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Location Name: Anacortes, WA 
Job/Requisition ID: 54990
Location Address: 10200 West March Point Rd, Anacortes, WA, United States (US), 98221
Education Level: Bachelor's Required 
Relevant Experience Level: Senior (11+ Years) 
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Salaried Exempt



Overall, the position entails managing rotating equipment reliability at the Marathon Refinery in Anacortes, Washington. This includes budgeting for planned equipment replacements, troubleshooting existing issues, implementing new solutions and creating new reliability programs targeting longer run-times, higher MTBF and safer operations. The position requires a large amount of team work, collaborating and interfacing with all departments of both the refinery, as well as various corporate entities.



Listed below are the main responsibilities of the Rotating Equipment Reliability Engineering position:

  • Responsible to site-leadership as the machinery and rotating equipment SME for Anacortes; troubleshoots operational equipment problems related to all machinery and rotating equipment. 
  • Works collaboratively with multiple disciplines to analyze rotating equipment failure trends, conducts detailed root cause analysis; recommends and implements appropriate corrective action to maximize equipment availability and reliability.
  • Develops and maintains site “Bad Actor” list for refinery to identify assets which impact production/reliability.  Identifies and implements appropriate corrective action.
  • Designs rotating equipment improvement strategies to effectively close gaps and ensure alignment with long-term operational objectives, corporate specifications and conformity with industry standards and best practices.
  • Provide technical assistance/troubleshooting assistance in resolving rotating equipment design, operation and maintenance problems; contact internal and external experts as required
  • Utilize reliability tools such as failure evaluations, Root Cause Analysis and cost analysis to improve reliability of rotating equipment systems.
  • Write recommendations for equipment upgrades including financial justification (life cycle cost analysis) and assist in project development.
  • Develop and review turnaround work lists and scopes for critical equipment.
  • Lead multi-department investigation teams to solve recurring rotating equipment failures.
  • Provide leadership and decision-making skills during turnarounds and unplanned equipment outages regarding repair solutions.
  • Provide technical expertise and support to capital project development
  • Display a commitment to training and continuous improvement through innovation and mentoring of junior engineers
  • Periodically review of rotating equipment corporate specifications for potential improvement based on industry and site-specific experience



  • Help establish equipment monitoring plans and control limits.
  • Conduct post-audits to measure the effectiveness of significant reliability related projects and activities.
  • Develop cost justification for reliability improvement projects.
  • Support multiple Area Teams
  • Champion Management of Change for maintenance driven changes.
  • Ensure equipment repairs meet or exceed OEM specifications.


Experience and Education

  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering or similar engineering discipline
  • At least 10 years of experience with machinery and/or rotating equipment in a petroleum in the refining or petrochemical environment required
  • Experience in vibration analysis, preventative maintenance programs and RCA
  • Strong interpersonal leadership and collaboration skills essential
  • Effective communication skills as this position will be required to mentor and build consensus throughout refinery.
  • Experience with reciprocating/centrifugal compressors, special purpose condensing turbines, and System 1 is a plus.
  • Formal training in vibration analysis (Level 2 Analyst) and MLT (mechanical lubrication technician Level 1) is a plus




About Marathon Petroleum Corporation



Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) is a large-scale geographically-diversified and highly -integrated refining, marketing and midstream company. MPC is the nation's largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of more than 3 million barrels per calendar day in its 16-refinery system. MPC's high-quality, nationwide retail and marketing business includes approximately 3,900 company-owned and -operated stores and 7,800 branded locations. MPC owns the general partners of MPLX LP and Andeavor Logistics LP, two strong, customer-focused midstream master limited partnerships.

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