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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.


Welders work in the maintenance department of the refinery. The positions are straight day jobs, subject to occasional shift work, turnarounds, call outs and mandatory overtime. Welders are responsible for the fabrication, installation, and repair of piping and equipment. This work takes place in all areas of the refinery, outside exposed to the weather elements and to blowing air, heat, noise and vibration. The refinery processes involve hazardous and volatile materials under high temperatures and pressures. The work may take place at heights on vessels and towers and/or in confined spaces.

Responsibilities May Include

Fabricate and repair piping, pressure vessels and structural steel using SMAW (stick), GTAW (tig) and GMAW (mig) processes and cutting torches, arc gougers and plasma arc cutters

Interpret isometric drawings

Prepare equipment for welding

Lay out, bending, punching and fabrication and erection of structural work, such as beams, platforms, ladders, etc.

Perform production welding using welding machines

Assuring compliance with all Company policies and procedures and training requirements

Position Requirements

Legally authorized to work in the United States

High School Diploma or GED equivalent

Must be at least 18 years of age

Must be able to be Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) qualified

Maintain a valid driver’s license

3 or more years of experience as a journeyman level Welder in an oil refinery, chemical process, electric utility, electrical distribution equipment testing or similar facility

Must be willing and able, with or without accommodation, to meet the following requirements:

Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds

Ability to climb up to 285 feet in height

Ability to work near large, hot, high-speed machines

Ability to work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos

Ability and willing to work overtime

Ability to work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat

Ability to work outside in harsh weather conditions

Ability to 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)

Ability to wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toe shoes, ear and eye protection)

Ability to work around chemicals, including acids and bases, that may be under high pressure

Completion of an apprenticeship, certification or associate degree program in welding

Good oral and written communication skills pertaining to documenting inspection and repair information

Ability to read at a level to understand written safety procedures, work procedures, work permits and instruction manuals

Proficiency in computer usage basics including e-mail, Windows navigation, SAP

The Lake Charles Refinery is located in Westlake, Louisiana. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrocracking, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units. Facilities also include a specialty coker and calciner. The refinery processes a mixture of light to heavy, low- and high sulfur and low- and high-acid crude oils. It receives domestic, Canadian and other foreign crude oil through truck, pipeline, marine transportation and terminals, including the Beaumont and Clifton Ridge terminals and the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Lake Charles produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include off-road diesel, home heating oil, feedstock for our Excel Paralubes joint venture, specialty graphite petroleum coke and petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed in the southeastern and eastern United States by truck, rail car, barge or pipelines and exported to Latin America and West Africa.

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 Friday, February 5, 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: 53566

Location: Louisiana – Lake Charles

Job Field: Maintenance

Division : Lake Charles Refinery

Technical Req : No