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  • Job reference: RMS0140530

Chemist/Process Technical Assistant

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Barrow-in-Furness
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 09/04/2014
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The Company:
Subsidiary of major energy company, operating offshore gas fields and onshore gas processing terminals.

The Role:
Role: To provide Chemical Analysis and Laboratory support.

37 hours per week (which may include some weekend work, with time of in lieu during the week).

Monitor and maintain process fluids against specification through routine and non-routine analysis, advising Operations and Laboratory Supervisor of necessary corrective action.

Ensures that the ongoing integrity of process plant safety and performance is maintained and operationally effective.

Assist in reviewing plant performance by devising and performing laboratory trials, maintaining records of findings/results and prepare/present reports of tests with any appropriate conclusions and recommendations.

Identify areas for improvement or rationalisation of process plant and develop supporting rationale.

Assist in analytical test procedures and laboratory Standards of Competence ensuring their quality and validity and that all laboratory standards are maintained to ISO 14001 requirements.

Provide specialist technical advice and assistance to personnel within Production Operations and liaise with a diverse range of external analytical services and contracts enhancing in-house analytical expertise.

Conduct laboratory trials in support of commissioning activities supporting the new gas production facility.

Assist Operations in the sampling of liquids and solids for routine and non-routine testing from designated sample ports

The job holder will be required to take part in a call-out rota for incident management and provide assistance and advice to shift staff/emergency services in response to high pressure, fast changing and hazardous situations. This requires a commitment to respond and/or work out of normal hours.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
BTEC Higher level qualification is acceptable when balanced with extensive operational experience, providing the underpinning knowledge.
Must have a background in laboratory analysis techniques, ideally within a complex process or chemical plant.
Possesses good communication skills, both written and oral, recognising the range of internal and external parties that he/she will liaise with.
IT software will support activities in recording/maintaining data and preparing reports, therefore knowledge of current PC software applications is needed.
Job holder must undertake a range of specialised technical and safety training including the use of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, subject to successful medical clearance.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Degree in a Chemistry related discipline.
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