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The Operator will work independently and with other personnel to maintain and operate equipment and processes, adjusting and monitoring plant equipment to set targets.  A requirement of the position is to take and successfully pass the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Process Technology.  Whilst the course work for this is carried out in your own time, all course fees will be paid for by the company.

Should you progress to interview stage you will be asked to provide proof that you have met the required education requirements, so must be able to produce copes of examination certificates. 

Short listed candidates will be asked to participate in an assessment process which may include online psychometric assessment, a selection of ability tests as well as a structured interview.  The intent of the assessment process is to assess candidates fairly on the core competencies that are required for the role.


Responsibilities May Include

·         Demonstrating awareness and commitment to safety

·         Maintaining equipment and operations

·         Taking samples/readings of various process streams

·         Operating unit consoles

·         Monitoring and observing assigned area for abnormal conditions and emergency situations

·         Working with outside contractors and agencies

·         Participating in safety reviews

·         Initiating work orders and permitting for work related to the assigned unit.

·         Maintaining proper and safe process operations of the operating equipment

·         Serving on the emergency response fire brigade, rescue team, and/or first responder team

·         Participating in annual training refreshers

·         Upholding company values, understanding and implementing all relevant company policies and procedures to ensure all work meets the required standard

Position Requirements

·         Legally authorized to work in the job posting country without restrictions

·         Must have at least 4 GCSEs/’O’ Levels at Grade A-C, 2 of which must be in Maths and English or equivalent higher qualification

·         Must have full, current, valid UK drivers licence

·         Must be willing & able to work rotating 12 hours shifts which includes working weekends and bank holidays

·         Must be willing & able to read and interpret technical procedures and materials in English

·         Must be willing & able to learn computer software associated with process operation

·         Must be willing & able to work shift schedule, including days, nights, weekend, holidays, rotating shift

·         Must be willing & able to work overtime

·         Must be willing & able to work in confined spaces i.e.tanks and silos, near large, hot, high speed machines and products under high pressure or temperature

·         Must be willing & able to work around chemicals, including acids and bases

·         Must be willing & able to wear PPE, i.e. protective footwear, ear/eye protection and breathing apparatus

·         Must be willing to remove facial hair so that a respirator/face mask can seal properly

·         Must be willing and able to perform fire-fighting duties

·         Must be willing and able to work outside in all weather conditions

·         Take and successfully pass the City & Guilds Level 2 Certificate in Process Technology.  Coursework will be carried out in your own time but all course fees will be paid for by the Company. 

The Humber Refinery is located on the east coast of England in North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom, approximately 180 miles north of London. Humber’s facilities include crude distilling, naphtha reforming, fluid catalytic cracking, hydrodesulfurization, thermal cracking and delayed coking units. The refinery has two coking units with associated calcining plants, which produce high-value graphite and anode petroleum cokes. It processes crude oil supplied primarily from the North Sea and includes light, low- and medium-sulfur and acidic crude oil. Humber produces a high percentage of transportation fuels. It is the only coking refinery in the United Kingdom, and a major producer of specialty graphite cokes and anode coke. Approximately 70 percent of the light oils produced by the refinery are distributed to customers in the United Kingdom by pipeline, rail car and truck, while the other products are exported to the rest of Europe, West Africa and the United States.

Company Overview:

Phillips 66 is a diversified energy manufacturing and logistics company. With a portfolio of Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses, the company processes, transports, stores and markets fuels and products globally. Phillips 66 Partners, the company’s master limited partnership, is integral to the portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, the company has 14,300 employees committed to safety and operating excellence. Phillips 66 had $58 billion of assets as of March 31, 2019. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @Phillips66Co.

To be considered:

In order to be considered for this position you must complete the entire application process, which includes answering all pre-screening questions and providing your eSignature on or before the requisition closing date of 22nd August, 2019.

