Chevron is seeking a Research/Lab Assistant to support the lube and fuel additives lab within the Oronite Products and Technology business level in Richmond. The position will be responsible for managing the day to day technical laboratory support of additive synthesis, process engineering, and performance/analytical testing.
• The main function of an operations research analyst is to analyze samples and run chemical reactions.
• The position will be responsible for managing the day to day technical laboratory support of additive synthesis, process engineering, and performance/analytical testing.
• The position requires working frequently on non-routine tasks of broadly outlined assignments involving a wide range of chemistries and product line application.
• The position is dynamic and requires a mix of laboratory skills depending on the project business need.
• Candidate must maintain a high degree of independence and responsibility, reliability and accountability in planning and reporting laboratory experiments.
• Candidate must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with senior chemists/engineers in the Components Team to maximize productivity by applying special skills and experience routinely and by drawing on knowledge and skills of other experienced personnel. This is a safety sensitive position.
– Organize incoming samples, analyze them, submit them for external testing, compile data, and draw conclusions.
– Set up and run chemical reactions.
– Based on experiments, determine optimum experimental conditions to achieve objectives.
– Keep lab in organized manner and making sure it meets compliance requirements.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:
· Working frequently on non-routine tasks of broadly outlined assignments involving a wide range of chemistries and applications.
· Using a mix of laboratory skills depending on the project business need.
· Maintain a high degree of independence, responsibility, reliability, and accountability in planning and reporting laboratory experiments.
· Communicate clearly and effectively.
· Apply special skills and experience routinely, and draw on knowledge and skills of other research engineers/chemists. · This is a safety sensitive position.
– 0-2 years’ of chemistry lab experience required.
– Recent graduates could be considered if they meet the chemistry lab experience requirements.
– Experience utilizing MS Excel and Word required.
– Experience working in a safety sensitive position/environment required.
– Good attitude toward safety required.
– Verbal and written communication skills, problem solving skills, attention to detail and interpersonal skills.
– Basic ability to work independently and manage one’s time.
-Bachelor’s degree in a science field such as chemistry, biology, biochemistry required.
– Wet Chemistry, infrared testing experience
– Chemistry/organic chemistry analysis experience
– Chemical reaction testing using glassware experience
– In-person interview with manager.
Notes from Manager:
This position originally starts as a 6 month contract but is meant to be an ongoing contract with the possibility of going permanent down the road. He also mentioned this is a great opportunity to move within Chevron for other permanent roles.
About us: IC Engineering is one of Chevron’s internal contracting groups. Over the last 25 years, Chevron has hired 50+ contractors to become permanent Chevron employees. IC currently has over 35 employees within the different Chevron operating companies worldwide.