Technical Operator - Portland, OR

Employer: Phillips 66

Job Description:
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 Technical Operator will perform duties in support of the safe operation of a large products terminal, which includes truck loading, and off-loading, rail car off-loading, tank farm operations, marine dock operations and pipeline receipts from the Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery into the Portland tank farm. The Technical Operator will work an 80-hour bi-weekly schedule with potential for over-time.

Responsibilities May Include

Ensuring quality and quantity of refined products and/or crude oils.
Identifying and resolving scheduling conflicts in a timely manner.
Ensuring timely completion of all required paperwork.
Staying abreast of changes in operation requirements, policies and processes.
Performing operational duties in accordance with the Terminal Operating and Procedures and Site-Specific Procedures.
Taking samples of product from tanks and pipeline tenders.
Compliance with all internal and external policies and procedures.
Responding to emergencies, maintaining emergency equipment and participating in emergency response training and exercises.
Completing mandated safety and regulatory training (computer-based & instructor led training).
Monitoring controls and establishing valve line-ups for pipeline delivery and receipts.
Maintaining effective and professional relationships with customers and responding promptly to their needs.
Performing environmental and regulatory checks (eliminating, containing and reporting all product seeps and spills).
Performing security and equipment facility rounds; minimizing downtime and unsafe conditions.
Assisting with new employee training.
Completing daily, weekly, monthly and annual inventory reconciliation including; agency and other required reports.
Performing Lock Out/Tag Out, Hot Work Permits, Excavation Permits, and Confined Space Entry permits for safe and effective execution of work.
Complying with Waste Management per local Environmental processes in addition to SPCC, DOT, DEQ, USCG, and Measurement Manual.
Performing work in accordance with Operator Qualifications (OQ’s).
This is a non-union position.

Position Requirements


Legally authorized to work in the job posting country

High School Diploma or GED equivalent
Must maintain valid driver’s license
18 years of age or older
Willing and able to perform/comply, with or without a reasonable accommodation, with the following:
To climb various ladders and stairs to operate valves, gauge tanks, or perform maintenance on equipment are a part of this position. The ladders and stairs typically range from 5 to 50 feet in height.
To raise and transport articles weighing up to 50 pounds
To walk, stand, stoop, sit, climb, and carry material on a daily on even and uneven terrain
To work outside in harsh weather conditions
To wear personal protective equipment, such as flame-retardant clothing, eye protection, ear protection, steel-toed boots, hard hat, etc.
To be on call, work overtime, nights, weekends, or holidays on an as-needed basis
To work alone a high percentage of the time
To work a 8 or 12 hour shift
Willing and able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Card (TWIC); information can be found at
*This position does require an entry level assessment


Associate degree or higher in process technology or related technical degree
3 or more years of experience in the petroleum industry with emphasis in marine terminals
1 year of experience with the following:
Allen-Bradley PLC's and HMI’s
Omni Flow Computers
Guardian 3 programs
Varec Tank Gauging
Magnetrol Transmitters
Vapor Recovery Unit (VRU)
NFPA 70e awareness
Working knowledge of refined products and/or crude oil quality specifications
Working knowledge of mechanical and rotating equipment
Working knowledge of process controls and oil movements
Working knowledge of P&ID drawings

Contact Person: Rachel O'Donnell
Location: Portland, OR
Application Method:
Base Pay: Competitive Base Pay, potential for over-time, bonus, 401K match, pension and more!

Posted on October 07, 2020

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