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Lab Technician III

Richmond, CA

Post Date: 02/14/2018 Job ID: 161216 Industry: Other

Lab Technician/Operator will perform research for refining processes.

Daily activities include:
• Conducts Lab work designed to process crude, distillate and blended materials under the direction of a Lead Operator.
• Operating environment include processing units that contain large & small reactors, operating at elevated temperatures and pressures, vacuum resid hydrocracking, high pressure gas, and utilities

Responsibilities include:
• Complete activities of process units, utility systems, and/or related equipment during shift in accordance with the requests and directions of research scientists and engineers.
• Complete sampling and basic tests of products and gas
• Perform basic maintenance and frequently inspects equipment to detect any unsafe conditions.

Must Have Qualifications:
• Minimum High School Diploma or GED
• Must have at least 1-year (min.) experience as an operator or technician in process laboratories or maintenance facilities.
• Must have at least 1-year (min.) of experience with handling laboratory/maintenance chemicals, including collection and disposal of hazardous wastes. 
• Being able to lift as much as 30 lbs. and working on their feet majority of the day.
• Basic computer skills are a must- the ability to understand different charts for reading temperatures or pulling down a report when working through a computer.
• Need to have the ability to understand and navigate through Word and Excel

Prefer Experience with:
• Process equipment and experience comfortably operating flow meters, valves and pumps.
• Knowledge of instrument technology
• Experience in oil and gas is a highly preferred. Anything from the chemical or oil industry
• Strong ability to troubleshoot problems & develop solutions for process equipment
• Knowledge of electrical systems. Mechanical background/heavy equipment experience
• Strong computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software
• Strong written and verbal communication skills

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