Lab Technician II

Richmond, CA 94801

Posted: 05/23/2024 Job Category: Technical Job Number: 180212 Pay Rate: $22.00 - $27.00

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

1. Operates complex distillation and process laboratory equipment maintaining round-the-clock operations under the direction of the supervisor/lead technician or operator.
Laboratory equipment includes large and small reactors, research units and distillation columns. Operating at elevated temperatures, high pressures as well as atmospheric and sub-atmospheric pressures.
(we understand that experience in this type of work, from the outside is rare so as a substitute for experience in this field we look for individuals that have good mechanical aptitude, are very trainable and work well on a team)
2. Full participation in Operational Excellence (OE) individually, on your crew and the ESU team.
3. Work schedule is:
- HPPC - 12-hour days rotating on a refinery operations schedule *
4. Operates process units, utility systems, and related equipment in accordance with the requests of research scientists and engineers with oversight of the supervisor or lead technician. Ensures equipment is properly inspected to detect any unsafe or improperly functioning equipment.
5. Follows the work of new experiments, new additions or changes to process units and house systems to assure adherence to safe work practices
6. Provides support in sample handling activities for research and crude assay samples for internal and external customers and other internal labs.
7. Meets OE objectives and milestones.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Job Criteria:
1. Min: High School Diploma; Preferred: Associate degree, or equivalent in science, technology, mechanical/pipe fitting trade or related field
2. Must have Experience with:
- (Min 3+ yrs.) Plant and/or Lab Operations experience (plant equipment and maintenance) or mechanical background work
- Strong mechanical aptitude, process equipment and/or instrument technology
- OE for Labs
3. Prefer Experience with:
- ROP (Refinery Operator Training) experience/attendance
- Chemicals, heavy oil and distillate research or related materials
- Some knowledge of electrical systems
- Basic excel and word software
- Strong Communication & COMPANY Way Behaviors
- Strong Commitment to OE in lab and office environments
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key COMPANY colleagues outside their immediate work group.

* HPPC is a 12 hour shift schedule (5: 00 5: 00) operating 365 days a year. A typical 28 day schedule: day shift 4 nights / 3 off / 3 days / 1 off / 3 nights / 3 off / 4 days / 7 off

Must have a valid driver s license and current state required minimum vehicle insurance coverage to drive onto Client and Company property.

Preferred Skills:

Pay Range:

The pay range for this position is $ 22.00- $27.00 per hour; however, the pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. This pay information is being provided pursuant to applicable law and is based in part on market location.


The benefits available with this position include:

  • Ongoing Training (RSO, Systems, Software Programs, OSHA Safety, JJ Keller, etc.)

  • Continuous Employment Development and Learning

  • Ongoing Advocacy, internal assets with HSE, Legal and HR teams and experts to aid in Employee Career Path and Advancement

  • 401K

  • Aetna & Kaiser Group Medical Coverage

  • Dental Insurance Coverage

  • Vision Insurance Coverage

  • Basic Life Insurance & AD&D

  • Long Term Disability

  • Voluntary Short-Term Disability

  • Access to Health Joy

  • GAP Medical Coverage

  • Direct Deposit

  • Health Savings and Flexible Spending Accounts

Cenergy is a dynamic, diverse, woman-owned company that has provided stellar support to our clients globally for over 25 years! We hire extraordinary people, and each of our team members are encouraged to embody our core values to drive innovation and own it with integrity and trust while adding to our positive and forward-thinking atmosphere.

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