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Laboratory Chemist I - CALIFORNIA

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One of our major clients in the Oil and Gas industry is seeking a Laboratory Chemist to work within their facilities in Rodeo, CA, on a 12-months contract.


Conduct laboratory analysis methods in accordance with established standards and practices, assuring instruments/equipment are properly maintained.
Routine testing and certification of hydrocarbons including Diesel and Gasoline.
Conduct water analysis as required for refinery operations and regulatory requirement
Troubleshoot and repair lab instrumentation such as gas chromatographs (GCís)
Document results and report them using Laboratory Information Management system (LIMS)
Prepare and run calibration standards and quality control samples to help ensure laboratory analyses are within statistical control
Review lab analytical procedures to ensure compliance with ASTM, UOP, EPA, and/or other industry standards.
Train other lab personnel as required on lab analytical methods and other procedures
Help maintain lab supplies at acceptable levels
Perform and/or coordinate with outside labs routine and specialized testing as required
Additional projects, as assigned


Associate degree in physical sciences or higher
Experience working in R&D/QA/QC testing facility
Computer proficiency with typical Laboratory software (e.g., LIMS, GC software, statistical packages etc.)
Must possess/maintain valid driverís license & TWIC card.
Must have good working knowledge of Microsoft applications Ė Word, Excel, and Outlook.
You will stand out if you have:

1 or more years of R&D/QA/QC/Production laboratory experience in petroleum refinery or an equivalent 3rd party laboratory.†
Advanced degree in Chemistry or physical science with emphasis on analytical/instrumentation methods.
Knowledge of applicable ASTM, EPA, UOP, ISO, Federal, State, Local regulatory requirements, and methods
The ability to apply the basic statistical tools used in a refinery production laboratory to help ensure analytical results are in control.
Demonstrated development and implementation of original analysis methods.
Strong working knowledge of safe Laboratory practices.
Ability to effectively interact with all organizational levels and value diversity.†

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