Electrical Engineer - Rodeo Refinery


Within the Technical Services group, the Electrical Engineer provides leadership, technical expertise and business perspective in all areas related to the plant's electrical systems. This position is responsible for preventative maintenance programs, coordination of improvement and new projects and cost/budget management.

Responsibilities may include :

  • Works with operating and maintenance teams to drive continuous improvement and reliability of electrical components, equipment and systems
  • Provide technical expertise for troubleshooting of refinery equipment, including power distribution systems, motor controls, switch gear, UPS systems, and substations
  • Responsible for electrical systems design, specification, installation, testing, and start-up
  • Project duties include design development, construction scope, drawing preparation, construction support, and start-up supervision
  • Responsible for maintenance support and reliability of existing electrical equipment
  • Assist with maintenance planning and execution of major equipment repairs and unit turnarounds as needed
  • Participate in refining electrical reliability network, industry technical societies, and support engineering standards maintenance and development
  • Manage and coordinate capital projects associated with plant upgrades and expansion
  • Coordinate and supervise work of contractors including liaison with vendors
  • Interface with external Power Agencies
  • May have instrumentation related responsibilities


Basic/Required :

  • Legally authorized to work in the job posting country
  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering
  • 3 or more years of refinery, petrochemical or manufacturing experience
  • 3 or more years of experience in power distributions systems
  • Willing and able to perform/comply, with or without a reasonable accommodation, with the following:
  • Work overtime, including holidays and weekends

  • Lift up to 50 pounds

  • Work in enclosed spaces, such as tanks and silos

  • Work at elevated heights or in confined spaces

  • Work around chemicals including acids/bases

  • Work with petroleum products that are under high pressure and heat

  • Work near large, hot, high-speed machines

  • Climb up to 200 feet in height

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

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

  • Must satisfy the physical requirements of the position which includes, but is not limited to, the ability to lift, climb, walk, kneel, and squat on a regular basis

  • Currently hold or can qualify to receive a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) card. Note, information regarding TWIC qualification standards may be found at https://www. tsa. gov/for-industry/twic

Preferred :

  • Demonstrated knowledge of industrial safe work practices and standards (IEEE, ANSI, NEMA, ISA, and API)
  • Previous experience with plant start-ups and troubleshooting of complex control and operational problems
  • Strong safety focus with demonstrated knowledge of code requirements, including OSHA and Process Safety Management
  • Excellent leadership, planning, organizing, written and oral communication skills
  • Computer proficiency with applications for word processing, spreadsheets, databases and SAP
  • Demonstrated project management abilities to complete complex assignments in a timely manner
  • Proven ability to meet project schedules and costs with minimal supervision
  • Ability to continue with reliability program development
  • IEEE membership
  • Registered Professional Engineer


At Phillips 66, while "what" we do may be very different from person to person, there's a "how" that connects all of us. It is how we work, how we collaborate and how we succeed together. It's this shared "how" that our competency framework describes in detail. We call it the Keys to Success because it can unlock the potential within us all.

Keys to Success

  • Assoc: Adaptability Adapt And Learn
  • Assoc: Building Collaborative Relationships Form Relationships
  • Assoc: Communication Communicate Openly
  • Assoc: Judgment Apply Sound Logic
  • Assoc: Results Orientation Seek Process Improvement

The San Francisco Refinery is comprised of two facilities linked by a 200-mile pipeline. The Rodeo facility is located in the San Francisco Bay area, while the Santa Maria facility is located in Arroyo Grande, CA. The refinery's crude oil processing capacity is 120 MBD. The refinery processes mainly heavy, high-sulfur crude oil.

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