To apply please visit our website at  Click on ‘Find Jobs’, Filter by ‘Country’ and select ‘United Kingdom’.  Click on the job title and ‘Apply Now’


Marine training giant Maersk believes its emerging Humber facility has the potential to become a centre of training excellence for offshore wind.

The Danish giant has followed fellow national exports from oil and gas into renewable energy, and has arrived on the South Humber Bank as the sector hits critical mass.

It has replaced AIS at Catch in Stallingborough, with plans to significantly expand on the facilities there, building on a presence in Newcastle and Aberdeen.

John Abate, UK managing director, said: “I genuinely believe the location of the Humber, with all the investment, means there is no reason why we cannot be a main facility.

Training up: Maersk will help people gain the qualifications to enter the burgeoning offshore wind industry.
Training up: Maersk will help people gain the qualifications to enter the burgeoning offshore wind industry.

“We can set up a wind training institute of excellence here. The facilities lend themselves to it, the area lends itself to it, and we are keen to work with local companies. We are not ‘big Maersk coming in to dominate’. We do lots to support good causes and other operations.”

Already welcomed by Orsted as its main provider of offshore safety training, it is leading the green energy charge from Grimsby, with Hornsea One emerging as the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

Hornsea Two will follow, and potentially two more phases , building on more than 2GW already installed. Innogy, with Triton Knoll, has also committed to Royal Dock with works underway on the base .

Mr Abate, who has been with Maersk for five years, said: “We have been looking to come into the area for some time, then to come to Catch has been a really good opportunity.

Maersk's Newcastle facility.
Maersk’s Newcastle facility. (Image: Newcastle Chronicle)

“It is an amazing opportunity in fact, from the point of view when going to a new area, you don’t want to commit too much capital until you know how it will operate and what it is like.

“To have serviced offices and all the infrastructure is brilliant.”

It will deliver all five modules of the GWO Basic Safety Training (BST), GWO Basic Technical Training (BTT), GWO Enhanced First Aid and GWO Blade Repair with GWO Advanced Rescue Training to follow.

Several other courses will also be offered, with potential to expand further both in and allied to renewables.

The Catch facility at Stallingborough, with the now built Hughes Building as an artist's impression.
The Catch facility at Stallingborough, with the now built Hughes Building as an artist’s impression. (Image: Grimsby Telegraph)

“When we announced our arrival in April our desire was to use the summer period – which is quieter because technicians are out there working – to fit out,” Mr Abate said. “We have run a couple of courses to demonstrate it is easily deliverable. We see this area as twice the size of Aberdeen for renewables. We had Newcastle, but started in Aberdeen two years ago, and that is growing at a rate of 100 per cent, with seven courses a month, at a maximum of 12 delegates per course.

“We know how busy it is here, looking at the size of the market , the wind farms, everything is three or four times the size.  I would be disappointed if we don’t have the same number of courses in Aberdeen. We have the business-to-business connections, and we feel we have demonstrated we can do it.”

The sea survival element of a course is to be delivered with Hota at Hull, where a dedicated pool and rig to simulate a submerging helicopter is well established.

On site at the Kiln Lane beacon training facility, and the workshop is going to be partitioned and vented to manage blade repair, with the hub – a large-scale build to emulate a nacelle – also arriving shortly.

A mobile solution spread over six containers has been used, but is described as a “smaller format training facility” to what will be a permanent addition.

Between 10 and 15 jobs will have been created when fully up and running, with a team of 20 specialist contractors also in place to call upon. “We use them regularly and it would be nice to build up expertise here as well,” Mr Abate said.

Newcastle was established 15 years ago, with renewables approaching a first decade of delivery, with the location close to the Blyth tes site.

“That was a first of its kind, but we see more than we can do here in renewables and outside.   We are mindful of what other people do on site, but I don’t see that much overlap. We have connections through oil and gas processing, and we see links into crisis management and emergency response training, bringing that into renewables. There are human factors too, crew resources – people skills training – all about getting more out of a team, and how you interact under pressure.”

