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Laboratory Technician

Naperville, IL

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Laboratory Technician
BP Americas, Inc.

Job #714783053
Job title:
Laboratory Technician
Role synopsis:
This position is part of a laboratory team that operates the asphalt and fuels laboratories in Naperville, IL. This team performs analytical testing of asphalt and fuel samples and also procures and sends samples as requested. Customers of the labs include the Technology Deployment and Product Development teams within GFT, Asphalt Sales, BP refinery laboratories, R&TE, Petrochemicals, and customers who purchase BP asphalt or fuels.
Req ID:
United States - Illinois - Naperville
Is this a part time position?:
Relocation available:
Travel required:
Key accountabilities:
Promote and maintain a safe and clean work environment, and adhere to regulations and BP policies within the framework of the Code of Conduct.
Support new product development and quality assurance by procuring and analyzing samples from refineries, terminals, service stations, and customers as needed.
Assist BP refinery laboratories, Asphalt Sales, R&TE, Petrochemicals, and new markets by running samples to verify correlated methods, resolve customer inquiries, or provide coverage if similar equipment is not operational.
Provide samples as requested to Product Development, customers, round-robin organizations, accrediting authorities, and contract laboratories.
Participate in both internal and external round robin programs and audits to monitor lab proficiency, take corrective actions as findings dictate, and maintain accreditation where applicable.
Comply with site sample receiving and storage policies including entrees as required in the CIS system and keeping inventories under capacity limits.
Complete Risk Assessments, Task Hazard Evaluations, MOCs, and SOPs as appropriate for new equipment or methods.
Complete cross training to operate all testing equipment in both the asphalt and fuels laboratories.
Generate monthly reporting of lab performance through the LIMS system.
Maintain awareness of emerging testing technologies and participate in the capital planning process.
Facilitate the development of technical service engineers by training and demonstrating safe and efficient laboratory techniques.
Essential Education:
High School diploma/GED and 2 years of experience as a lab technician OR Bachelors degree in Chemistry, Physics or equivalent
Desirable criteria and qualifications:
Ability to communicate technical issues to internal and external customers.
Previous experience with fuel or asphalt test methods and properties.
About BP:
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.
Application close date:
Research, Development & Technology
Job category:
Research & Technology
Countries (State/Region):
United States - Illinois
If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test (and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (~4 cm/1 ½” scalp, or > 2 cm/¾” body – arms & armpits/legs/chest)
As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, BP is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard for race, color, gender, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, military status, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any other protected group status. We are also committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us or have one of your representatives contact us at ~~~ or by telephone at ~~~.
Read the Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the poster supplement - for more information about Equal Employment Opportunities. ( Spanish version )
BP is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. View our policy statement .
Essential experience and job requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory analytical techniques and equipment maintenance.
Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory quality control (QC) techniques.
Strong organizational and time management skills.
Ability to gain respect of peers and work in a team to accomplish goals.
Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
Capability to use a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Experience using spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software (MS Office Suite)
Strong problem solving and analytical thinking skills
Valid driver’s license with excellent driving record
Other Requirements (eg Travel, Location):
There are no additional requirements. Please respond with N/A below.
Eligibility Requirements:
If you are applying for a position in the United States, you must be at least 18 years of age, legally authorized to work in the United States; and not require sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., TN, H1B status), now or in the future.
Updated 08/11/2018

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