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Location Name: MWLS Orla TX
Location Address: P.O Box #78, Orla, TX, United States (US), 79770
Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Relevant Experience Level: Entry Level (Minimum 2 years experience) 
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Hourly Non-Exempt



The Board Operator will provide constant monitoring of instrument control panel and adjusts controls to regulate process variables (e.g., pressures, flow rates, temperatures, fluid levels) as necessary to maintain purity and operating efficiency within design operating parameters. Will monitor gauges, inspects product, troubleshoots as needed, and handles routine maintenance.



  • Provides constant monitoring of instrument control panel and adjusts controls to regulate process variables (e.g., pressures, flow rates, temperatures, fluid levels) as necessary to maintain purity and operating efficiency within design operating parameters
  • Oversees, reads, and maintains equipment controlling temperature and flow of product
  • Monitors gauges, inspects product, troubleshoots as needed, and handles routine maintenance
  • Records data from equipment readings
  • Upon qualification, issues and monitors safe work permits
  • Demonstrates working knowledge of Gas Plant Operator job
  • Operates within regulations of Process Safety Management (PSM) and environment permit requirements
  • Must meet Board Operator I qualifications within 18 months, through MPC certification program



  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 2+ Years Gas Plant or related field experience
  • Must hold a valid Driver License and meet company insurability requirements
  • Must be able to complete Health Questionnaire and pass drug test and background check
  • Must be able to work rotating shift 14 days on and 14 days off, 12-hour shifts, including nights, weekends, and holidays. If needed company housing is provided




  • Attention to Detail: Ability to be careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Communication Develops ability to communicate effectively verbally and non-verbally; writes as appropriate for audience needs and conveys information effectively and professionally to others.
  • Computer & Digital Literacy: Ability to access, manage, understand, integrate, communicate, evaluate, and create information safely and appropriately through digital devices and networked technologies.
  • Mechanical Aptitude: Ability to understand and apply mechanical concepts and principles such as, but not limited to, sounds, heat conduction, velocity, gravity, friction, pressure, kinetic and potential energy, etc. when working or using mechanical machinery.
  • Operation & Control: Understanding of how process controls and automation are used to operate equipment in process plant.
  • Operation Monitoring: Ability to watch gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Quality Control Analysis: Ability to conduct tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Safety Applies in difficult or complex situations, ability to recognize safety risks in operational activities and use appropriate measures to control and manage identified risks.
  • Safety Awareness: Ability to recognize and identify potential hazards. Evaluates changes in work environment with respect to impact on safety of self and others. Understands potential threats created by deviation from safety procedures and improper use of tools and equipment. Uses personal protection equipment. Uses tools and equipment in compliance with manuals and training. Calls attention to potential and actual hazardous conditions as they arise. Demonstrates knowledge of lockout/tag out procedures. Stops work if there are unsafe working conditions.
  • Systems Analysis Develops ability to determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.
  • Seeing:  Must be able to see to use hand and/or power tools.
  • Hearing:  Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with co-workers.
  • Talking:  Must be able to express and exchange ideas by means of spoken words.
  • Sitting:  Must be able to sit for limited periods of time.
  • Standing/Walking/Mobility:  Must be able to stand use hand and/or power tools.  Must maintain mobility to perform duties inside and outside of buildings. Major portions of the day may require this activity.
  • Bending/Reaching/Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling:  Must be able to bend, reach, or stoop to use hand and/or power tools. Major portions of the day require this activity.
  • Ability to read and understand technical instructions and procedures manuals.
  • Pass pre-employment DOT drug screen
  • Lifting/Pulling/Pushing:  Heavy physical effort up to 75 pounds and climb heights up to 60 feet, for portions of the day.
  • Manual Dexterity:  Major portions of daily work require application of manual skills involving motor coordination and finger dexterity.



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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Equal Opportunity Employer: Veteran / Disability

Supervisor: Jack Metcalf Sr
Division: MPLX-President's Staff (50746081)
Department: G&P-Operations (51243833)
Area: G&P-Operations-West Region (27001205)
Internal Posting End Date: 05/07/2021
Job Function: Ref, Terminals, Pipeline
Travel Expected: Up to 10%
Driver's License Required: Yes

Nearest Major Market: Midland

Job Segment: QC, Systems Analyst, Quality, Entry Level, Technology