Company: Chevron
Skills: Chemical Engineering, Geoscientist
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: Masters Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Richmond, California, United States
No location/work authorization restrictions found.

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 Product Development Scientist/Engineer located in Richmond , CA California / United States through March 31, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

For additional information on this position, please contact Wim Van Dam at CTN 242-3867

Requisition ID# 399539


The Product Development function of Chevron Lubricants focuses on executing the development work that leads to commercialization of new or modified lubricants for a broad variety of applications, such as engine oils, driveline oils, industrial oils, and greases. In order to ensure we have the right products for the market as soon as the market demands those products, we have medium term and long-term research projects. Those projects generate the fundamental understanding of product requirements in terms of additive chemistry and base oil selection. The Product Development Engineer / Scientist will execute such projects for a broad range of product groups, using a thorough understanding of the equipment and operating conditions that the lubricant will experience. A combination of laboratory bench and engine testing, as well as field testing will be used to evaluate experimental products, generating data that can be used to finetune the product composition, and can also be used as the basis for our efforts in marketing the product once commercialized.

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

  • Lead Technology Pathways projects focused at generating a fundamental understanding of the formulating space for specific lubricants, create prototype formulations, and demonstrate performance aligned with the Performance Profile for the product
  • Participate in, or Lead, Strategic Research activities in support of Long-Term product development.
  • Develop and maintain an understanding of the state-of-the-art in Lubrication, including publications, trade literature, Patent Landscape, OEM trends, etc. Provide advice regarding Long and Medium-Term development work necessary to maintain a position of Leadership in the Lubrication Market.
  • Provide expertise to Product Development Scientists in the various Product Line Development Teams as needed for the execution of Short-Term product development work
  • Identify opportunities for product differentiation, design the experiments that will demonstrate this differentiated performance, execute the experiments, analyze the results, and present the outcome, both internally and externally.


Required Qualifications:




  • Masters or PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Tribology.
  • 5 Years of relevant experience
  • Proven track-record of developing innovative solutions to lubricating challenges


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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