Company: Phillips 66
Skills: Refinery Staff, Electrical Technician, Instrumentation Technician
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Borger, Texas, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: US

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The Instrument Technician (Craftsman) is expected to configure and maintain various types of pneumatic and electronic instrumentation.


This position requires successful completion of aptitude, behavioral and skills testing and an on-site interview. Candidates who receive an offer of employment will then be required to successfully complete a pre-employment due diligence process that consists of things like a background check, medical, hearing, respiratory and vision exams and agility testing.




Responsibilities may include:

  • Troubleshooting, removing, repairing and re-installing various types of control loops, controllers, transmitters, automated valves and switches
  • Troubleshooting and repairing instrumentation controlled by distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC)
  • Remove, repair, re-install various types of automated valves, positioners, and actuators
  • Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining online process analyzers and sample systems, including gas chromatographs, Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS), oxygen, conductivity, PH, and tail gas analyzers
  • Troubleshooting and repairing rotating equipment vibration and temperature monitoring systems
  • Utilizing test equipment, such as multi-meters, temperature and pressure calibrators, and signal generators
  • Understanding instrumentation principles related to temperature, pressure, level, and flow measurement
  • Understanding basic process control principles, including loop tuning
  • Reading and interpreting loop drawings, P&IDs, wiring schematics, etc.
  • Configuring, installing, loop checking, and commissioning new instrumentation
  • Installing instrument tubing and tubing fittings
  • Operating motorized and manual equipment
  • Performing work activities that include pulling, lifting, twisting, working in confined spaces and on elevated platforms requiring fall protection
  • Entering and retrieving computer data
  • Using fire equipment when necessary along with many other general maintenance activities





  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Technical certification for Instrumentation or Electronics (or higher) by 06/01/2019 OR minimum of 2 years of directly related equivalent work experience
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Willingness to comply with the following:
    • Work at least an 8-hour shift and up to a 12-hour shift, which includes some weekends, holidays and nights
    • Available for on-call responsibilities
    • Work overtime
    • Work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos
    • Work near large, hot, high-speed machines
    • Climb up to 250 feet in height
    • Lift a minimum of 50 pounds
    • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases
    • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toe shoes, ear and eye protection)
    • Maintain your face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly (some examples include being free of facial hair and/or clean shaven)
    • Perform firefighting duties
    • Work outside in harsh weather conditions
    • Work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat
    • Able to read at a level to understand written safety procedures, work procedures, work permits and instruction manuals
    • Learn computer software associated with process operations



  • Associates degree in Electronics or Instrumentation
  • 2 or more years of experience as an Instrument Technician (Craftsman)
  • 4 or more years of military experience working with instrumentation or electronics
  • 3 or more years of experience working in a refinery and/or chemical industry
  • 2 or more years of recent continuous full-time work experience
  • Experience with SAP's Maintenance Module or other ERP Maintenance modules
  • Strong oral and written communication skills pertaining to documenting inspection and repair information