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Lab Technician

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: California
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/10/2018
  • Duration: 6 month
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The Role:
Conducts performance/analytical testing
Managing multiple simultaneous projects and communicates status and results in an agreed-upon timely manner
Maintains a high degree of independence and responsibility, reliability and accountability in planning and reporting laboratory experiments
Maximizes productivity by applying technical skills and experience routinely and by drawing on knowledge and skills of other experienced personnel
This position requires working approximately 50% of the time in a laboratory
This is a safety sensitive position
- Skills:
-Verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills.
-Basic ability to work independently and manage one's time.
-Basic ability to analyze data and accurately document and record results.
B.S. Chemistry or Biochemistry required
2-4 years' experience preferred.
Process all LOB blends through QCIR, blend and check all blend accuracy.
Weighing, blending, and mixing of Oronite Additives, Viscosity Index Improvers (VII's) and lubricating oils
Improving the team's Operational Excellence by going beyond compliance with Environmental, Health, and Safety regulations in laboratory and office areas
Determining VII and lubricating oil compositions required to meet specifications
Viscometric and physical testing of lube oils and related data analysis
Communication of test results to team members, customers, and product management
Preparation, testing, and shipping of samples in response to customer requests
Quality control charting and maintenance of laboratory analytical equipment
Work experience in a research environment and technical competency related to chemistry, analytical techniques, and data interpretation.
Familiarity with laboratory protocols and prudent lab practices.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interface/consult/collaborate with other chemists and with service providers outside the organization.
Ability to communicate effectively to global stakeholders
Strong computer skills required, especially with creating and managing Excel Spreadsheets
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet established deadlines
Excellent teamwork skills - flexibility to support other technicians with shared work

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