Chevron Corporation Quality Control Chemist in Richmond, California

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 60,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources, including biofuels and geothermal energy.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Quality Control Chemist located in Richmond, CA through May 31, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).


The Quality Control Chemist provides chemistry information, analytical methods, instrument troubleshooting and repair, and consulting to the refinery and supports specialized sample testing services for process stream monitoring and optimization, product certification, environmental compliance, and special projects.

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

• Functions as part of the Quality Control Division Chemist Team supporting refinery testing services for process stream monitoring and optimization, product certification, environmental compliance, and special projects.

• Conducts training, consulting, maintenance and troubleshooting on test methods and instrumentation.

• Develops and implements testing methods, including selection and purchase of new equipment/instrumentation, training, quality control/assurance, documentation, maintenance & troubleshooting, and continuous improvement.

• Consults on the use of test methods and their application. Works with Technical, Operations, and Maintenance divisions to: (1) select appropriate testing methods/instrumentation and (2) design approaches to obtain desired information.

• Provides consulting on process chemistry to aid in plant optimization and troubleshooting.

Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, natural sciences or engineering.

• Minimum 5 years analytical laboratory experience.

• Experience using statistical quality control tools and practices.

• Demonstrated strong mechanical skills and ability to use tools to maintain instrumentation.

• Demonstrated ability to communicate chemistry/technical information to audiences of varying technical background.

• Demonstrated excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.

• Demonstrated teamwork, communication, planning/organizing, leadership skills, and strong commitment to safety.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Hands on experience performing refinery test methods (e.g. ASTM methods for: GC, AA, IC, XRF, elemental analysis, and wet chemistry).

• Demonstrated success delivering business value through laboratory innovation.

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

• Knowledge and understanding of refinery processes.

• Knowledge of process analyzers.

• Experience working with data analytics tools (Spotfire, MS Power BI).

• Experience with chemometric modeling and analysis.

Relocation Options:

Relocation may be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

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

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

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.

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.