Company: BP
Skills: Chemist
Experience: 2 + Years
Education: Associates/2 yr Degree/Diploma
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Location: Toledo, Ohio, United States
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The Chemist Coordinator/Instrumentation Chemist role exists to maintain all laboratory equipment within design and/or procedural specifications. The successful candidate will perform maintenance on analytical testing instruments and supports the Safety Program and the Quality Assurance Program of the Lab. In addition, the role supports the Lab Management Staff on the implementation of advanced technology, serves as a mentor for lab technicians and performs other Lab related activities.Key accountabilities:
  • Responsible for health, safety and environmental performance and awareness in area of responsibility to achieve the goals of no accidents, no harm to people and no harm to the environment
    • Investigates accidents and near-misses as per required
    • Prepares and conducts safety meetings
    • Participates in all refinery safety programs and coordinates laboratory participation
  • Write/maintain maintenance and troubleshooting guidelines for lab instruments and equipment
  • Support Lab Technicians on technical issues as needed
  • Installs, Validates, and Commissions the analytical instrumentation
  • Monitor/perform required instruments calibrations for ensuring accuracy of the data produced for the instruments
  • Responsible for adherence to and improvement of established quality processes
  • Cross-train and maintain expertise appropriate to support broader Lab Support Staff and to backfill for other positions and supervisor positions
  • Safely maintains, repairs, and calibrates analyzers, instruments, and analytical equipment
  • Completely documents any problems and actions taken to correct equipment in a timely manner
  • Responds to instrument work orders or control chart deviations as required
  • Identifies problems and opportunities for improvements and communicates these to supervision
  • Orders parts and maintains a proper inventory of parts
  • Maintains a stock of required solvents, solutions, and calibration standards
  • Uses various software tools and electrical and electronic troubleshooting tools to diagnose instrument operations
  • Uses various software tools to schedule and track instrument maintenance and calibration records (both preventative and corrective)
  • Works with Support Staff to evaluate, install, and implement new instrumentation
  • Performing analytical testing using lab instruments as needed in support of the team
  • Plans third party maintenance activities

Essential education:
  • Associates Degree in Applied Science, Chemistry, Process Instrumentation Technology, Engineering Technology or similar science related discipline
  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or similar discipline is preferred

Essential experience and job requirements:
  • Minimum two years' work experience in a chemical technology, electrical and/or mechanical engineering field; Or, two years' work experience as an Analytical Chemist
  • Safe and working knowledge of electrical and electronic circuit boards and components
  • Safe and working knowledge and use of voltmeters and ammeters
  • Familiar with National Electrical Code (NEC)
  • Able to read and understand instrument schematics
  • Working knowledge of mechanical equipment
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, electronic, and computer controlled aspects of analytical/laboratory instruments
  • Working knowledge of sample conditioning systems
  • Working knowledge of gas meters, gravitometers, pH meters, moisture analyzers, gas chromatographs, and spectrometers

Desireable experience:
Knowledge of petroleum testing and specifications is preferred.