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Phillips 66 2023 University Technical Intern - Sweeny Refinery - Electrician in Sweeny, Texas


Our Sweeny Refinery , in Old Ocean, Texas, 65 miles southwest of Houston, processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil as well as some light, low-sulfur crude oil. Sweeny receives U.S.- advantaged and foreign crude oil primarily through wholly and jointly owned terminals on the Gulf Coast, including a deepwater terminal at Freeport, Texas. 

A * technical internship with Phillips 66 Sweeny Refinery*  will allow you opportunities to make contributions that support our overall Refining organization.

As an Electrician Intern you will get to work closely with experienced professionals while learning how to repair, insulate, alter, fabricate, remove, install, assemble, troubleshoot and service a wide variety of electrical equipment, such as motor controllers, starters, variable frequency drives, high voltage switchgear, electrical test equipment and electrical control systems.  This will expose you to the following:

  • Working with Operations and other groups to fully understand the scope, priority and timing needed for maintenance repairs.  Ensures all work is completed in a safe, environmentally compliant, and cost-effective manner

  • Reviewing work prior to start, assuring materials, resources, information and tools on hand to achieve high levels of craft productivity.

  • Executing/completing daily and preventative maintenance work orders

  • Initiating equipment defect elimination by identifying problem causes, taking immediate corrective action when practical, and recommending solutions to supervisors and engineers

  • Developing/modifying maintenance or safety procedures related to maintenance work processes, individually or as part of a team.

  • Participating in the safety process i.e. JSA's/TSA’s and performing safety observations to assure the plans following applicable government regulations and established company policies, procedures and practices.

  • Reviewing technical manuals/procedures/specifications to effectively perform assigned work.

Requirements for a Phillips 66 Internship:


  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

  • Must be 18 years of age or older

  • Must maintain a valid driver's license

  • Pursuing an Associates degree in Electronics or an Electrical Certificate Program or equivalent technical program

  • Available to intern for a minimum of ten continuous weeks

  • Graduation date of Summer 2023 or later

  • Willing and able, with or without accommodation, to perform/comply with the following:

    • Work overtime (including weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts)

    • Lift up to 50 pounds

    • Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and silos

    • Work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines

    • Climb up to 200 feet in height; work at elevated heights

    • Work around chemicals, including acids and bases

    • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toed shoes, ear/eye protection)

    • Maintain face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly

    • To work outside in harsh weather conditions


  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher 

  • Previous internship or co-op participant in related industry 

  • Previous internship with Phillips 66 

To apply and be considered:

  • Apply online by going to and complete the entire application process

  • Attach an electronic copy of your resume and unofficial transcript

  • Answer all prescreening questions and provide your eSignature

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)(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.

About Phillips 66

Providing Energy. Improving Lives. We are excited about the future of energy. Our advantaged and nimble company is full of seasoned leadership and talented teams making responsible choices to adapt and explore the opportunities the changing market brings. We do this while living out our values of safety, honor and commitment; improving lives by providing access to the energy which is essential to a high standard of living and health throughout the world. Our employees, suppliers and partners share this vision to provide energy and improve lives. Our hard work, and teamwork, keeps energy flowing. At Phillips 66, we know that now, more than ever, is the time to try new things.

Phillips 66 is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Requisition ID: 56577

Location: Texas - Sweeny

Job Field: Internships, Graduate Positions, and Student Programs

Division : Not Applicable

Technical Req : Yes