Refinery Operator Job details

$48.83 an hour
Job Type

Refinery Operator Jobs description Description

Location Name: MRLS St. Paul Park MN Refinery
Location Address: 301 St Paul Park Rd, St Paul Park, MN, United States (US), 55071
Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Relevant Experience Level: Entry Level (1-3 Years)
Employee Group: Regular - Full Time
Employee Subgroup: Hourly Non-Exempt


Marathon Petroleum's St. Paul Park Refinery has immediate openings for hourly Refinery Operators. These positions are responsible for the day to day operations of the refinery and work rotating 12-hour shifts. The refinery operates 24 hours a day, 7 days per week. The top Refinery Operators current wage rate is $48.83/hour. This is a position to permanently replace workers who are currently striking at the St Paul Park Refinery.


  • Refinery operators at this facility perform a variety of duties. Although responsibilities vary on a daily basis, the primary responsibility of an operator is to oversee the day-to-day operations of either the tank farms within the refinery or the various operating units within the refinery. This includes working inside and outside, in differing climatic conditions, and around noises, heat, heights and equipment associated with working in and around an oil refinery.
  • Operators are required to make periodic rounds per shift. On these rounds, responsibilities include: monitoring equipment and recording readings and making required adjustments. The operator is also responsible for troubleshooting process and equipment problems including but not limited to: general equipment checks and detecting unusual operating conditions (such as noises, abnormal temperature or pressure, and leaks).
  • The operator detects and responds to process upsets and emergency situations with response activities including but not limited to fire fighting, equipment isolation and evacuation. The operator is expected to be able to wear all personal protective equipment (P.P.E.) including self-contained breathing apparatus along with the ability to participate in emergency response activities.
  • Operators will be expected to learn refining process operations/tank farm product movements and qualify on process/tank farm jobs. Operators are expected to learn and work multiple jobs up to and including the console operator position (control refinery process through computer system).


Successful candidates must possess, at a minimum, the following criteria:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Basic math, reading, writing, and verbal skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Ability to learn complex refinery related material
  • Willingness to perform fire and emergency response activities
  • Willingness to work a rotating shift schedule and overtime as required by business needs
  • Previous operator or petrochemical plant experience is a plus
  • Adherence to a strict Drug and Alcohol policy
  • Be fit to perform the essential functions of the job

Preferred candidates will possess some relevant education, training, and/or work experience with a minimum of:

  • Completion of a two-year vocational technical training curriculum in petrochemical/manufacturing or related field
  • OR two years equivalent work experience in process operation/maintenance crafts area
  • OR completion of a four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited university
  • OR five years stable work experience in a light industrial or commercial industry

Successful applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment written test, work demonstration test, physical abilities test and physical.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer: Veteran / Disability

Kernan McHugh
Division: Refining (10002108)
Department: St Paul Park Refinery (27001574)
Area: SPP-Operations (27001357)
Internal Posting End Date: 06/13/2021
Job Function: Ref, Terminals, Pipeline
Travel Expected: None
Driver's License Required: Yes

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