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Laboratory Technician Industrial Placement


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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 2021.

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If you want work experience that really counts, consider a placement with Phillips 66. We are looking for a science, preferably chemistry, student to join us for a one-year industrial placement starting in July 2023 working in a fast-paced industrial laboratory that supports a large oil refinery.  If successful, your time will be spent gaining valuable experience working within the laboratory environment and also outside on the plant. You will be responsible for testing of immediate and finished products, both gases and liquids, using a variety of instrumentation in the Gas Chromatography laboratory. In addition to sample analysis, chromatograph interpretation, and troubleshooting, the role also involves sample collection both on and offsite.

You will be required to work an 8-hour shift pattern during the week of Monday to Friday – mornings - 06:30 to 15:00 / afternoons 14:00 to 22.30, and 12-hour days one weekend in three from 0700 to 19:00 hours.  You will work 12 days with 9 days off. 

We are looking for a student who will have completed at least their 2nd year of a chemistry related degree and are on course to achieve a minimum grade of 2:2.

Please note that for the duration of the placement the successful candidate will not be employed directly by Phillips 66 but by a local employment agency. 

What are we looking for?

  • A pro-active self-starter
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Someone who is highly motivated with a drive and energy to lead and influence change
  • Good team player who is able to work with and influence others
  • Confidence to work on your own initiative  
  • Someone who has the ability to prioritise effectively
  • Ability to apply technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions

Requirements/Key Skills:

  • The legal right to live and work in the UK on a permanent basis without restrictions.
  • Working towards a minimum 2:2 in a chemistry related discipline degree
  • A-Level or equivalent qualification including at least one STEM subject.
  • Hold a full UK driving license
  • Good technical knowledge
  • Competent IT knowledge
  • Strong communications skills
  • Safety awareness 
  • Have completed some previous work experience or held a part time position successfully.

What Phillips 66 can offer you:

  • Opportunity to get real industrial experience with responsibility and accountability
  • Ability to work with and learn from experienced engineers
  • Opportunity to become part of our Early Careers Network and take part in fun, informative and social activities 
  • Free daily lunch whilst working on site
  • Free accommodation for the first 6 weeks of your placement so you can get to know the area and other students. 
  • Free access to our onsite gym 
  • Competitive Salary

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: October 9th, 2022
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 1 Year
  • Humber Refinery, North Lincolnshire
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  • Chemistry

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