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Marathon Petroleum Corporation Refining Process Control Engineer in Detroit, Michigan

Location Name: Detroit, MI

Job/Requisition ID: 62927

Location Address: 1001 S. Oakwood, Detroit, MI, United States (US), 48217

Education Level: Bachelor's Required

Relevant Experience Level: Entry Level (1-3 Years)

Employee Group: Regular - Full Time

Employee Subgroup: Salaried Exempt


This position reports to the Process Controls Supervisor and supports process control activities, as a member of an operating team, within the Detroit Refinery.


  • Work with operations and process engineering to ensure safe/stable unit control by adjusting and applying tuning; managing stability, robustness, and performance of existing and new controls; and maintaining the HMI/Alarm interface and alarm database information.

  • Ensure new and existing control/alarm configurations comply with Detroit standards, best practices, and process safety and risk management principles.

  • Develop a working relationship with the operators and promptly address any questions or concerns about process control strategies, advanced control applications, and other DCS/SIS systems.

  • Enhance refinery economics by maintaining knowledge of Product Control Targets, economic drivers, and constraints limiting profitability. Maintain knowledge of future plans for changing operating conditions and equipment modifications.

  • When required, provide support to Capital and Expense projects associated with new or modified equipment and DCS obsolescence projects.

  • Act as a lead or participant in incident investigations and participate in the MOC process, including leading any controls driven changes.

  • Participate in 24/7 on-call support program, with current on-call assignment rotating weekly between process control group members, to provide immediate off-hours response when needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering required

  • Experience in process controls preferred.

  • Experience in refinery or chemical plants preferred.

  • Experience with Experion DCS preferred.


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. 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 interest in MPLX LP, a midstream company that owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.

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, 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 talentacquisition@marathonpetroleum.com . 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Veteran / Disability

Marathon Petroleum Company LP participates in the E-Verify program in some states in which it operates (including AL, AZ, GA, MS, NC, SC, TN, and UT). For more information before proceeding, please see details in English or Spanish . Right to Work Statement English or Spanish .

To view benefit information for Marathon Petroleum Corporation please visit mympcbenefits.com .

Nearest Major Market: Detroit

Job Segment: Controls Engineer, Process Engineer, Chemical Research, Engineer, Risk Management, Engineering, Finance

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