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Lab Technician

Lab Technician

  • Location United States - Ohio - Toledo
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available No
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 137072BR
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary

The Laboratory Technician role at the BP Toledo Refinery plays a major role in the maintaining a quality assurance laboratory that specializes in certifying products, intermediates and other refinery samples in the refinery Lab.
The Lab Technician position works 12-hour rotating shifts that include weekends, holidays and overtime opportunities supporting the refinery. Additionally, this is a hourly position employed by BP; successful candidates have the choice to be represented by the United Steelworkers Local 1-346.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Ensures all analytical team personnel, equipment and software is consistently utilized with all BP, industry or other standards, methods and analytical practices.
  • Responsible for instrument and chemical analysis of petroleum products, feed stocks, compressed gases, and wastewater for product quality assurance, process optimization and environmental compliance purposes.
  • Performs instrument and chemical analyses of petroleum products, compressed gases, and wastewater.
  • Performs sampling activities of Fuel Products (Liquid and LPG) and other refinery streams.
  • Drives company vehicles for transporting samples on public roads.
  • Maintains, calibrates, troubleshoots, and performs minor repairs on laboratory instrumentation.
  • Works a rotating shift schedule with required overtime.
  • Works alone and independently without supervision on a wide variety of tasks.
  • Applies experience, training and technical knowledge.
  • Understands and is compliant with all Control of Work (CoW) and Process Safety policies and procedures.
Essential Education:
  • Required: Associate’s degree in Technical field.
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry.
Essential Education & Job Requirements:
  • Required: Minimum 5 years of laboratory experience including the interpretation, development, and application of analytical standards.
  • Preferred: Experience in a petrochemical facility.
Required Skills / Competencies:
  • Understanding of distillation and chemical reaction mechanisms is required.
  • Ability to accurately perform precision sampling and testing, ability to work in teams.
  • Basic understanding of the manufacturing process including economics, commercial awareness, identification of optimization opportunities, and process and control technology in their area.
  • Ability to multitask by proficient synthesis of all relationships between the processes.
  • Analyzing problems/troubleshooting and problem solving: Systematically determine the root cause(s) of problems through questioning and inspecting, and then identify the best course of action to take.
  • Ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences to optimize or detect abnormal conditions within the process.
  • Maintain regulatory compliance while operating the process. This involves the complete understanding of environmental and safety limits.
  • Ability to solve job-related problems by making mathematical calculations using a hand calculator or by hand.
  • The ability to analyze lab data and understand process variable relationships.
  • Willingness to perform physically active job tasks, some of which involve year-round outdoor work in all types of weather.
  • Able to participate in assessment testing and a pre-employment screening that may take several weeks to complete.
  • The ability to successfully pass a physical abilities demonstration, including the ability to climb tanks to extended heights and flights of stairs.
  • Legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis for anyone other than current employer.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license at time of employment.
Other Requirements:
  • Willingness to work 12 - 16 hour rotating shifts that may include weekends, holidays and overtime.
  • Must be able to pass physical abilities testing
  • TWIC card is necessary for the role.

The Laboratory Technician role at the BP Toledo Refinery plays a major role in the maintaining a quality assurance laboratory that specializes in certifying products, intermediates and other refinery samples in the refinery Lab.
The Lab Technician position works 12-hour rotating shifts that include weekends, holidays and overtime opportunities supporting the refinery. Additionally, this is a hourly position employed by BP; successful candidates have the choice to be represented by the United Steelworkers Local 1-346.

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