Company: Chevron
Skills: Research & Development
Experience: 7 + Years
Education: Masters 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 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 Employee Referral Posting -Senior Materials R&D located in Richmond, CA California through 11/1/19 at 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time).

Requisition ID#405334


Chevron's Energy Technology Company (ETC) provides subject matter experts (SME's) to the company operations around the world. This position on the Materials and Corrosion R&D Team will further strengthen Chevron's core competencies in the development and application of advanced materials in our Downstream and Upstream operations worldwide. The role will require deep knowledge and experience across a broad range of materials technologies. Prior hands-on work in the testing, engineering, development including microstructural evaluation and impact on properties of both ferrous alloys and corrosion resistant alloys is required. Candidates should also have familiarity with corrosion science, including basic electrochemistry, and non-metallic materials. In addition to serving as one of our subject matter experts, the candidates primary responsibility will be to lead Strategic Research (SR) and Technology Development (TD) projects and develop new research ideas in areas pertaining to advanced materials and corrosion control. This role involves engagement with Chevron Business Units to deploy these technologies.

  • Education: MS and/or Ph.D. in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Metallurgy, Corrosion, or related field.
  • Minimum of 7 years of materials R&D experience outside of academia
  • Minimum 5-years of industry experience preferrably in oil and gas
  • Minumim of 3 years experience working with microstructure-property relationships in materials.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience with broad materials testing to include: physical properties, corrosion, stress corrosion cracking.
  • Knowledge of electrochemistry and corrosion mechanisms.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and problem-solving skills in industrial business environments.


Relocation will be considered

International Considerations

No Expats at this time

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, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information 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.




Chevron placed 3rd in the 2019 Rigzone Ideal Employer Rankings -  find out more here.