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Marathon Petroleum Corporation Advanced IT Specialist - Network Architect & Engineering in Findlay, Ohio

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.

The Adv. IT Specialist will be an advocate for Enterprise Network Services and will partner with business facing IT leads to drive change and adoption across organizations. Candidate must possess the acumen necessary to transform business challenges into business opportunities utilizing the latest proven technologies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Studies and analyzes complex business problems and assists in deriving and evaluating alternative solutions.

  • Applies appropriate methodologies to ensure a timely and cost-effective solution to business problems. May provide guidance to less experienced specialists as situations require.

  • Participates in testing a system or solution prior to placing it in effect to ensure that it complies with all standards, and that all functions are working correctly.

  • Demonstrates a working understanding of other important information technology tools and utilizes such tools to enhance the quality of work performed or services provided.

  • Understands the controls and security requirements of a system; develops adequate controls/security for the system and learns the mechanics of implementing the controls/security method chosen.

  • Has the expertise needed to demonstrate the effectiveness of changes to the specialized systems that result in solving specific business problems. Recommends improvements to take advantage of technical changes.

  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and resolving hardware, software, and other network and system problems and replace faulty network hardware components when required.

  • Monitoring network performance to determine if adjustments need to be made.

  • Conferring with network users about solving existing system problems.

  • Configure and install various network devices and services (e.g., routers, switches, VPN, QoS)

  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades

  • Monitor performance and ensure system availability and reliability

  • Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning

  • Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues

  • Adhere to architectural standards to ensure solutions are reliable, sustainable, and scalable

  • Work within established configuration and change management policies to ensure awareness, approval and success of changes made to the network infrastructure

  • Collaborate with vendors and other IT personnel for problem resolution

  • Devise, plan, deploy, and improve wireless networks from the beginning to implementation by collaborating with vendors and network engineers.

  • Performs end-to-end troubleshooting of wireless, wired, and security infrastructures in support of wireless client connectivity.

  • Participates in wireless design and configuration standards with members of Network Engineering.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field

  • Minimum 5+ years IT experience in maintaining network systems

  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal) to properly articulate to management and other IT development partners.


  • Critical Thinking - Identifying and understanding issues, problems and opportunities; using data analysis to draw conclusions; using judgment in choosing a course of action; taking action that is consistent with available facts, constraints and probable consequences.

  • Collaboration - Identifying opportunities and building strategic relationships between one’s area and other areas, teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.

  • Communication - Clearly conveying information and ideas through a variety of media to individuals or groups in a manner that engages the audience and helps them to understand and retain the message.

  • Drive for Results: Being proactive to accomplish objectives and achieve goals beyond what is required.

  • Continuous Improvement – Originating action to improve existing conditions and processes; using appropriate methods to identify opportunities, implement solutions, and measure impact.

  • Demonstrate key Values and Attributes in doing business by being: Accountable, Composed, Courageous, Passionate, Safe, Team Oriented, & Valuing Differences.

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Findlay OH Main Bldg

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San Antonio TX

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Location Address:

539 S Main St


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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. To view benefit information for Marathon Petroleum Corporation please visit Equal Opportunity Employer: Veteran / Disability