), Midstream and Chemicals businesses. The company's R&M operations include 15 refineries with a net crude oil capacity of 2.2 million barrels per day, 10,000 branded marketing outlets, and 15,000 miles of pipeline systems. In Midstream, the company primarily conducts operations through its 50 percent interest in DCP Midstream, LLC, one of the largest natural gas gatherers and processors in the United States, with 7.2 billion cubic feet per day of gross natural gas processing capacity. Phillips 66’s Chemicals business is conducted through its 50 percent interest in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, one of the world’s top producers of olefins and polyolefins with more than 30 billion pounds of net annual chemicals processing capacity across its product lines.


Los Angeles Refinery

operates in two locations: the headquarter and largest plant is located in Wilmington, CA and the second plant is located in Carson, CA. It has a crude oil processing capacity of 131,000 barrels/day and receives domestic crude oil and produces unleaded gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. The refinery operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, paying more than $30 million for utilities.

Under the general direction of the Laboratory Director, the Chemist provides technical and administrative assistance for Laboratory operations in order to promote safe, productive, efficient and timely analytical services to Refinery Operating, Business Analysis, and Technical Services Divisions, in adherence to established Company guidelines, policies procedures and applicable governmental regulations.

Responsibilities may include:
Coordinates day to day Laboratory operations including testing and reporting to ensure efficient Laboratory operations

Coordinates the development and implementation of quality control procedures to monitor the process control of Laboratory operations

Coordinates and oversees the calibration and maintenance of Laboratory instrumentation to provide instrument reliability

Maintains, calibrates and troubleshoots instruments to ensure safe and timely analyses

Counsels and consults with Laboratory Leadership Team, Process Supervisors, Engineers and Unit Operators as well as division personnel to provide technical assistance for project work and/or operational problems dealing with chemistry and/or instrumental analyses

Develops new and modifies existing analytical procedures and projects to assist the Laboratory in providing accurate and precise analyses and to support refinery goals

Takes responsibility for planning, coordination, resources and execution of complex Laboratory projects to improve Laboratory and Refinery efficiency and safety

Conducts routine Laboratory analyses of raw materials, intermediate process streams and finished products to assure Company specifications and federal and state regulations are met and to improve profitability

Performs quality assurance work in adherence to the Laboratory Quality Program to provide technically sound and legally defensible results to Laboratory customers

Responsible for reviewing control charts and monitoring instrument maintenance records to ensure the precision and accuracy of Laboratory data

Inputs quality control samples into the Laboratory sample stream and evaluates the results to determine the precision and accuracy of Laboratory data

Organizes, coordinates, and maintains inter-laboratory testing programs to monitor Laboratory performance against industry peers

Coordinates equipment maintenance contracts and service agreements

Steps in as temporary supervisor when necessary as determined by the Laboratory Director

Promotes safety awareness and complies with all the requirements and procedures of the Los Angeles Refinery, Wilmington Plant’s Loss Control Program

Responsible for the safety/health of self and those working with you, promoting health and safety of others, and performing quality work in a safe and environmentally conscientious manner

Responsible for complying with Company policies and procedures, established standards, and governmental regulations (Federal, State, & Local)


Legally authorized to work in the United States

Bachelor's Degree

3+ years of technical experience acquired through analytical and/or petrochemical laboratory work

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or related field

Excellent knowledge of gas chromatography systems

Excellent troubleshooting skills

Strong mechanical aptitude

Good working knowledge of electric/electronics

Knowledge of basic statistics

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

December 7, 2012


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 equal opportunity employer



Technicians and Technologists

Job Level


Individual Contributor/Staff Level

Primary Location






Line of Business


Refining, Marketing, Supply, & Transportation

Job Posting


Nov 21, 2012, 6:10:56 PM

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