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Location Name: MPC Detroit MI Refinery
Location Address: 1300 South Fort Street, Detroit, MI, United States (US), 48217
Education Level: Bachelor's Required
Relevant Experience Level: Entry Level (1-3 Years)
Driver's License Required: Yes
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Hourly Non-Exempt
Shift: Third Shift

This position is a  “straight midnight shift," and will rotate the work days/days off weekly and include weekends.


Responsibilites include but are not limited to:

  • Analyze process samples and final products in a timely manner in order to accommodate the needs of the refinery.

  • Verify all data before reporting information to ensure the quality of this data.

  • Coordinate sample testing with other technicians in order to improve turnaround time for reporting all data.

  • Prioritize work based on the needs of the refinery.

  • Perform special testing projects, i.e. EPA composites, round robins, bench blends, etc. on an as-needed basis.

  • Deliver routine supplies to, and gather collected samples from, process units in a timely manner to provide efficient turnaround of results.

  • Ensure functionality of equipment by checking SQC’s and periodic calibration and maintenance.

  • Observe expiration dates, low reagent volumes, gas cylinder pressures, etc. to ensure adequate resources are available for all testing.

  • Perform routine maintenance and troubleshooting for instrumentation to achieve maximum equipment availability.

  • Maintain and update laboratory supply inventory to ensure continuity and safety of work.

  • Explain verbally to relief all relevant information about the refinery, i.e. unit specifications and upsets, off-spec results, samples in progress and instrument problems, etc.

  • Review log book at start of shift and sign-off at end of shift by adding pertinent information.

  • Record test information into logbooks, enter final results into BLISS and approve Certificates of Analysis (C of A’s), as required.

  • Report missing samples, problems, environmental concerns and off-spec results (when needed) to appropriate complex operators and/or foreman.

  • Receive and conduct on-the-job training (OJT) to perform analytical techniques and methods for improving lab capability.

  • Maintain corporate standards by completing computer-based training (CBT).

  • Improve proficiency by reading analytical methods, adopting procedural updates, and reviewing instrument manuals and technical journals to meet personal, team and company objectives.

  • Participate in relevant training events to increase personal development.

  • Maintain a clean work environment to promote health, safety, and work efficiency in the lab.

  • Place hazardous material in proper waste containers and store all retained samples according to Basic Practice procedures.

  • Transfer hazardous waste and empty solvent and reference fuel drums to the warehouse for proper disposal.

  • At least 20 hours of Chemistry related coursework is required.


About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

MPC is the nation's fourth-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.7 million barrels per calendar day in its seven-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,500 independently owned retail outlets across 19 states. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's second-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 2,750 convenience stores in 22 states. MPC also owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 8,300 miles of pipeline. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network in the Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions. For additional information about the company, please visit our website at


Job Function: Ref, Terminals, Pipeline
Travel Expected: None


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