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Location Name: Kenai, AK 
Job/Requisition ID: 54210
Education Level: Bachelor's Required 
Relevant Experience Level: Senior (11+ Years) 
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time 
Employee Subgroup: Salaried Exempt



Provides instrumentation engineering support to ensure safe, compliant, reliable and efficient operation of refinery assets. Serves as refinery’s technical expert on instrumentation and related systems.


Key Responsibilities


  • Provides instrumentation engineering support.  Provides specifications and installation guidelines for instruments and instrumentation systems ensuring compliance with established engineering standards. Performs primary and end element sizing, selection, and specification of field instrumentation including control valve sizing, pressure and temperature indication vibration analysis, orifice calculations, etc.  Provides input into P&ID (piping and instrumentation diagrams) to reflect field changes.
  • Troubleshoots instrumentation systems.   Collaborates with Maintenance on assessment, design and implementation of preventive and predictive maintenance programs and reliability improvement programs for instrumentation.  Supervises loop checks prior to commissioning.  
  • Serves as refinery’s technical authority on instrumentation in gated Front-End Loading process for capital projects.  Conducts technical reviews of vendor/contractor instrumentation design to ensure compliance with project specifications and applicable standards and codes.  Provides input into work scope development. Prepares cost and resource estimates.  Evaluates bids.  Performs cost/benefits analysis for technical solutions. Provides technical specifications to Procurement for sourcing/requisition activities.   Serves as project engineer responsible for scope, schedule, and cost on small to medium sized instrumentation projects. Responsible for contractor selection and oversight of field execution for projects assigned.  
  • Mentors instrumentation and electrical technicians in technologies and work practices. Provides instrumentation training to refinery personnel.  Documents and maintains reliability databases for instrumentation assets.
  • May work extended hours including nights and weekends, in process operations environment and during periods of inclement weather. Accesses areas of refinery requiring use of stairs and/or ladders to inspect critical process equipment. Responds to upset conditions during off-hours.


Experience and Education


  • Minimum undergraduate degree in engineering required. Electrical Engineer strongly preferred.
  • Minimum 10 years’ instrumentation engineering experience in a refinery, chemical plant, or similar industry typically required.


**This position is part of an Engineering Technical Ladder with multiple levels. The successful candidate will be placed at a level commensurate with experience and qualifications.**


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: Eng and Const; Ref, Terminals, Pipeline
Travel Expected: Up to 10% 

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.

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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: Alaska
Nearest Secondary Market: Anchorage

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