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Location Name: Detroit, MI 
Location Address: 1001 S. Oakwood, Detroit, MI, United States (US), 48217
Job/Requisition ID: 61581
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.


About Marathon Petroleum Corporation


Marathon Petroleum Corporation is a leading, integrated, downstream energy company headquartered in Findlay, Ohio. The company operates the nation’s largest refining system with more than 3 million barrels per day of crude oil capacity across 16 refineries. Marathon Petroleum's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon branded outlets. Speedway LLC, a Marathon Petroleum subsidiary, owns and operates retail convenience stores across the United States. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company which owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.


Travel Expected: None



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