Laboratory Technician in United States

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources.
  Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Laboratory Technician located in Richmond, CA California / United States through July 8, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).     Requisition ID#402038

Overview:

The open position is for an entry-level Laboratory Technician that will be an integral part of the Lubricant Performance Testing Laboratory (LPTL) which is a customer-focused group that is part of Chevron's Global Partnership Services Team. LPTL conducts a wide variety of mechanical and wet chemical bench-scale tests to evaluate the performance of various lubricants, including automotive and HD engine oils, industrial oils, gear oils, greases, marine oils, tractor hydraulic fluids, and automatic transmission fluids. The testing conducted by LPTL supports research, product development and marketing technical support for the global lubricants business. Clients include Chevron Global Lubricants, Oronite, and Chevron Energy Technology Company.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:  

  • Perform mechanical and wet chemical bench tests to evaluate performance of lubricants.
  • Operate test apparatus according to established specifications.
  • Monitor operations and make necessary adjustments to control systems to ensure specification compliance.
  • Record data and generate summary reports.
  • Support/maintain LPTL's ISO quality system.
  • Troubleshoot equipment difficulties and initiate minor repairs as necessary.
  • Maintain parts and lab supplies inventory.
  • Maintain laboratory in a clean and orderly condition.
  • This is a safety-sensitive position and requires enrollment in a random drug and alcohol-screening program.

Required Qualifications:

  • High school diploma (or equivalent).
  • Proven safe work history and strong safe work ethic.
  • Computer (PC) skills using MS Office: Excel, Work, and Outlook; proven ability and experience creating spreadsheets and reports.
  • Demonstrate strong mechanical aptitude.
  • Demonstrated Customer Service experience.
  • Ability to perform detail oriented, mistake-free work.
  • Proven teamwork skills; Demonstrated team building exercises and results from working in team environment.
  • Ability to work with finished lubricants, base oils and solvents and willing to utilize Personal Protective Equipment (PPE provided/required).
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs and able to move a 55-gallon drum using a drum dolly.
  • Work schedule is 40 hours/week (Monday - Friday); 9/80 schedule available. Ability to work occasional overtime / weekend work schedule.
  • This is a safety-sensitive position and requires enrollment in a random drug and alcohol-screening program.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Chemistry, Biology, or other Science related major.
  • Experience working in a laboratory or similar technical environment.
  • Experience monitoring and adjusting process control systems.
  • Perform mechanical and wet chemical bench tests to evaluate performance of lubricants.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

International Considerations:

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.

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

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