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Phillips 66 2021 Technical Intern - Borger Refinery Operator in Borger, Texas

Phillips 66 & YOU - Together we can fuel the future

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.


The Operator Intern will participate in the Borger Refinery Process Technology Student Internship Program which provides opportunities for career success through hands-on learning experiences. Students apply subject matter knowledge learned in a certificate or associate program to the workplace and develop technical and interpersonal skills in the workplace. It is important for student interns to participate as contributing and active members of their craft or operation’s team. Interns are expected to effectively communicate with all levels of the team and to ask questions that facilitate learning while respecting the professional demands and experience of their co-workers.

What's in it for you?

  • Opportunities for the development of effective, professional working relationships

  • Practical “hands on” experience working under the guidance of experienced craft persons or operators

  • Experience for technical skills, knowledge and behaviors critical to successful performance on the job

  • Direct connections with industry professionals, and

  • Reaffirmation of career goals


  • The internships will generally occur in Fall or Spring, during the school semester, or over the summer beginning in June.

  • The work schedule for an internship will be 40 hours per week, 8-hour workdays, Monday – Friday, with no overtime, the duration is approximately 3 months.

  • Interns will be classified as non-represented temporary employees and will be paid $20/hour.

  • Interns will be assigned a mentor and will receive training, experience and work responsibilities in their craft or in operations.

  • Interns are expected to actively participate in their respective Craft or Operations team and participate in conversations and ask questions to develop personal learning and gain workplace experience.

  • Participation in or completion of an internship does not guarantee future regular full-time employment with Phillips 66.

  • Before an intern begins their role in the field they will receive some basic orientation that includes some HR and Safety related topics. A training plan with the internship requirements will also be covered for each Craft and the Operations internship.

Responsibilities May Include

  • Shadow and support experienced employees while effectively following all safety, health, environmental, maintenance, and operation practices and procedures.

  • Learn about health, safety and environmental hazards

  • Witness the work authorization permit system

  • Witness energy isolation (e.g. Lock, Tag & Try)

  • Learn how to recognize and report incidents and near-misses

  • In addition to the above, the Process Technology intern may:

  • Learn about the overall process unit they are assigned

  • Make rounds along with a qualified Operator or Stillman and may be asked to assist in taking readings

  • Monitor normal operational conditions

  • In addition to the above, the Craft intern may:

  • Attend daily crew meetings

  • Learn how to apply craft skills in the refinery

  • Witness work being performed by experienced craftsman based off of weekly maintenance work schedule

  • While learning on the job (and practicing when possible), students are expected to:

  • Stop unsafe work or practices

  • Demonstrate work-related knowledge

  • Work well on diverse teams

  • Effectively use multiple information sources

  • Demonstrate cooperative and active participation in activities

  • Show a willingness and enthusiasm to learn

Position Requirements


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Currently enrolled in a Process Technology certificate program with completion of the following classes:

  • Introduction to Process Technology

  • Process Technology I & II

  • Safety, Health and Environment

  • Completed a minimum of 12 hours in the enrolled program

  • Must maintain a valid driver’s license

  • Accumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale

  • Written letter of recommendation from an instructor

The Borger Refinery is located in Borger, Texas, in the Texas Panhandle, approximately 50 miles north of Amarillo, Texas. Refinery facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, alkylation, hydrodesulfurization and delayed coking units, as well as an NGL fractionation facility. The refinery processes primarily medium sour crude oil produced locally, and heavy sour crude oil produced in Canada, all of which are delivered by pipeline. Borger produces a high percentage of transportation fuels, as well as petroleum coke, NGLs and solvents. Refined products are distributed to customers via pipelines from the refinery to West Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and the Midcontinent region.

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 May 31, 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: 53672

Location: Texas - Borger

Job Field: Operations

Division : Borger Refinery

Technical Req : Yes