Research Technician I

Richmond, CA 94801

Posted: 01/03/2024 Job Category: Research Job Number: 179338 Pay Rate: $27.00 - $29.00

Job Description

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Catalyst Lab Technician is involved with synthesis, characterization, production, and qualification at all levels in the Catalyst Supply Chain, ranging from raw materials [i.E., aluminas and zeolites], product intermediates [i.E., zeolite filter cakes and catalyst base templates], to finished and ultimately, spent catalysts. Additionally, the technologist provides support in the form of preparing size-specific catalyst charges for performance testing, as well as the preparation of size-specific catalysts to be shipped and loaded into refinery reactors worldwide. Working in alignment with the rest of the Catalyst Lab team as well as relevant stakeholders, all work conducted is done with the aim of providing support for Chevron s overall Catalyst Supply Business: R&D and scale-up/commercialization/manufacture of both raw materials and catalysts, as well as in technical support of refineries that utilize our technology. R&D work often leads to new the development of new technologies and products that may be patented and/or lead to commercialization in the future. This role requires strict adherence to lab safety and compliance policies to uphold the site safety culture.


Prepares laboratory size catalysts on specialized equipment for mixing, extruding drying and calcining.
Prepares small catalyst samples for analytical inspections and performance testing.
Prepares complex metal solutions.
Performs metal separation and purification procedures by solvent extraction.
Performs physical tests on laboratory and commercial catalysts.
General wet chemistry methods
Keeping Chemical Inventory and keeping Catalyst Storage Inventory
Report data in written reports
Maintain a safe, clean, well-organized lab, meeting all safety and environmental regulations

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences or related field.
Minimum of (1) year of laboratory experience
Experience in wet chemistry procedures and analytical techniques.
Mechanical aptitude for operation and maintenance of process instrumentation and lab-scale industrial equipment [mixers, extruders].
Microsoft Suite proficiency
Prompt with delivery of data and results
Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key Chevron colleagues outside their immediate workgroup.
Demonstrates understanding of SDS and where to obtain information regarding hazards and proper storage/handling of a particular substance.
Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety culture.
Strong work ethic and capability within a team setting. Collaborations with team members and customers/stakeholders are a must.
Strong communication skills with team/customers/stakeholders both written and verbal. Takes initiative to provide insight and input on project-related topics. Shows an ability to identify and propose new research ideas in collaboration with others based on previous experiences.
Demonstrates willingness and flexibility to multitask and adjust schedules to meet project deadlines. Demonstrates a high level of organization and planning, considering dealing with several projects at once is routine in the Catalyst Lab.
Must be able to lift 40-50 lbs. Comfortably

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

Preferred Skills:

Experience in separating and purifying metals from complex solutions.
Synthesis of catalyst materials.
Familiarity with computer controlled equipment, spreadsheets, and word processing.

Pay Range:

The pay range for this position is $27.00-$29.00 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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