Company: Phillips 66
Skills: Process Technician, Refinery / Plant Operator, Refinery Staff
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 Process Unit Operator works rotating shifts in various units within the Borger Refinery which process or produce crude oil, petroleum coke, gasoline, diesel, steam and many other products. Some of the processes involved use hazardous and volatile materials under high temperature and pressure. In addition, Operators perform various duties required to keep their assigned processing unit/area operating safely and at specified production rates.


Employees may advance within the Operator pay progression based on time requirements and/or on skills progression. Entry level rate of pay for an Operator trainee is $25.55/hour with a pay increase to $30.70 once unit qualified. An Operator can reach top Operator pay at a minimum of 36 months of time within the Operator classification which is currently $39.32/hour. Operators may progress to the lead position of Stillman.


This position requires successful completion of aptitude and behavioral 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:

  • Monitoring unit operations
  • Turning valves
  • Taking gauge and instrument readings
  • Lubricating and performing minor maintenance of equipment
  • Making necessary changes to ensure product is manufactured on specification
  • Responding to safety and environmental incidents, should they occur, in a safe and efficient manner
  • Entering and retrieving computer data as well as data analysis
  • Performing work activities that include pulling, lifting, twisting, working in confined spaces and on elevated platforms requiring fall protection
  • Climbing heights to perform duties such as opening valves





  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Technical certification in Process Technology (or higher) from an accredited school by 06/01/2019 OR Power Plant Technology degree by 06/01/2019 OR Bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, Engineering, Physics or other sciences by 06/01/2019
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have and maintain a valid driver's license
  • Willingness to perform/comply with the following:
  • Work at least a 12-hour rotating shift, which includes some weekends and holidays
  • Work overtime
  • Assume on-call responsibilities
  • 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 at high temperatures
  • Able to evacuate in a safe and timely manner in the event of an emergency
  • Able to read at a level to understand written safety procedures, work procedures, work permits, instruction manuals
  • Learn computer software associated with process operations



  • 4 or more years of Military process operations related experience
  • 3 or more years of experience working as a process operator in a refinery, chemical, power, nuclear, wastewater treatment, or pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
  • Strong oral / written communication skills and the ability to interact and work in a team environment
  • Accepts ownership, is accountable, and delivers on commitments