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Chemist

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Toledo, Ohio
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 18/09/2019
  • Duration: 6 months
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The Role:
Essential Functions / Key Accountabilities
* Responsible for health, safety and environmental performance and awareness in area of responsibility to achieve the goals of no accidents, no harm to people and no harm to the environment. Investigates accidents and near-misses as per required. Prepares and conducts safety meetings. Participates in all refinery safety programs and coordinates laboratory participation.
* Ensure that test methods used are technically founded by using established test methods, which include ASTM or similar industry accepted organizations
* In addition, the Chemist assists Lab Management Staff on implementation of advance technology and other activities.
* Write/maintain analytical test methods for samples
* Support Lab Technicians on technical issues as needed.
* Develop, Write, and Update analytical tests methods according to business needs
* Perform sample analyses as directed by lab management.
* Investigate Data Quality Issues
* Installs, Validates, and Commissions the analytical instrumentation
* Maintain and Repairs the analytical instrumentation
* Monitor/perform required instruments calibrations for ensuring accuracy of the data produced for the instruments
* Monitor the Quality Control Elements of the designated area(s) to ensure high quality data.
* Responsible for adherence to and improvement of established quality processes
* Support operating unit performance tests to improve operations which may include special sampling and testing
* Communicate and engage the laboratory staff in safety awareness
* Participate as a trainer (classroom and on the job) to lab chemists and lab technicians in the assigned laboratory areas when required. This includes any of the training phases.
* Support the Refinery ISO 14001 certification which includes completing test method audits and quality action notifications
* Coordinate the communication for off-specification products and refinery intermediate streams
* Cross-train and maintain expertise appropriate to support broader chemist group and to backfill for other chemist positions and supervisor positions

Required Skills:
* Minimum 3 years' experience in Laboratory, preferably in a refinery or like industry setting.
* Ability for developing and executing lab instrumentation projects. This includes the installation, validation, troubleshooting, operation, training, etc.
* Demonstrate ability for learning new advance technology
* Maintain awareness of new technology developments and best practices to enhance lab efficiency and safe operation
* Analyzing problems and troubleshooting; systematically determine the root cause(s) of problems through questioning and inspecting, and then identify the best course of action to take
* The ability to multitask while performing job tasks, without being distracted
* Assist in HAZOPs, MOC's, Incident Investigations, and Job Safety Analysis
* Identify and assess safety hazards

Preferred Skills:
* Ability to perform diagnostic and repair of sophisticated lab instrumentation required
* Ability to perform equipment calibrations and performance monitoring checks to ensure accurate results
* Excel VBA programming experience preferred
* Experience with lab instruments

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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