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Laboratory Technician

Company: Marathon Petroleum
Location: Evans City
Posted on: September 15, 2023

Job Description:

An exciting career awaits you

At MPC, we're committed to being a great place to work - one that welcomes new ideas, encourages diverse perspectives, develops our people, and fosters a collaborative team environment.

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This position is responsible for the sampling, testing, and releasing of commercial hydrocarbon products such as ethane, propane, normal butane, isobutane, and natural gasoline. Job responsibilities also include testing of in-process stream samples that help monitor process conditions, among others. Some of these duties also include analytical instrumentation assessment of fit-for-purpose, basic instrument troubleshooting, maintenance, and calibrations. This role consists of 12-hour rotating shifts on a Dupont schedule. Shift rotation will include working nights and may also include holidays. Coverage for unscheduled absences and vacation is also required.


  • Sets up and operates laboratory instruments to perform standardized testing in accordance with industry and internal standard operating procedures (SOPs).
  • Conducts sampling in most weather conditions. Receives samples from outside organizations. Logs samples upon arrival to the lab and conditions them for testing.
  • Conducts required certification analysis for all products per ASTM, EPA, and GPA guidelines. Documents all test results.
  • Prepares and issues certificate of analysis (CoA) in accordance with established standards.
  • Conducts maintenance on laboratory testing and sampling equipment
  • Cleans and sterilizes laboratory testing and sampling equipment.
  • C onducts instrument validation to ensure accuracy, precision, and reliability.
  • Maintains inventory of chromatographic gases, standards, and consumables.
  • Complies with laboratory's safety plan (LSP) and MPLX quality

    • High school diploma or GED required
    • Must hold a valid Driver License with excellent driving record
    • Must be able to pass drug test and background check
    • Must be able to work 12-hour shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays

      • Calibration : Develops ability to perform calibration on instruments with accuracy and precision in accordance with established procedures. Aware of environmental factors such as temperature, vibration, noise affecting calibration.
      • Chromatography Fundamentals : Develops working knowledge of underlying principles of the chromatographic process, mechanisms that result in chromatographic separation, analytical techniques used to determine composition of natural gas and calculate its energy content.
      • Data Quality : Develops understanding of criticality of data integrity to hydrocarbon measurement. Able to apply validation methods to ensure accuracy and precision of measurement data for operational use such as operations, gas accounting, custody transfer
      • Equipment Maintenance : Develops knowledge of and ability to perform asset-specific preventative and predictive maintenance to assure equipment operation at acceptable performance levels.
      • Laboratory Industry Standards : Develops knowledge of and practical experience with industry standards for hydrocarbon sampling and testing from American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), American Gas Association (AGA), GPA Midstream Association and related organizations
      • Natural Gas Composition : Develops knowledge of natural gas components, their chemical composition and effects of temperature and pressure.
      • Quality Control Analysis : Develops knowledge of the principles, methods, and tools of quality assurance and quality control used to ensure a product fulfills functional requirements and standards.

        As an energy industry leader, our career opportunities fuel personal and professional growth.


        Evans City, Pennsylvania
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        Location Address:

        440 Hartmann Rd

        Employee Group:

        Full time
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        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 .

        If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process at Marathon Petroleum 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. Marathon Petroleum offers a total rewards program which includes, but is not limited to, access to health, vision, and dental insurance, paid time off, 401k matching program, paid parental leave, and educational reimbursement. Detailed benefit information is available at .The hired candidate will also be eligible for a discretionary company-sponsored annual bonus program.

        Equal Opportunity Employer: Veteran / Disability

Keywords: Marathon Petroleum, Pittsburgh , Laboratory Technician, Professions , Evans City, Pennsylvania

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