Company: Phillips 66
Skills: Refinery Staff, Electrical Technician, Instrumentation Technician
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Ferndale, Washington, 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 is responsible for the installation, calibration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of field instruments. Field Instruments include various process transmitters, switches, analyzers, controllers, positioners, automated valves, etc.

The majority of work is outdoors in an industrial environment.

The employee must, in the opinion of his/her supervisor, possess the fitness and ability to perform the tasks responsibly under normal supervision.

The tasks listed below are typical, but do not necessarily limit assignments.


Responsibilities may include:

  • Following all Ferndale Refinery Safe Practices and Procedures.
  • Communicating all safety concerns and incidents to supervisor immediately.
  • Communicating work status, findings, and improvement opportunities to supervision.
  • Performing Job Safety Analysis (JSA) as required.
  • Troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating, and performing other maintenance tasks on field instrumentation including but not limited to pneumatic and electronic transmitters, switches, controllers, positioners, and automated valves.
  • Troubleshooting, repairing, calibrating, and performing other maintenance tasks on process analyzers and sample systems, including but not limited to gas chromatographs, Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS), oxygen, conductivity, pH, and tail gas analyzers.
  • Troubleshooting, repairing, and performing other maintenance tasks on vibration and temperature monitoring systems for rotating equipment.
  • Configuring, installing, performing loop checks, and commissioning new instrumentation associated with maintenance activities.
  • Installing instrument tubing and tubing fitting systems per manufacturer's specifications.
  • Working with operations and process controls group to troubleshoot instruments and signal wiring controlled by distributed control systems (DCS) and programmable logic controllers (PLC).
  • Utilizing test equipment, such as multi-meters, temperature and pressure calibrators, communicators, and signal generators.
  • Researching and retrieving equipment information using the internet, plant equipment files, and communication with vendors.
  • Reading and interpreting loop drawings, P&IDs, wiring schematics, cause & effects, data sheets, etc.
  • Using computers and software applications to enter and retrieve data.
  • Performing diagnostic testing, isolation, terminations, and/or energized work on instrument wiring up to 125V in compliance with Ferndale's Electrical Safety Program.
  • Performing work activities that include pulling, lifting, twisting, working in confined spaces and on elevated platforms requiring fall protection.
  • Operating all available mobile equipment (except for cranes) to the level of training of the individual.
  • Perform any other tasks as assigned by management to the level of training of the individual.





  • Legally authorized to work in the United States on a regular full-time basis without restrictions
  • Must have a High School diploma or GED
  • Two year degree or certificate in Instrument Technology or related field
  • One or more years of experience as an Instrument Technician in an industrial environment
  • Willingness to perform/comply with the following:
    • Work at least an 8-hour shift which may include weekends, nights and holidays
    • Work overtime
    • Work near large, hot, high speed machines
    • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as respiratory protective equipment and ear and eye protection)
    • Maintain facial hair in compliance with respirator/face mask requirements
    • Lift and transport up to 50 pounds, bend, stoop, perform moderate manual labor, work in confined spaces (such as tanks and silos), climb and work at various levels above the ground (climb up to 200 feet in height)
    • Perform firefighting duties as needed
  • Experience with basic process control and instrumentation principles, including process measurement variables, technologies and loop tuning
  • Experience with hand tools including multi-meters, communicators, and other test gear
  • Experience with MicroSoft Office products
  • Experience with basic shop mathematics and material dimensions including pipe sizes and schedules, alloy material awareness and use
  • Able to work independently, using manuals and other information to troubleshoot and improve understanding of equipment
  • Able to identify and evaluate problems including approach, possible alternative solutions, and conclusions
  • Experience with creating sketches and interpreting P&IDs and other electrical drawings



  • At least one year of experience working in a refinery or petro-chemical industry
  • Experience working on tank gauging systems, vibration monitoring systems, or analyzers
  • Experience with SAP's Maintenance Module or other ERP Maintenance modules
  • Knowledge of applicable codes and standards including NEC
  • Demonstrate effective verbal communication with others including providing clear explanations, constructive listening, and asking questions as appropriate
  • Demonstrate effective written communication skills pertaining to documenting inspection and repair information