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Chevron Corporation Research Technician in Richmond, California

Chevron is accepting online applications for the Research Technician position through August 19th, 2022 at 11:59p.m. (PDT)

The position for Lubricant Additive Research Technician in the Automotive Engine Oil (AEO) technology team coordinates and executes research test programs to meet evolving lubrication needs for advanced engines. This includes test program planning, arranging oil samples and test scheduling, data analysis using Excel to create tables and plots, and reporting for the development of formulation technologies and products. The candidate will collaborate and engage with engineers and scientists within the AEO formulation, component chemistry, statisticians, and testing teams and provide frequent updates to stakeholders on progress and proactively identify and overcome obstacles in delivering test programs. Strong organizational, multitasking, and communication skills are required. Experience with MS Excel databases, macros, plotting, and data analysis functions is highly preferred.

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

  • Execute formulation technology development projects

  • Provide input on the design and organization of testing programs

  • Coordinate arranging oil samples and test scheduling

  • Create and manage data tables

  • Analyze results using MS Excel and other computer tools

  • Proactively communicate with AEO formulators, component chemists, statisticians, and test labs as needed in the execution and reporting of test programs

  • Manage multiple programs timely and efficiently

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum 1 year of experience in chemistry, automotive engineering or mechanical engineering.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with engineers and chemists.

  • Demonstrates multi-tasking and organization skills.

  • Demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft applications, especially with Excel databases, macros, plotting, and data analysis functions.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, or Automotive disciplines.

  • Ability to execute efficiently and timely complex test programs.

  • Flexibility in shared work team environment.

  • Ability to solve problems or troubleshoot issues.

  • Familiar with engine operation and parts, diesel and gasoline.

  • Familiar with lubrication theories and concepts.

  • Experience in statistics and data analytics.

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.

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, 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.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at emplymnt@chevron.com.

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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.

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