Chevron Returnship - Laboratory Technician in United States

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.

In support of the many transitions we encounter in our lives and careers, Chevron has launched Welcome Back, a program to hire, support and develop talented individuals reentering the workforce following a career hiatus. 

What to Expect:

  • 10-week returnship with integrated learning to include supervisor and mentor support for experiential learning and formal training.
  • Career support and development guidance to ensure participants have clear goals and support to attain them.
  • Inaugural cohort will begin after Labor Day and end at Thanksgiving.
  • Successful participants will begin full-time, permanent positions with Chevron.

  We are accepting online applications for the Returnship position of Laboratory Technician located in Richmond, CA California / United States.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Operates complex distillation and process laboratory equipment maintaining round-the-clock operations under the direction of the supervisor/lead technician.
  • Laboratory equipment includes large and small reactors and distillation columns.  Operating at elevated temperatures and atmospheric and sub-atmospheric pressures.
  • Full participation in Operational Excellence (OE) individually, on your crew and the ESU team.
    Work schedule is either 5/8 or 9/80.  Rotating shifts (graveyard, days and swing), Monday through Friday with occasional weekend overtime. (although rare, some overtime may be mandatory)
  • Operates process units, utility systems, and related equipment in accordance with the requests of research scientists and engineers with oversight of the supervisor or lead technician.  Ensures equipment is properly inspected to detect any unsafe or improperly functioning equipment.
  • Provides support in sample handling activities for research and crude assay samples for internal and external customers and other internal labs.
  • Meet OE objectives and milestones.

Required Qualifications:

  • To be eligible for a Welcome Back position, must not have worked in a directly-related job for most recent 2+ years.
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of 2 years Plant and/or Lab Operations experience (plant equipment and maintenance) or mechanical background work
  • Strong mechanical aptitude, process equipment and/or instrument technology
  • Operational Excellence for Labs

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree, or equivalent in science, technology, mechanical/pipe fitting trade or related field
  • Chemicals, heavy oil and distillate research or related materials
  • Some knowledge of electrical systems
  • Basic excel and word software
  • Strong Communication & Chevron Way Behaviors
  • Strong Commitment to OE in lab and office environments

 

Relocation Options:

 

Relocation will not be considered.

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.

  Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.   We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at <email address removed>.   Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

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