St. Paul Park Refinery

A shot of St. Paul Park Refinery with a yellow sky


Step 1: Requirements to Work an MPC Refinery

Contract Employees must be enrolled in an MPC approved Drug and Alcohol Test program through DISA or ASAP. 

To obtain an account, please contact DISA’s Sales Department at 281-673-2530 or [email protected].

Contract Employees status must be tested in an the MPC approved program prior to coming onsite. Any Contract Employee not “green-lighted” will not be allowed onsite.

If there are issues regarding Drug and Alcohol Screening, please address questions to the following: 

St. Paul Park Refinery Security
Hours: 6am to 6pm
Phone: 651-458-2718

Contract Employees must pass a background security check from one of the following background check providers: (These are the currently approved MPC background check providers)

Approved Background Check Provider

DISA Global Solutions
First Advantage
S2 Verify
Safety Council of Texas

Any questions regarding Background checks should be directed to the following: 
St. Paul Park Refinery Security
Hours: 6am to 6pm
Phone: 651-458-2718

  • All contract workers must take and successfully complete an ARSC Reciprocal training and the MPC approved site-specific training prior to obtaining a Contractor Badge.
  • The new site-specific orientation will be fully implemented on February 25th, 2023.  The InverHills Safety Orientation if taken prior to February 25th, 2023 will be valid until the contract employees annual orientation is due for renewal.  After February 25th, 2023 the orientation requirements for contract employees and annual renewals for existing contract employees will be as follows: 
Health and Safety Council
Basic Orientation Plus or OSCA (OSCAHFT2) or Safety Essentials Orientation (SE-SAFE)
Marathon Essentials (19MPCESN).
St. Paul Park Site Specific Orientation (19MPCSPP)
Alky Orientation (Needed if entering Alky Unit) (19MPCHFA) 

Any questions regarding training setup/activities should be directed towards the Health and Safety Council and can be reached at the following: 
(888)955-SAFE [email protected]

Prior to February 25th, 2023 contract employees will complete their orientation through InverHills and it will be valid until the contract employee's annual orientation is due for renewal.  Please contact InverHills to begin the process.  Below are the requirements for a contract employee to gain access to the SPP Refinery prior to February 25th, 2023.

InverHills Community College
Basic Orientation Plus (OSHA 10 or equivalent), for additional equivalents or exceptions please contact the site administrator
St. Paul Park Site Specific Orientation
St. Paul Park HF Alky Orientation (if needed)

If you have any questions regarding the upcoming changes, please contact Hunter Sutphin via email at [email protected]

Contract workers will obtain their refinery access ID card at the Refinery Security & Badging office at the following address:

Main Gate:
210 4th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055
Open M-S 6am - 6pm 

East Gate: 
459 3rd Street, St. Paul Park, MN 55071
Open M-R 6am - 4pm

The following is required and will be verified by Refinery Security prior to issuing the Refinery access ID card:

  • Drug & Alcohol testing compliance
  • Background Check
  • Successful completion of the orientation training
  • TWIC Card Verification

*TWIC Specific - The St. Paul Park Refinery for Marathon Petroleum Company LP requires contract workers possess a valid TWIC Card.  TWIC offices can be found nationwide using the location finder within their website:

Do I need to bring anything with me? 

  • You will be required to show two forms of identification.  One must be a government issued photo ID (such as a driver's license or passport).  The second form can be a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or a DOT physical card.
  • There is typically a three-to-four week turnaround from enrollment until card activation.  Eligibility issues or insufficient information may increase the turnaround time.

For more information please visit the Transportation Work Identification Credential website.

NOTE: Individuals must present a valid picture ID to recieve their Refinery access ID card.

Contractor employees must always keep the Refinery Access ID Card in their posession while on Refinery Property.

In the event questions arise during Step 1 of this page, please work with your site contact for clarification/issues regarding the items.

Step 2: What to Know Before Coming On-Site

Illegal drugs and unauthorized alcohol, weapons and unauthorized firearms are prohibited on refinery property. All individuals are subject to search while on company property.

Beards are prohibited within the refinery. Mustaches and short sideburns are permitted if they do not interfere with the facial seal of protective breathing devices.

St. Paul Park Facial Hair Policy

Contact Hunter Sutphin

[email protected]

Office: 651.458.2713 | Cell: 651.900.0709

The following PPE is required for entry into a process unit and/or tank farm area(s):

  • Hard Hat
  • Chemical Goggles - Available on Person
  • Safety Glasses
  • Hearing Protection
  • NFPA 2112 FR Clothing
  • Gloves - Min - Cut Level 3 Glove for General Duty Use
  • Personal H2S Monitor
  • Safety Toed Shoe with a defined heel

Certain areas/jobs may require additional PPE which shall be worn in accordance with posted signs or as stated on the Safe Work Permit.

Traction Aids: Traction Aids shall be worn by employees and contractors inside the refinery fence line when your path of travel takes you thorugh snow or icy conditions.

NOTE: Contractor PPE is not supplied by Marathon Petroleum Company LP.

Safety One

Please view this video that best describes the fundamental pillars of MPC’s safety culture. If you have any questions or want more information please contact the Site Safety Supervisor for information.