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Location Name: Texas City, TX 
Job/Requisition ID: [[id]]
Location Address: 2401 5th Avenue South, Texas City, TX, United States (US), 77590
Education Level: Bachelor's Required 
Relevant Experience Level: Mid Career (4-10 Years) 
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Salaried Exempt


Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC) Galveston Bay Refinery currently has a vacancy for an Instrument / Control Engineer in the Major Projects Department.



The Instrument Engineer will be responsible for supporting major projects ($100+ million per project) from early conceptual through project completion. The Instrument Engineer will report to the Instrument Engineering Supervisor and have responsibility for coordinating and provided instrumentation support to define overall project instrumentation needs and scope.   Projects will range in size from $100 million to $1 billion and will include both Capital and Expense work.


The successful candidate will be a highly motivated, team-oriented individual that has experience with project work and refinery or petrochemical applications that include process measurement and control, safety instrumented system (SIS) design, electrical area classification, management of change (MOC) processes, and industry standards (NFPA, ISA, IEEE, NEMA, API, etc.).  The position requires the ability to interface with project teams and all departments at the Galveston Bay Refinery.



  • Manage multiple projects and assignments in a timely, safe, and cost-effective manner.
  • Provide direction and oversight to engineering contractors.
  • Participate in P&ID development and instrumentation specification register in Conceptual & Feasibility stages for assigned projects.
  • Review and approval of design drawings, DCS/PLC/SIS cabinet design, construction work packages, instrument and control specifications, control narratives, and cause and effect diagrams.
  • Coordination of input from stakeholders.
  • Participation in P&ID development, technical reviews, 3D model reviews,
  • Oversight of engineering firms and equipment suppliers during the Definition and Implementation phases for assigned projects.
  • Ensures assigned projects comply with all applicable MPC and industry standards and recommendations throughout all phases of the project, e.g. NEC, IEEE, ANSI, NFPA, API, NEMA, etc.
  • Participate in management of change (MOC) reviews for applicable projects.
  • Manage the Instrument project scope, cost, and schedule to ensure projects are delivered on time on budget, and according to Marathon specifications and standards.  
  • Lead the effort in determining preventative maintenance schedules and procedures,  setup of spare parts, arrange and provide required training for new instrumentation installed on assigned projects.
  • Support construction and commissioning of assigned projects.
  • Review and/or approve proposed changes to instrument process safety information (PSI) documents.


Minimum (Required) Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or above) in Electrical Engineering or Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution required.
  • Must be authorized to work in the US on a full-time indefinite basis without the need for employment visa sponsorship now or in the future.
  • A valid driver's license is required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience with refining or petrochemical or other equivalent manufacturing industry instrument / control systems and applications.
  • Knowledgeable of Smart Plant Instrument (SPI) / Intools
  • Knowledgeable of Flow/Level/Temperature/Pressure Meter sizing & selection, Control Valve sizing & selection.




About Marathon Petroleum Corporation



Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) 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. MPC's marketing system includes branded locations across the United States, including Marathon brand retail outlets. Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates retail convenience stores across the United States. MPC also owns the general partner and majority limited partner interests in two midstream companies, MPLX LP and Andeavor Logistics LP, which own and operate gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.

Travel Expected: Up to 25%



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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Nearest Major Market: Galveston
Nearest Secondary Market: Houston

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