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Location Name: MWLS West Union WV
Location Address: 218 Swisher Lane, West Union, WV, United States (US), 26456
Education Level: Associates Required
Relevant Experience Level: Mid Career (4-10 Years)
Driver's License Required: Yes
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Hourly Non-Exempt
Shift: First Shift


The Corrosion Technician is responsible for all facets of field executed corrosion prevention duties including cathodic protection, internal corrosion control, atmospheric corrosion control, protective coating and linings, materials selection and design/project support.

• Ensuring the integrity of the pipeline system through standard industry utilized corrosion prevention techniques
• Must be fluent in 49CFR 192 and 195
• Ensuring the integrity of cryogenic, fractionator, and compressor facilities
• Ensuring compliance with all Company policies and/or procedures associated with pipeline integrity/corrosion control including Operator Qualification requirements
• Maintaining compliance with all guidelines set forth by regulatory agencies that govern pipeline corrosion control related activities
• Designing, installing and maintaining corrosion control systems for all assigned Company assets
• Conducting annual cathodic protection surveys and maintaining the appropriate records/documentation
• Performing and/or coordinating bi-monthly rectifier and critical bond inspections and maintain the appropriate records/documentation
• Performing stray current interference tests and correcting identified interference issues.
• Directing and inspecting new cathodic protection system installations
• Performing in-depth tests and analysis of areas with pipe to soil potentials that do not meet established criteria
• Performing pipeline-coating tests and inspecting coating applications
• Prepare and submit, in a timely manner, records for all surveys, tests, work progress reports or other corrosion related documentation
• Monitoring, documenting and coordinating treatment for internal corrosion.
• Performing corrosion defect assessments
• Actively support all corrosion control related activities associated with maintenance and new construction projects
• Assist with the preparation of job plans, negotiating contracts, budgeting and forecasting costs associated with corrosion control activities
• Communicating and working well with local Operations and Maintenance groups and other Corrosion Prevention/Pipeline Integrity personnel and management

The above statements reflect the general duties considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the position identified and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent to this position.


Contractors and other associated service providers as required.


• High School diploma or GED is required
• Must hold a valid Driver License and have an excellent driving record
• Must be able to pass a DOT physical, drug test and background check
• Must be willing to work 12 hour shifts including nights, weekends and holidays
• Applicants must be professional, have a positive attitude and be a team player
• Five years of corrosion control related experience is required
• NACE Corrosion Technician certification is required
• Associates of Applied Science degree with additional or higher levels of NACE certification and corrosion control related experience is preferred
• Strong initiative and excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, changing environment with strong analytical and time management skills
• Competent knowledge in all facets of corrosion control with in depth understanding of corrosion mechanisms and mitigation techniques
• Competent computer skills including Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, etc.), corrosion database software and associated field computers
• Competent electrical knowledge including AC, DC and electrochemical theory
• Competent knowledge of pipeline operations and the characteristics of products transported by pipeline
• Able to proficiently utilize corrosion related testing equipment including, but not limited to multi-meters, reference electrodes, current interrupters, pipe and cable locators, chart recorders and data loggers


Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms, and taste or smell. The employee frequently is required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Working Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions and with flammable liquids. The employee frequently works in high, precarious places and exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, acidic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Materials and Equipment Used:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will regularly use hand tools, computers, phone, fax, copier, map printer/plotter and analytical electronic devices, buried pipe line locators and operate a motor vehicle.


About Marathon Petroleum Corporation

Headquartered in Findlay, Ohio, Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), together with its subsidiaries, including Marathon Petroleum Company LP and Speedway LLC, is one of the largest petroleum product refiners, marketers and transporters in the United States.

MPC is the nation’s third-largest refiner and the largest refiner in the Midwest. MPC’s refining, marketing and transportation operations are concentrated primarily in the Midwest, Northeast, East Coast, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions of the U.S.

MPC operations are strategically located to serve major markets. They include a seven-plant refining network, a comprehensive terminal and transportation system, and extensive wholesale and retail marketing operations. This includes both the Marathon brand and MPC’s wholly-owned retail marketing subsidiary, Speedway LLC, the nation’s second-largest chain of company-owned and -operated retail gasoline and convenience stores.


Job Function: MarkWest
Travel Expected: Up to 25%


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Marathon Petroleum Company LP (“MPC”) is an equal employment opportunity employer.  All applicants will be considered without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, veteran status or other legally protected status.

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