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Associate Technician (Product Development - Castrol)

Associate Technician (Product Development - Castrol)

  • Location United States - New Jersey - Wayne
  • Travel required Negligible travel
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 139335BR
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary

About Us

Our ambition is to be a net zero company by 2050 or sooner, and to help the world get to net zero carbon. Our innovation and engineering community will be key to making this a reality. We have a vacancy for an Associate Technician, Product Development working as a member of the Emerging Specifications Product Development Team.
The Applied Sciences team operate a range of pioneering laboratories and research equipment around the globe. Our Wayne, NJ laboratory conducts research, development, deployment, and technical service activities to support bp Castrol automotive and industrial lubricants businesses.

Job Purpose

The role of the Associate Technician will be to handle the operation of the blending laboratory in support of the development technologists. You will be responsible for supporting product development through conducting laboratory-based work, which may include blend studies, sample administration and submission for testing, ensuring the quality, standard and timeliness of the work carried out meets agreed expectations. The Associate Technician will work under guidance of the Team Leader.

Key Accountabilities

  • Lead and prioritize blending of oils and performance testing as requested by Product Development Technologists and Team Leader
  • Lead storage of incoming raw materials including stock control, QC and MSDS
  • Responsible for the implementation and management of laboratory operating procedures e.g. equipment calibration, raw material storage, equipment maintenance responsibilities
  • Responsible for conducting blending within the laboratory
  • Submission of samples for testing both externally and internally
  • Co-ordinate training for new starters and visitors to include operation of laboratory equipment, blending and raw material management
  • Arrange purchase of consumables and new laboratory equipment
  • Work closely with the Team Leader and development technologists to ensure application of the best laboratory practices, sample handling, lab standards and all HSE regulations
  • Prioritize blending for a large group of customers ensuring that a timely delivery of blends at a high quality is always achieved

Essential Criteria & Qualifications

  • Associate degree in a science; chemistry, engineering or related subject area required; Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Laboratory management experience including control of raw materials, accurate blending, and servicing customers in a timely manner
  • Able to demonstrate a collaborative approach to working
  • Able to demonstrate strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Basic knowledge of BP’s lubricant products, their composition, manufacture, and application
  • Basic understanding of the interfaces and drivers within the business, between sales, marketing, supply chain and the product development and research teams within GLT

Why join us

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.
There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are important, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, a generous paid parental leave policy, and excellent retirement benefits, among others!
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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