Includes routine product testing and product qualification in support of chemical, oil, or gas production/manufacturing for product release. Develops and implements inspection programs and tests to ensure compliance and quality control for product certification.
Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Product Testing Technician – Quality Control Laboratory through September 12th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Standard Time
The Quality Control Department (QCD) is responsible for supporting the refinery through the testing of process and finished product samples. Its priority is to ensure finished products meet all ASTM, CARB, EPA and Chevron Product Quality requirements. This position will perform all necessary testing to meet these requirements. This includes chemical and physical analysis by titration, distillation, gas and liquid chromatography, X-ray, Octane and other testing techniques. QCD is a 24/7 operation and Lab Operators are required to work shift work, 12-hour shifts, typically working 14 out of 28 days per month.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:
Performs a wide variety of tests on refinery process samples and finished products per established procedures
Test methods vary from simple methods such as density/gravity, color, and viscosity to more complex methods such as knock (octane) testing, automatic distillation and titration, gas chromatography, etc.
Is required to learn and perform approximately 180 different tests following Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that comply with ASTM, CARB, EPA, or in-house testing methods.
Utilizes standard Quality Control / Quality Assurance processes to ensure accuracy and precision of results
Validates data, performs calculations, and reports test results
Strong problem-solving skills. Identifies risks and takes action to eliminate
Excellent planning and organizational skills
Job necessitates driving on a routine basis
High School Diploma or Equivalent
Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics) or Technology (Engineering, Computer Science, Manufacturing) or 3 years of full analytical laboratory testing experience
Valid Driver’s License
Able to work rotating shifts, including weekends, holidays, and overtime.
Good computer skills and problem-solving ability.
This is a Safety Sensitive Position. Candidates must demonstrate personal commitment to Incident and Injury Free Operations with a proven track record in Safety and Reliability.
Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science (Chemistry, Biology, Physics) or Technology (Engineering, Computer Science, Manufacturing)
10 years Laboratory testing experience
Refinery/Chemical Plant Process Operations.
Knowledge of refinery test methods (e.g. ASTM methods for: GC, AA, IC, XRF, elemental analysis, and wet chemistry)
Understands Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Demonstrated ability to consult on analytical instrumentation and test methods, including method development and equipment/instrumentation purchase and repair
Knowledge and understanding of refinery processes
Experience with chemometric modeling and analysis
Relocation will not be considered.
Expatriate assignments will not be considered.
Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.
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