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Research Technician

Date: Sep 11, 2019

Chevron is one of the world's leading energy companies, with approximately 48,000 employees working in countries around the world. We explore, produce and transport crude oil and natural gas; refine, market and distribute fuels and other energy products; manufacture and sell petrochemical products; generate power; and develop future energy resources. 


Chevron is accepting online applications for the position of Research Technician located in Richmond, CA California/United States through September 25, 2019 at 11:59 (Eastern Standard Time).


Requisition ID#405941


Chevron Oronite Company LLC is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of performance additives for fuels and lubricating oils. We are a global company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of Chevron Corporation. Our research is focused on developing additives that control oxidation, friction, wear, viscosity, and deposit formation, and combining these in formulations that effectively lubricate a diverse range of equipment, including gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, and hydraulic systems used in automobiles, trucks, ships, trains, tractors, and other equipment.

The Research Technician will provide technical support for current viscosity modifier business and expand the product line through advancement of fundamental knowledge and development of new products.  The technician will work under guidance of a research scientist/engineer to execute testing and laboratory studies.  The technician is expected to develop a reasonable and working understanding of methods, materials and principles to purposefully generate meaningful data and support team initiatives.  The technician will be responsible for maintaining prudent laboratory practices while multi-tasking.

This job is on the Technical Career Ladder and will be placed based on the experience and qualifications of the successful candidate.


Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Execute laboratory studies on viscosity modifiers and formulated oils to support the product line growth strategy and address customer or quality issues
  • Generate/blend viscosity modifier concentrates and formulated oils
  • Run and maintain laboratory testing equipment
  • Coordinate internal and external testing of samples
  • Compile, summarize and effectively communicate technical results/data


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • At least 2 years’ experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Ability to deliver superior results and without compromise to Operational Excellence (OE)
  • Strong technical communication skills
  • Ability to engage, influence and build working relationships within and outside the team
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives and/or tasks simultaneously


Preferred Qualifications:

  • B.S. degree in Science or Engineering
  • At least 3 years’ experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Competency in executing hands-on laboratory scale experiments
  • Experience with lubricants, viscosity modifiers or other lubricant additives


Relocation Options:

Relocation will not be considered within Chevron parameters.


International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position.


Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:


Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, or other status protected by law or regulation.


Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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