Company: Chevron
Skills: Chemical Engineering, Metallurgist / Materials Engineering, Project Engineer
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Richmond, California, United States
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Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 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.

Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Engine Oil Product Development Scientist/Engineer located in Richmond , CA California / United States through March 19, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Requisition ID# 399482


The Engine Oils Product Development Engineer/Scientist is to build our core competency and develop lubricants for Passenger Cars and Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines. The demand for the engine lubricants with better fuel economy and durability has been rapidly growing over the years. This position is critical in understanding the technical needs of key customers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and translating those needs into a profitable, efficient product development. This position requires a thorough understanding of lubricant technology and is expected to work with cross-functional teams including Brand, Product Technical Services, and regional sales.

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

  • Develops engine oils for Chevron Lubricants in alignment with sector, segment and product line strategies. Applications include on- and off-highway diesel trucks/equipment, natural gas engines, passenger cars, motorcycles, inland marine and railroad engines. Specific area of work will be based on the successful candidates experience and business needs.
  • Applies project management skills. Understands the needs of customer, engine manufacturer, and industry requirements. Develops well-defined, well-planned programs with stage-gates, timelines, and budget targets.
  • Interprets data and test results and draws conclusions against project objectives/requirements.
  • Communicates technical program results, benchmarking information and conclusions.
  • Manages base oil changes and leverages our global experience with equity and non-equity base oils.
  • Develops strong relationships with additive suppliers to assess their technology options/capabilities and with major OEMs to determine their current and future lubricant needs
  • Defends the brand. Works effectively with Brand Management and Technical Support functions to understand and address field problems and communicate Chevron position to customers and OEMs.
  • May represent Chevron at industry technical meetings such as American Society of Testing and Materials, API, Society of Automotive Engineers and others.
  • Reinforces the Chevron Way values.


Required Qualifications:

  • BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
  • Knowledge of Lubricants or Lubricant Additives and Experience in the Lubricants or Lubricants Additives Industry with an understanding of tribology, fundamentals of lubrication, additive chemistry and internal combustion engine operation, design, or maintenance (5+ years preferred)
  • Project Management/Leadership: able to set priorities to meet business objectives while being flexible to manage changing priorities; can work on multiple projects concurrently; can work independently while keeping key stakeholders aware of critical decision points; capable of driving a diverse team to project completion in line with business needs and timeline
  • Teamwork: demonstrated ability to work effectively and cooperatively with technical, product management, and marketing personnel from diverse backgrounds in a team environment.
  • Communication: ability to communicate effectively across varied disciplines in a clear and concise manner: orally, written, presentation
  • Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills: ability to understand complex issues, analyze data and then develop appropriate solutions/conclusions


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering

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.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland



Chevron is one of the world’s leading integrated energy companies. Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way – by operating responsibly, executing with excellence, applying innovative technologies and capturing new opportunities for profitable growth. Some of our specialties include generating power and produce geothermal energy; investing in profitable renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions; and developing the energy resources of the future, including researching advanced biofuels.


Our diverse and highly skilled workforce consists of approximately 64,700 employees, including more than 3,200 service station employees. At Chevron, we’re focused on safely delivering the energy needed to power human and economic progress worldwide. But how do we do that when harnessing fossil fuels can be inherently risky? To meet these challenges, Chevron has spent more than 20 years expanding systems that support a culture of safety and environmental stewardship that strives to achieve unequaled performance and prevent all serious incidents and fatalities. We call this Operational Excellence, and it drives everything we do. 


Diversity & Inclusion

We’re committed to reflecting in our workforce the rich diversity of cultures and racial and ethnic backgrounds in the communities where we live and work. We’re also devoted to encouraging a diversity of ideas.


Diversity is one of the cornerstones of our values, which we call The Chevron Way. The Chevron Way states:


“We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work. We value and demonstrate respect for the uniqueness of individuals and the varied perspectives and talents they provide. We have an inclusive work environment and actively embrace a diversity of people, ideas, talents and experiences.”


As a core value, diversity is critical to developing a talented, high-performing workforce needed for ongoing business success. The Chevron Way’s focus on people has helped establish a culture that attracts, develops and retains more diverse talent.


We Support Career & Personal Development

We value the importance of managing work/life priorities by offering flexible work schedules, on-site child care at some facilities, adoption assistance, dual-career couple support, scholarships and tuition reimbursement.


At Chevron, you’ll find a workplace committed to your professional development. You’ll receive support and tools to create your own career path, including education assistance support which pays up to 75% of the cost (including tuition, textbooks, lab fees, and registration and administration fees) for approved courses. To strengthen organizational capability, we develop our employees’ and contractors’ skills and experience through our Invest in People strategy. As part of this strategy, discussions focused on continually improving individual performance are held between managers and employees.




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