Company: Chevron
Skills: Research & Development
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Richmond, California, United States

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

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 Lubricant Additive Research Technician 1 located in Richmond, CAthrough 03/27/2019 at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time).

Requsition ID#400179

The position for Lubricant Additive Research Technician in the Automotive Engine Oil (AEO) Technology Development team coordinates and excecutes 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:

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Engineering, or Automotive disciplines
  • Ability to execute efficiently and timely complex test programs
  • Demonstrates profficinecy in Microsoft applications, especially with Excel databases, macros, plotting, and data analysis functions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with engineers and chemists
  • Demonstrates multi-tasking and organization skills
  • Flexibility in shared work team environment
  • Ability to solve problems or troubleshoot issues

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in automotive engineering, chemistry and/or mechanical engineering
  • 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, 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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