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  • Job reference: RMS0124038

Lab Technician - 8

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/04/2013
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (09/04/13)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
A Major Oil & Gas Operator

The Role:
• Safe laboratory operation including participation in Management of Change procedures, safe reactor operations, management of chemicals, and laboratory housekeeping.
• Install, operate and maintain laboratory reactors and other ancillary laboratory equipment.
• Reactor loading/unloading, and unit start-up and shutdown.
• Collection and analysis of product samples.
• Data entry into unit spreadsheet.
• Troubleshoot reactor and equipment operational problems.
• Demonstrate initiative by suggesting and implementing lab improvement projects through application of new techniques or equipment.
• Occasional unscheduled overtime may be necessary.
• Analysis of results; posting of results; detailed and accurate record keeping of experiments.
• Interface with program scientists and engineers to plan, execute experiments and discuss results.
• Handling of chemical samples.
• Operation and maintenance of chemical laboratory equipment, including various analytical instruments.
• Demonstrate attention to detail and procedures, and work with complicated automated systems.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
The position requires a 4 year degree in chemistry or related field and minimum five years experience running inorganic elemental analytical instrumentation (ICP-AES, AA, ICP-MS, etc) in addition to familiarity with sample preparation techniques (preparation and digestion of solid and liquid samples). Experience working in clean environments required for trace analysis a plus.
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