Skills: Research & Development
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
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 accepting online applications for the position of Research Technician located in Richmond, CA California/United States through September 25, 2019 at 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time).
Chevron Oronite Company LLC is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of performance additives for fuels and lubricating oils. We are a global company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. Our research is focused on developing additives that control oxidation, friction, wear, viscosity, and deposit formation, and combining these in formulations that effectively lubricate a diverse range of equipment, including gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, and hydraulic systems used in automobiles, trucks, ships, trains, tractors, and other equipment.
The Research Technician will provide technical support for current viscosity modifier business and expand the product line through advancement of fundamental knowledge and development of new products. The technician will work under guidance of a research scientist/engineer to execute testing and laboratory studies. The technician is expected to develop a reasonable and working understanding of methods, materials and principles to purposefully generate meaningful data and support team initiatives. The technician will be responsible for maintaining prudent laboratory practices while multi-tasking.
This job is on the Technical Career Ladder and will be placed based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.
Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:
- Execute laboratory studies on viscosity modifiers and formulated oils to support the product line growth strategy and address customer or quality issues
- Generate/blend viscosity modifier concentrates and formulated oils
- Run and maintain laboratory testing equipment
- Coordinate internal and external testing of samples
- Compile, summarize and effectively communicate technical results/data
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- At least 2 years' experience working in a laboratory environment
- Ability to deliver superior results and without compromise to Operational Excellence (OE)
- Strong technical communication skills
- Ability to engage, influence and build working relationships within and outside the team
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives and/or tasks simultaneously
- B.S. degree in Science or Engineering
- At least 3 years' experience working in a laboratory environment
- Competency in executing hands-on laboratory scale experiments
- Experience with lubricants, viscosity modifiers or other lubricant additives
Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.
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.
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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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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.