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Lab Technician III - Richmond, CA

Branch ID: 3204

Staffmark is looking for a Chemist to join our Team at a local Oil and Gas company.

The contractor position reports to the physical analysis team of PMCU. PMCU stands for the Petroleum and Materials Characterization Unit (PMCU), which resides in the Downstream Technology & Services department of PMCU provides services for the testing and characterization of crude oil and petroleum products and support process troubleshooting using analytical chemistry. Physical analysis lab covers various physical property tests, including flow property tests, volatility and flammability tests, density and filtration tests, some catalyst characterization and thermal analyses.

The open position requires working in multiple areas of the physical analysis lab.


Working with lab mates, prepare samples and perform standard and non-standard analytical measurements in the following areas:

• density, skeletal and particle density, refractive index, N-D-M

• flow properties including viscosity, freeze point, cloud point and pour point

• catalyst testing using mercury porosimetry, chemisorption

• thermal properties testing using TGA, VTGA, PDSC, etc.

In addition to performing sample testing, job duties also include samples log-in and distribution, managing chemical inventory, performing QA/QC testing, monitoring and maintaining QC charts, reviewing/reporting/communicating analytical results to customers, performing instrument troubleshooting and basic maintenance and repair.

Required Qualifications:

• BS in Chemistry or related field

• One year of experience in a petroleum testing lab.

BS in Chemistry or related field

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Lab Technician III

City, State or Zip Code: Richmond, CA

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Date Posted: 10/09/2019