Website Phillips 66

Millwright (Machinist) Job Highlights

Title Millwright – Machinist
Type Full Time
Experience 5 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Ferndale, WA, United States
Company Phillips 66

Company Profile

Phillips 66 manufactures energy products and refines and markets petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, and lubricants; gathers and processes natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGL) for powering businesses, heating homes, cooking, and electricity; and manufactures petrochemicals, polymers, and plastics found in cars, electronics, and other everyday goods.

Job Profile

The company is recruiting a Millwright (Machinist) who will primarily be responsible for the maintenance of rotating equipment in the refinery including troubleshooting, mechanical repair, replacement, alteration, and preventative maintenance.

Rotating equipment assets include centrifugal pumps, Sundyne pumps, fans, gearboxes, turbines, seal systems, centrifugal and reciprocating compressors, injection pumps, etc.

Utilizes various hand tools, power tools, specialty tools, mobile equipment, specialty shop tools, lathes, mills, balancing machines, and personal protective equipment (PPE).

The work is split between outdoor work and shop work, both in an industrial environment.

Educational Qualification

  • Applicants should have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a journey-level certification in millwright or machinist disciplines from either a registered apprenticeship program or NCCER training program

Work Experience

  • Possess 5 years or more of direct experience performing work as a millwright or machinist craft in an industrial environment


  • Ability to balance equipment using accepted tolerances
  • Ability to machine sleeves, bushings, and wear rings based on measurements from as-found equipment or drawings
  • Assembling and disassembling equipment, while taking required measurements, and making judgment calls on repairs based on those readings
  • Basic troubleshooting of pumps, turbines, compressors, gearboxes, API seal systems, and fans
  • Being a self-driven employee, with the ability to find information and solve problems independently, by offering solutions to difficult scenarios or making basic improvements on your own
  • Demonstrating a commitment to safety and health excellence through strong personal engagement, recognizing and stopping unsafe behavior, recognizing and eliminating safety hazards, following safe practices and procedures, and striving for continuous improvement of safety in the refinery
  • Making repairs that alleviate problems and improve bad actors
  • Performing pump, compressor, turbine, gearboxes, and fan repairs and overhauls
  • Performing turbine trips and making adjustments to trip mechanisms
  • Taking field measurements of pump, base, and piping and making suggestions for improvements prior to re-install
  • The use of manuals, drawings, and standards to repair equipment and make basic upgrades to improve equipment as overhauls occur in the shop
  • Working effectively in teams or alone and in the field or the shop


  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

Work Environment

  • Be on call 24/7/365
  • Climb ladders and stairs up to 200 feet in height
  • Maintain your face daily so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly (some examples include being free of facial hair or clean-shaven)
  • Respond to refinery emergencies during off-hours
  • Transport articles up to 50 pounds
  • Travel up to 5% of the time
  • Wear fire retardant clothing and personal protective equipment (such as steel-toe shoes, ear, and eye protection)
  • Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Workaround chemicals, including acids and bases
  • Workaround hydrocarbons under high pressure and heat
  • Work extended hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and holidays
  • Work in enclosed spaces such as tanks and silos
  • Work outside in harsh weather conditions
  • Work safely near large, hot, high-speed machines

Preferred Qualifications

  • 10 or more years as a journey-level millwright or machinist working on rotating equipment in a refining or petrochemical industry
  • Ability to effectively communicate with others including collaborative interpersonal skills, providing clear explanations, constructive listening, understanding instructions, and asking questions as appropriate
  • Ability to read and interpret manuals, procedures, mechanical drawings, and P&IDs, as well as create isometric and plan view sketches
  • Effective written communication skills pertaining to documenting inspection and repair information
  • Experience working while in supplied air
  • Knowledge of basic shop mathematics, pump API tolerances, and API 697 Repair Standards
  • Knowledge of Process Safety Management (PSM)
  • Knowledge of safe work practices
  • Knowledge of SAP scheduling, and CAD applications
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Strong and effective communication skills (written and verbal) in both individual and group settings


  • 8% 401k company match, with an additional 0-4% Company 401k contribution based on the Company’s financial performance
  • Annual Variable Cash Incentive Program (VCIP) bonus
  • Cash Balance Account pension
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits with an annual company contribution to a Health Savings Account for employees on HDHP
  • Total well-being programs and incentives, including Employee Assistance Plan, well-being reimbursement, and backup family care services

Employer’s Statement

Phillips 66 is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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