David Laister, business editor – Business Live


A practical conference to explore through life development in the chemical & process industries.

Date: 10th October 2019
Time: 9:30 – 15:30
Lunch and refreshments are included
Venue: The University of Bradford
Cost: Free

To book your free place simply complete the form below:

This unique event is led by our employer networks, who will share best practice and case studies with you.

Attend to gain insight into:
Employer schools engagement programme
Higher education programmes for industry
Employee up-skilling for technicians and operators
Apprenticeship programmes available for chemical industry and supply chain

09:30 Registration
10:30 Welcome – David Talbot, CEO CATCH
10:45 Keynote: Employment and Skills Board, Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP)
11:15 Engaging Young People – NuGeneration Team, Nufarm
11:40 Working with Industry- Alex Burnham, Principal, UTC Leeds
12:00 Apprentice Journey – Ian Nunn, Syngenta
12:30 Lunch, networking
13:30 Industrial relations with the University – Tom Swift, The University of Bradford
13:45 Working with the University of Bradford
14:00 Apprenticeships and upskilling programmes for the Chemical industry – James McIntosh, CATCH Skills
14:30 Q&A panel – All speakers
15:30 Close

This event is sponsored by:


07.45 – 9.30am on 26 July at ergo

Each month Aura at the University of Hull will be hosting a free, bite-sized breakfast event to keep you up to date on emerging green energy solutions, product developments and innovations that are making a fundamental impact on businesses today.

And, you’ll also have chance to network with like-minded businesses, plus, enjoy a free breakfast on us.

The next event is on Friday 26 July where you can find out about ‘What it means to be Green’. Join the discussion and discover why business are going green and the positive impact you can make for your organisation and the planet. Discover steps you can take to go green and hear from SMEs in the Humber region who have already made successful changes to stay ahead of the curve.

Bookings can be made here


Key industry led membership organisation CATCH, welcomed over 90 delegates to its facility in Stallingborough to discuss the latest developments in Process Safety Leadership.

The sold out conference, which had support from numerous industry sponsors, aimed to enable companies to network, share best practice and provide solutions to challenges that companies could take away and implement in their own workplaces.

Commenting on the day, Katie Hedges, Head of Membership at CATCH said, “This conference is born from our Major Hazards Member Network, the network is a forum for safety leaders to collaborate and learn from each other across the process industries.  This group is led by our industry chair, which means that the network is always relevant and provides significant support to those who attend”.

The conference highlighted the COMAH Competent Authorities (CA) year of Process Safety Leadership, which aims to ensure that a strong focus is placed on those in senior positions.  Recommending that major hazards are at the core of a clear and concise business strategy, starting from board level.  Delegates were advised to “look for the bad news” and to ask questions such as “what assures you that everything is alright?”.

Furthermore, the Organisation Safety Culture ought to be the fundamental basis of any process safety strategy, starting from the top.  Ensuring that those in charge have the enthusiasm and consistency for understanding and communicating how process safety principals of major hazards are managed. Another principal consideration should be benchmarking, continually reviewing how you are performing against your set standards.

After all, Process Safety is integral to the reputation of the chemical & process industries and vital in protecting the people and the environment.

The next Major Hazard network for client members is on 7 November.  Please contact Katie Hedges for further information.

Many thanks to all our sponsors for their support








The Humber LEP is working with partners on a new plan the region – a Humber Industrial Strategy.  This will build on our established strengths and the momentum that our region has started, and also look to new opportunities we have open to us.

The strategy was launched on 5 June 2019. The LEP are now working with Government to accelerate the completion of our industrial strategy by the end of September 2019.

You can also contact us to feed in your views and evidence, including responding to the consultation on our prospectus.

