Company: Weatherford
Skills: Chemist
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Champaign, Illinois, 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.


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in more than 80 countries and has a network of approximately 700 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 26,500 people.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world's current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.


The Analytical Chemist I will be responsible for conducting routine tests following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Work Instructions for various systems within the lab that are utilized to generate isotope data of various sample types, and compositional data for natural gas samples. May include operation of GC systems, isotope ratio mass spectrometer systems and their associated preparation devices, vacuum systems, liquid scintillation counters, and CRDS laser systems. Must be able to operate and maintain the equipment while working independently, and work with the other analysts and take direction from management and senior chemists. Will ensure that all data is QC'd to the highest standards, and consult with other team members if any potential sources of error are discovered. May be required to operate equipment in the Champaign facility, as well as equipment deployed at satellite lab locations.


Take direction from management and senior chemists.

QC data and import into central database.

May operate gas chromatograph systems to determine chemical makeup of natural gas samples.

May operate vacuum systems to prepare samples for isotopic analysis.

May analyze gas samples on GC-C-IRMS systems for d13C and dD.

May analyze solids and liquids using EA-IRMS and TCEA-IRMS systems for d13C, d15N, dD, d18O, and d34S isotope ratios.

May operate dual inlet IRMS systems to measure d13C and dD isotope ratios.

Suggest and implement improvements to the company's laboratory operations and instrument development

May use CRDS laser system to generate dD and d18O isotope ratios of water.

May prepare water samples for determination of tritium content by liquid scintillation counter.

Maintain and calibrate equipment.

May work with compressed gas samples.

Expected to work 40 hours per work, but overtime may be required.

Maintain lab equipment as required for safe and accurate use.

Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.

Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.

Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.


Skills and Qualifications:

0-3 years experience in the chemical industry or higher education

Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.

Personal computer skills

Computer skills including Microsoft office applications

Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, Geochemistry, or related science field

Familiarity with Microsoft Excel.

Must possess satisfactory writing skills, laboratory techniques, and the ability to interact with others.

The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.

Ability to stand, bend, twist, squat and reach

Availability to work night shift


Knowledge of chemical processes.

Intelligence, verbal skills, and numerical skills


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. We may be a large company, but we empower our team to create fresh ideas that challenge convention and break the status quo. Our employees are the key to driving our growth and success. Everywhere we operate, they are inspired to develop new and efficient ways of raising the bar to meet the needs of an evolving industry and solve our clients’ toughest challenges.


At Weatherford, you will work in an exciting, high-energy environment where we are making groundbreaking, award-winning advancements in oilfield technology.  The opportunity to explore your potential is limitless.


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