Company: NES Fircroft
Skills: Operations Management, Laboratory Ops / Tech
Experience: 4 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Commerce City, Colorado, United States

Job Title - Chemist

Location - Commerce City, CO

Job Type - Permanent

Work Schedule - Days, Mon - Fri

NES Fircroft is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the Oil & Gas Industry. Our client, a leading integrated energy company with a refinery in the Denver, CO area has a permanent opportunity for a Chemist.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assess and apply innovation in developing technological solutions to further advance improvements in measurement systems, capture efficiencies
  • Responsible to ensure laboratory instrumentation and measurements are compliant with all applicable SPC/SQC processes, addressing both acute and chronic issues as necessary
  • Advise laboratory personnel of priorities in day to day activities.
  • Responsible to schedule personnel to ensure adequate staffing is available to support safe, reliable laboratory operations.
  • Manage decisions regarding personnel issues to ensure that the rules of the collective bargaining agreement are being followed.
  • Interface with engineering, production planning and other refinery operations personnel in troubleshooting and optimization of plant production and quickly resolve quality assurance issues
  • Work with appropriate laboratory staff to develop and update testing protocols, providing technical support where necessary
  • Install and commission new analytical instrumentation - train affected personnel, generate/support related procedures, develop related reliability programs and SPC processes based on criticality/risk.
  • Responsible for the repair and uptime of advanced laboratory electronics and instrumentation.
  • Ensure that laboratory database (LIMs) is aligned with customer needs; SQC requirements are maintained, specifications are updated, testing schedules are accurate, resources are adequate, and interfaces such as OSI PI are functional.
  • Provide technical assistance to operations for specialized activities
Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Chemical or Electrical Engineering
  • Four or more years of experience in refining or a related field
  • Experience troubleshooting and repairing GC MS lab equipment and instrumentation
  • Experience calibration and QA/QC lab equipment
  • Experience testing crude oil, gasoline, or other petroleum products
  • Knowledge of ASTM methods and EPA testing guidelines
Skills and Knowledge:

  • Effective organizational skills to prioritize initiatives and communicate information within tight, production-driven deadlines.
  • Enjoys sharing knowledge and advancing the capabilities of others, rewarded in their success.
  • Ability to apply professional knowledge to analyze, understand refinery processes, and support resolution to technical problems
  • Self-motivated, works independent while being collaborative in driving continuous improvement within the laboratory function
  • Effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to build positive relationships with internal and external contacts in order to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • Knowledge of electronics and related communication protocols, chemistry and instrumented measurement systems as they are used in chemical/refinery industry.

Working Conditions

  • Working hours can be extended during periods of process unit upsets, equipment start-ups and/or other demands required in supporting un-interrupted laboratory operations.

With over 90 years' combined experience, NES Fircroft (NES) is proud to be the world's leading engineering staffing provider spanning the Oil & Gas, Power & Renewables, Infrastructure, Life Sciences, Mining, Automotive and Chemicals sectors worldwide.With more than 100 offices in 45 countries, we are able to provide our clients with the engineering and technical expertise they need, wherever and whenever it is needed. We offer contractors far more than a traditional recruitment service, supporting with everything from securing visas and work permits, to providing market-leading benefits packages and accommodation, ensuring they are safely and compliantly able to support our clients.