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Quality Control Technician

Quality Control Technician

  • Location United States - Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, United States - Pennsylvania - Warminster
  • Travel required No
  • Job category Research & Technology Group
  • Relocation available Negotiable
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code 136064BR
  • Experience level Entry
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Job summary

About us

At bp, we’re reimagining energy for people and our planet. With operations working across almost every part of the energy system, we’re leading the way in reducing carbon emissions and developing more sustainable methods for solving the energy challenge.

We’re a team with varied strengths of engineers, scientists, traders and business professionals determined to find answers to problems. But we know we can’t do it alone. We’re looking for people who share our passion for reinvention to bring a fresh opinion, ambition, and to challenge our thinking in our goal to achieve net zero!

Role Synopsis

The Quality Control Lab Technician will provide technical expertise and support to the operating departments within their facility by performing consistent and repeatable quality analysis of all products requiring quality verification. The technician will work in a team based environment and is responsible for operating in a manner that meets standards for safety, security, environmental, quality, accuracy and efficiency. This job requires the operation of various laboratory equipment used for general lubricants, motor oil and/or additive testing. Inputs are to be interpreted against specifications and management concerns.

Key Accountabilities

  • Records and maintains product analysis data.
  • Analyze, troubleshoot and tackle problems where needed.
  • Immediately communicates test results and assists in resolving internal non-conformances.
  • Promptly isolates nonconforming product and coordinates activities vital to resolve product quality or operating issues to resume production of high quality product. Rework nonconforming product.
  • Investigates test results and provides analysis on root cause, corrective and preventative actions.
  • Carries out the routine analysis of manufacturing samples using the specified ASTM method.
  • Completes testing of raw materials and finished good products according to methods specified by GLT.
  • Provide interface between the blending department and GLT to introduce new additives, formulations or process requirements, the Global Lubricants Technology QA Manual, the Global Quality Standards or through the Management of Change process
  • Issues in-process adjustments to manufacturing in a timely matter.
  • Performs routine calibration, and maintenance of laboratory instruments as required for normal lab operations.
  • Performs routine and special process, product, and raw material analyses using chemical, physical and instrumental methods.
  • Supports analysis of samples as part of GAGE R&R and SPC.
  • Practices site safety and environmental standards and follows local area policies.
  • Participates in job safety analysis and has good work area housekeeping.
  • Supports the laboratory's ISO9001/ IATF 16949 quality management system and audits.
  • Performs job duties in a resourceful and controlled manner to align with all operating procedures to avoid safety and environmental risks and liability.
  • Maintain data records, perform SPC analysis as required, SAP data entry
  • Follow all procedures per the IATF 16949 Standards /ISO RC14001 and Plant Operating Procedures.
  • Verifies Blend Orders for formulation, component listing, and testing parameters.
  • Maintain quality assurance programs to meet process specifications and end-product quality measurements for API, ISO 9001:2000 and general customer requirements.
  • Ensure frequent review and assessment of product hazards and risks applicable to BP with anticipated conditions of storage and use.

Crucial Education:

Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) related subject area required.

Crucial Experience and Job Requirements:

  • Analytical instrumentation basics required and hands-on experience.
  • Willingness to work second Shift (1pm-9pm)
  • Must have experience with general chemistry concepts and laboratory applications- titrations, preparation of molar and normal solutions, dilutions, and general instrumentation (spectroscopy, Karl Fisher, pH)
  • Must have Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including ability to write and understand technically related protocols
  • Must be familiar with equipment operations, process controls, process flows, and chemistry with additives.

Desirable criteria

  • Should have ISO 9001; IATF 16949 Experience; ISO 14001 experience
  • Basic to intermediate proficiency in SAP
  • Experience in petro-chemical and/ or chemical industry
  • Ability to work in teams to acquire results, ability to prioritize and supervise activities, minimal direction
  • Maintain high housekeeping standards for equipment and QC lab work area

Considering Joining bp?

At bp, we support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and exciting environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. bp is committed to encouraging an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly. There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These can include, but not limited to, access to health, vision and dental insurance, paid time off policy, discretionary annual bonus program, long-term incentive program, and a generous 401K matching program.

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