Refining Analytical and Development Chemist (Renewables)

Marathon Petroleum
Catlettsburg, Kentucky
Salary Commensurate with Experience + 401K + Retirement (Pension) Plan
Closing date
Dec 14, 2021

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This Chemist position will be in the Refining Analytical and Development (RAD) organization located in Catlettsburg, KY.  The Chemist will support petroleum and renewable fuel initiatives, champion method development, manage customer requests, and be engaged in industry support activities.  The position is primarily M-F days but may require additional support or travel during off hours.



  • Conducts analytical method development/optimization and troubleshoots equipment
  • Acts as an analytical resource to control laboratories and renewables support team
  • Oversees testing requests and subsequent data evaluation
  • Interprets data significance and provides guidance
  • Understands the chemistry of renewable feedstock production (lipids), pre-treatment, and refining
  • Understands logistics of feedstock and product movement/storage, compatibility and stability
  • Applies knowledge to design studies and find technically sound solutions to meet customer needs
  • Organizes and trends data, develops correlations
  • Prepares accurate calibration and verification materials
  • Represents MPC interests in industry workgroups
  • Follows all safety and quality control guidelines
  • Writes technical and business reports, SOPs, and lesson plans
  • Provides timely feedback and meets project deadlines
  • Collaborates with internal and external customers/SMEs, as needed
  • Demonstrates integrity in all areas of work
  • Stays abreast of evolving green energy technologies


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry with 5 years of related experience, with strong analytical and organic chemistry background.  Advanced degrees will also be considered.
  • Experienced with soybean oil, corn oil, tallow and/or other renewable feedstock testing; experience with other green energy testing is a bonus
  • Experienced with handling and testing of petroleum products (LPG, hydrogen, natural gas, distillate) and familiar with related product specifications
  • Adept with relevant AOCS and ASTM test methods
  • Proficient in analytical technologies such ICP-OES, XRF, titration, and gas chromatography; mechanically inclined
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills


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 approximately 2.9 million barrels per calendar day (bpcd) of crude oil capacity across 13 refineries. MPC’s marketing system includes branded locations across the United States and Mexico. 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 which owns and operates gathering, processing, and fractionation assets, as well as crude oil and light product transportation and logistics infrastructure.

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