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Chevron Corporation R&D Laboratory Technician in Richmond, California

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Chevron is accepting online applications for the position R&D Laboratory Technician through at 5/21/2024 11:59 p.m. ( Pacific Standard Time ).

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

  • Operates complex distillation and process laboratory equipment maintaining round-the-clock operations under the direction of the supervisor/lead technician.

  • Laboratory equipment includes large and small reactors and distillation columns. Operating at elevated temperatures and atmospheric and sub-atmospheric pressures.

  • Full participation in Operational Excellence (OE) individually, on your crew and the ESU team.

  • Operates process units, utility systems, and related equipment in accordance with the requests of research scientists and engineers with oversight of the supervisor or lead technician. Ensures equipment is properly inspected to detect any unsafe or improperly functioning equipment.

  • Provides support in sample handling activities for research and crude assay samples for internal and external customers and other internal labs.

  • Meets OE objectives and milestones.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED; Preferred: Associate degree, or equivalent in science, technology,mechanical/pipe fitting trade or related field.

  • Must have a minimum of 2+ years of Plant and/or Lab Operations experience. Specifically with distilling and fractionating liquid hydrocarbons.

  • Experience with process equipment and/or instrument technology.

  • Strong mechanical aptitude.

  • Must be able to comply with a work schedule that is either 5/8 or 9/80. Rotating shifts (graveyard, days and swing), Monday through Friday with occasional weekend overtime. (although rare, some overtime may be mandatory).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Education / Certifications

  • Quantified experience

  • Refinery Operator Training - experience/attendance in ROP/P-Tech.

  • Experience in working with chemicals, heavy oil and distillate research or related materials.

  • Knowledge of process equipment and/or instrument technology.

  • Basic excel and word software.

  • Strong Communication & Chevron Way Behaviors.

  • Strong Commitment to OE in lab and office environments.

  • Operational Excellence for Labs.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key Chevron colleagues outside their immediate work group.

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not 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.

Important information

  • The compensation and reference to benefits for this role is listed on this posting in compliance with applicable law. Please note that the compensation and benefits listed below are only applicable for U.S. payroll offers.

  • The anticipated salary range for this position is $64,400 – $96.600 . The selected candidate’s compensation will be determined based on their skills, experience, and qualifications.

  • Chevron offers competitive compensation and benefits programs which includes, but is not limited to, variable pay, health care coverage, retirement plan, protection coverage, time off and leave programs, training and development opportunities and a range of allowances connected to specific work situations. Details are available at .

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, reproductive health decision-making, military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other characteristics protected by applicable law.

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Chevron Corporation is one of the world's leading integrated energy companies. Through its subsidiaries that conduct business worldwide, the company is involved in virtually every facet of the energy industry. Chevron explores for, produces and transports crude oil and natural gas; refines, markets and distributes transportation fuels and lubricants; manufactures and sells petrochemicals and additives; generates power; and develops and deploys technologies that enhance business value in every aspect of the company's operations. Chevron is based in San Ramon, Calif. More information about Chevron is available at

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.