Chevron Corporation Research Assistant 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 Research Assistant located in Richmond, CA through August 22, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Position Description:

The Research Assistant in this position is primarily responsible for conducting laboratory performance tests of lubricants and additives, and analyzing and presenting their results. Performance tests include oxidation stability, deposit-forming tendency, friction and wear performance, and rheology. Analyses may include microscopy, spectroscopy, and titration.

The Research Associate will work with Lead Chemists and Scientists in the Component Performance and Fundamental Testing Team to execute test plans, using a mix of laboratory skills depending on project business needs. The position requires management of multiple simultaneous projects, collaboration in a team environment, and communication of status and results in an agreed-upon, timely manner.

Candidate must maintain a high degree of independence and responsibility, reliability and accountability in planning, conducting and reporting results of laboratory experiments. Candidate must maximize productivity by routinely applying technical skills and experience, drawing on knowledge and skills of other experienced personnel, and communicating clearly and effectively with chemists/engineers. The position requires working approximately 90% of the time in a laboratory. This is a safety sensitive position.

Required Qualifications:

  • BS/BA degree in Chemistry (preferred) or related physical science

(Bachelor degrees in engineering will not be considered)

  • Demonstrated work experience (2+ years preferred) and technical competency in research or testing, experimental error control, and data interpretation, with exemplary safe work practices

  • Familiarity with laboratory protocols, prudent lab practices, organic chemistry, and physical/chemical analysis techniques

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interface, consult and collaborate with other scientists in a team environment, and with service providers outside the organization

  • Demonstrated clear, direct and simple verbal and written communication of technical results in reports and presentations

  • Demonstrated track record of high-performance achievement of accurate results, by prioritization and planning of multiple tasks

  • Chevron behaviors including integrity, partnership and trust

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Mechanical test equipment aptitude, laboratory equipment knowledge and equipment troubleshooting proficiency

  • Knowledge or experience of performance testing, especially of lubricants and additives

Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.

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.