Chemist - Alliance Refinery
Phillips 66
Belle Chasse, LA
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Under the general direction of the Laboratory Director, the Chemist provides technical and administrative assistance for Laboratory operations 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

Technical resource for laboratory equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair. Managing spare parts inventory for lab equipment, instrumentation, etc.

Technical resource for set-up of laboratory instrumentation; coordinating instrument data transfers with the existing lab data acquisition infrastructure.

Developing and maintaining an effective maintenance program and protocols for laboratory instrumentation

Being a point of contact for laboratory support systems, problems, and repairs.

Performing required quality control activities to ensure instrumentation is calibrated and operating. Documenting, tracking and reporting on calibration status and maintenance activities.

Performing and/or coordinating with outside labs routine and specialized testing.

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

Counseling and consulting with Laboratory Leadership Team, Process Supervisors, Engineers, and Unit Operators. Providing technical assistance for project work and/or operational problems dealing with chemistry and/or instrumental analyses.

Overseeing operation of the Laboratory information management system including any necessary troubleshooting.

Developing new, and modifying existing, analytical procedures to assist the laboratory in providing accurate and precise analyses to support refinery goals.

Performing quality assurance work in adherence to the Laboratory Quality Assurance Program to provide technically sound results to Laboratory customers.

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).

Stepping in as temporary supervisor when necessary.

Training lab personnel on lab analytical methods and other procedures.

Keeping current on industry trends in analytical instrumentation and make recommendations to ensure the laboratory is providing the best possible analytical services.

Being available for off hours support to the refinery/laboratory.

Shipping hazardous and non-hazardous samples and equipment.

Position Requirements

Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or comparable science or engineering degree

5 or more years of analytical technical experience within a laboratory working environment

Hands on analytical instrumentation troubleshooting and repair

Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC). Information can be found at

5 or more years of experience in a petroleum lab

Have proven expertise in specific areas of petroleum analysis: spectroscopy, chromatography, physical testing, knock engines, environmental water testing, LIMS, titrations

Experience working with octane engines

Supervisory experience

Ability to work with cross functional teams and groups

Accepts ownership and is accountable and delivers on commitments

Experience with computer-based instrumentation

Good written and oral communication skills

Organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple tasks and to balance short term and long-term priorities

The Alliance Refinery is located on the Mississippi River in Belle Chasse, Louisiana, approximately 25 miles southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana. The singletrain facility includes crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization, aromatics and delayed coking units. It processes mainly light and medium, low-sulfur crude oil. The refinery receives domestic crude oil through a combination of pipelines, marine transportation and terminals. The refinery produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. Other products include petrochemical feedstocks, home heating oil and anodegrade petroleum coke. Refined products are distributed to customers in the southeastern and eastern United States through major pipeline systems and by barge. Refined products are exported primarily to Latin America by waterborne cargo.

Company Overview

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company’s master limited partnership, is integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,300 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $58 billion of assets as of March 31, 2019. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.

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 October 14, 2019 .

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 Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 51514

Location: Louisiana - Belle Chasse

Job Field: Research