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Location Name: Carlsbad, NM 
Job/Requisition ID: [[id]] 
Location Address: 5217 Sierra Vista, Carlsbad, NM, United States (US), 88220
Education Level: Bachelor's Desired 
Relevant Experience Level: Mid Career (4-10 Years) 
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Salaried Exempt



The IT Specialist is part of a team that supports and maintains the Operational Technology systems located at our processing plants and field locations. This position will have a level of responsibility for all Midstream facilities, requiring travel between sites regularly. The IT Specialist will have primary responsibility for all Operational Technology systems and network topology. Functioning as the main contact for Operational Technology, this position will work closely with Facilities Operations employees, project managers, and Corporate IT staff to maintain the expected reliability of OT systems.



  • Function as smart hands and eyes to assist with the administration and troubleshooting of Windows servers, the local area networks, and components, including activities such as sizing\installing\troubleshooting network equipment and server hardware, applying Microsoft patches, updating anti-virus, security changes, and more
  • Collaborate with others in the Midstream IT organization and recommend opportunities for network enhancements and other solutions to increase operational efficiency
  • Collaborate with others, as an escalated level of support, to resolve major underlying technology issues which arise within a project or a product as needed. Identify opportunities to make significant changes to eliminate outages, reduce waste, improve process and execution efficiencies, and improve communication across the organization.
  • Collaborate with others to identify areas of opportunity for cost savings and improvement through integration, automation, and enhanced business capabilities
  • Maintain appropriate controls, documentation, process, and business recovery plans for the plant sites, local area networks, and other computer systems. Maintain other technical specifications to ensure compliance with corporate standards and procedures
  • Perform regular reviews of procedures and audit controls to align with internal policies and standards, remediating identified gaps
  • Build strong relationships with plant operators and managers
  • Support the corporate culture by personal involvement in activities to enhance performance in Health, Environment, Safety & Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Act as a mentor and provide training to both internal and external support staff when necessary
  • Coordinate and manage special projects, including mergers, acquisitions/divestitures, new site builds, and moves
  • Assist with obtaining quotes and ordering equipment as needed
  • Up to 50% travel for fieldwork as needed
  • Perform other duties as required



  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, related field, or equivalent experience
  • Five or more years of experience in an information technology role required, with two or more years’ experience working in an Oil/Gas Operations Environment preferred 
  • Previous experience as a help desk technician, computer technician, or IT support preferred
  • ITIL Foundation certification preferred



  • Experience installing and troubleshooting switches and routers
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • SCADA, DCS, understanding of Plant systems and operations are a plus
  • Ability to troubleshoot and resolve multiple issues
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize, and manage time efficiently



About Marathon Petroleum Corporation


Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation's largest refining system. MPC's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon brand retail outlets. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company that owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.

Travel Expected: Up to 50%


Marathon Petroleum Company LP is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition or AIDS/HIV status, ancestry, national origin, genetic information, military, veteran status, marital status, citizenship  or any other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.  If you would like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant, click here.

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