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Chevron Corporation Chemist in Richmond, California

Chevron is accepting online applications for the Chemist position through August 15th, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. (PDT).

The Laboratory Chemist is responsible for providing technical support to both the laboratory and refinery. Within the laboratory they ensure all testing complies with method and regulatory requirements, which includes method development, QA/QC oversight, and instrument troubleshooting. They will also work with engineering and operations to troubleshoot refinery issues by determining appropriate laboratory testing and/or perform specialized testing that is not part of the routine testing provided by the lab. Other expectations of the chemist will include working on special projects, which include, but are not limited to, opex reduction, laboratory optimization, and lab consultation for engineering projects.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Perform specialized testing for process stream monitoring and optimization, environmental compliance, and special projects

  • Selection, purchase, and implementation of new equipment/instrumentation

  • Instrument maintenance including calibrations, troubleshooting, and routine preventative maintenance

  • Ensure compliance to method and regulatory requirements, including training, QA/QC oversight, and maintenance/calibration documentation

  • Consults with Technical, Operations, Maintenance, and Chevron research divisions to select/design appropriate testing for plant optimization and troubleshooting

  • Contributing to continuous improvement initiatives, including opex reduction, laboratory optimization, and engineering projects

  • Interpreting/monitoring analytical data and quality control charts

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other science related field

  • Strong mechanical skills and ability to use tools to maintain instrumentation

  • Ability to communicate chemistry/technical information to audiences of varying technical background

  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills

  • Demonstrated teamwork, communication, planning/organizing, leadership skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated laboratory work experience

  • Knowledge of refinery test methods (e.g. ASTM methods for: GC, AA, IC, XRF, elemental analysis, and wet chemistry)

  • Understands Statistical Process Control (SPC)

  • Demonstrated ability to consult on analytical instrumentation and test methods, including method development and equipment/instrumentation purchase and repair

  • Knowledge and understanding of refinery processes

  • Experience with chemometric modeling and analysis

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be c onsidered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position

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Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

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Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.