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Location Name: Phoenix, AZ 
Location Address: 10 S 51st Ave, Phoenix, AZ, United States (US), 85043
Job/Requisition ID: 54276
Education Level: High School Diploma/GED Desired
Relevant Experience Level: Entry Level (1-3 Years)
Driver's License Required: [[req_license]]
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Hourly Non-Exempt
Shift: [[req_shift]]


Job Summary:

Liquid asphalt laboratory technician conducts qualitative and quantitative chemical and physical testing analyses for quality or process control and/or development new products. Provides technical support to operations, while ensuring a safe, efficient work environment, with the timely production, blending and shipping of products. This job involves shift work, overtime, and working as a team.


Principal Accountabilities:



- Performs testing on asphalt cements, emulsions and cutbacks.

- Prepares standards, calibrates, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs instruments.

- Prepares chemical reagents needed to perform routine testing

- Performs special tests as required

- Performs shipping of hazardous and non-hazardous material when qualified

- Keeps records for QA/QC data validation.

- Performs special projects as assigned by Technical group, Operations or Laboratory Manager.

- Trains Laboratory Technicians in the use of instruments/new methods. Performs other duties as assigned.

- Performs daily checks to equipments to ensure the quality assurance system of the lab

- Responsible for making hand blends to perform routine testing

- Responsible for reporting data with accuracy and precision

Knowledge and Skills:

- Liquid asphalt testing experience

- Performance Grade asphalt and conventional asphalt testing experience.

- Emulsion products testing experience

- Formulation development

- AMRL Lab Certification experience

- National Binder Technician Certification. preferred

- Bachelor's degree. preferred.

- One year of laboratory testing experience required.

- Ability to maintain, calibrate, troubleshoot, and perform routine repair/maintenance.

- Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

- Ability to use work stations and computers as required.

- Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.

- Must be able to work with mathematical concepts and solve practical problems.

- Ability to communicate easily with a wide variety of audiences including management as well as external vendors.

- Ability to communicate well in person, over the phone and through E-mail.

- Demonstrates strong customer service skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving.


Physical Demands :


  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • The employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use computer keyboards and documents. The employee is required to frequently walk distances of up to ¼ mile. The employee is occasionally required to reach overhead, stoop and bend at the waist
  • The employee is required to lift up to 55 pounds (fire extinguisher) and push and carry 50 pounds from the floor to knuckle level.
  • Must comply with OSHA Respiratory Protection guidelines and the company respiratory protection program which includes a medical evaluation and fit test to determine the ability to wear a respirator. Must be able to don appropriate respiratory equipment to protect the employee whenever respirators are required




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.


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



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 or creed, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, national origin or ancestry, genetic information, military or veteran status, marital or parental status, citizen or immigration status 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.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process at Marathon Petroleum Company LP, please contact our Human Resources Department at Please specify the reasonable accommodation you are requesting, along with the job posting number in which you may be interested.  A Human Resources representative will review your request and contact you to discuss a reasonable accommodation.

Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Veteran / Disability

Nearest Major Market: Phoenix

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