Exec summary

Full prospectus

The LEP are inviting comments from businesses, individuals and other organisations on the proposed priorities until 31 July. Consultation questions and details of how to respond are included in the full version of the prospectus above. A survey will be published here shortly, but in the meantime you can contact us directly with your comments on the consultation questions:

1. Have we identified the right focus for the Humber industrial strategy?
2. Is decarbonisation the Humber’s biggest challenge and opportunity?
3. What is the most important thing our industrial strategy should focus upon?
4. Are the sectors outlined in the prospectus the ones that will drive our future prosperity, and have we
correctly identified their strengths and opportunities?
5. Do you agree that we should focus our industrial strategy on the key sectors that differentiate the
Humber from other places?
6. Are the Humber’s economic challenges and opportunities clear? Have we missed anything?
7. What assets or capabilities do you think are important to the Humber’s economic competitiveness?
8. How can we ensure all residents can access opportunities?
9. What support do you think is needed to grow the Humber economy?
10. How could we increase innovation in the Humber?
11. What practical steps are required to better support businesses in the Humber?
12. How could you, or your organisation, contribute to delivering an ambitious Humber industrial
13. Is there anything else you would like to tell us about the development of the Humber industrial

You can also view the evidence base that supports the prospectus.


Date: Thursday, 18th July 2019
Time: 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Venue: Phillips 66 Humber Refinery, Eastfield Road, South Killingholme, North Lincolnshire DN40 3DW

Chemical innovation is right for regional success
Bondholders are invite CATCH members to join them at the world-renowned Phillips 66 Humber Refinery on the evening of Thursday 18th July for an event focused on the region’s innovative and evolving chemical sector.

Phillips 66 Humber Refinery is a plant that covers more than 500 acres and in recent years has benefitted from investment in excess of £1bn.

During the event Bondholders will hear from speakers including:

Darren Cunningham, Lead Executive UK & General Manager Humber Refinery, Phillips 66
Phillips 66 is building its reputation as a refinery of the future, with thanks to continuous investment, innovation and exploration of new markets. Innovation at Phillips 66 includes the Humber Refinery’s fluid catalytic cracking unit/thermal cracking/coking configuration, the most complex in the UK, and the countries only coke producing refinery.

Since 2013 Phillips 66 has built up sales of high-grade synthetic graphite to supply electric battery manufacturers in China, initially for smartphones and now for electric vehicles.

Phillips 66 regularly engage with the government and various regulatory bodies, to understand how they can play a part in developing an electric vehicle supply chain in the UK, as part of the Government’s recently published Industrial Strategy.

Paul Clegg, Chief Executive at Accsys Technologies PLC, Tricoya
Tricoya Technologies, a consortium including parent group Accsys Technologies and BP, have constructed the world’s first Tricoya wood chip plant here in the region. The £58m Tricoya wood chip acetylation plant at Saltend Chemicals Park, will manufacture acetylated wood chips, used to make durable MDF panels for external use that will revolutionise the construction industry.

Following the event discussions, there will be an opportunity for a tour to visit the Refinery Central Control Room. Due to the limited places available we ask you to please confirm you place on the tour when confirming your attendance at the event and places will be issued on a first come first served basis.

To register please email


5th, 6th & 7th November 2019 at the BONUS ARENA, HULL

• Keynote political, business & academic speakers
• Panel discussions, seminar & break-out sessions
• 1,000+ delegates from across the sector
• 100+ exhibitors from across the North of England & beyond
• Investors, B2B networking & showcasing innovative technologies

The first week of November will see Hull hosting this major event focusing on energy, decarbonisation, transition and clean growth in the North of England.  Expected to draw over a thousand attendees, the event will showcase the North’s successes and aspirations; debate the hot topics for policy makers; consider future technologies and ground-breaking research; assess the economic environment for businesses of all sizes and their workforces; and illustrate the case for inward investment across these regions.  Further information on agendas, speakers and formats will be circulated soon, but please put these dates in your diary and spread the word!  The event will also feature a large exhibition area as well as break-out meetings and social events. If you are an organisation that would be interested in taking an exhibition space, being a headline partner, sponsoring part of the event, or ensuring that your marketing is seen by attendees and invitees, please contact



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