Laboratory technician conducts qualitative and quantitative chemical and physical testing analyses for quality or process control and/or developmentnew products. Provides technical support to all refinery departments, while ensuring a safe, efficient work environment, with the timely production, blending and shipping of products. This job involves shift work, overtime, and working as a team.
ESSENTIAL POSITION FUNCTIONS
Performs chromatographic analyses as required utilizing gas chromatography instruments.
Prepares standards, calibrates, troubleshoots, maintains, and repairs instruments.
Prepares chemical reagents needed to perform routine testing.
Performs physical and chemical testing to hydrocarbons.
Performs special tests as required.
Performs shipping of hazardous and non hazardous material when qualified.
Performs all the testing related to JP8 pipeline.
Utilizes spectrometric techniques for testing as required.
Utilizes titrating systems for wet chemistry tests.
Keeps records for QA/QC data validation.
Performs required environmental tests on wastewater for permits and participates in annual permit testing.
Generates internal reports on wastewater.
Performs special projects as assigned by Lead Chemist and/or Laboratory Manager.
Trains Laboratory Technicians in the use of instruments/new methods. Performs other duties as assigned.
Performs Octane testing.
Performs daily checks to equipments to ensure the quality assurance system of the lab.
Responsible for making hand blends to perform routine testing.
Responsible for reporting data with accuracy and precision.
Knowledge and Skills:
Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or related science required.
Analytical laboratory experience required.
Familiarity with electrochemical analyses, gas chromatography and spectroscopy.
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Ability to use work stations and computers as required.
Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.
Must be able to work with mathematical concepts and solve practical problems.
Ability to communicate easily with a wide variety of audiences including management as well as external vendors.
Ability to communicate well in person, over the phone and through E-mail.
Demonstrates strong customer service skills and a collaborative approach to problem solving.
Physical Demands :
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The employee is frequently required to sit, stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to use computer keyboards and documents. The employee is required to frequently walk distances of up to ¼ mile. The employee is occasionally required to reach overhead, stoop and bend at the waist.
The employee is required to lift up to 55 pounds (fire extinguisher) and push and carry 50 pounds from the floor to knuckle level.
This is a safety sensitive position: will have to pass a physical fitness test, drug screening, and background check; in addition will be subject to random drug testing.
Candidates must have a valid driver’s license, and a clean driving record, as the position requires driving within the refinery complex.