• Lab Tech

    BP Americas, Inc.Whiting, IN 46394

    Job #1084022764

  • 112528BR

    Job title:

    Lab Tech



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    About BP:

    At BP, we're involved in every aspect of the energy system. With over 73,000 employees in 78 countries, we're constantly working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. And with our Downstream business producing refined petroleum products, creating premium brand lubricants, delivering 11.9m tonnes of petrochemicals and supplying distinctive fuels and retail services through 18,700 retail sites, they're helping us meet the biggest demands of the world.

    As part of our Downstream team, you'll help deliver high-quality products and services that meet all of our customers' needs, all while growing and achieving your career's biggest goals. Join BP and help us change the way we power up the world.

    Job Family Group:

    Research & Technology Group

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    Job Profile Summary:

    Laboratory Technicians are involved in sampling, testing and reporting the test results on a full range of petroleum products and streams processed and manufactured at the Whiting Business Unit. They follow established testing procedures and must do so in a safe and timely manner.

    Time Type:

    Full time


    United States of America


    United States - Indiana - Whiting

    Job advert:

    • Provides prompt and accurate testing of routine or non-routine samples using the required method/standard.

    • Records and maintains accurate records of analysis.

    • Enters test results into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

    • Contributes effectively to the team, meeting both team and personal objectives as set.

    • Communicates accurately any unusual observations made during analysis of samples so as to assist in resolving internal non-conformances.

    • Assists the laboratory chemists and supervisors in the development of new test procedures.

    • Provides training for new laboratory technicians.

    • Performs routine maintenance on analytical and process equipment as required for normal lab operations.

    • Maintains equipment, calibrations and performance-monitoring checks ensuring accurate records.

    • Performs any required retesting and communicates off-specification product results.

    • 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 quality management system.

    • Understands and supports the day-to-day operational and the longer-term strategic goals of the refinery and laboratory.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong, analytical chemistry skills.

    • Intermediate computer skills.

    • Knowledge on the use of LIMS.

    • Knowledge on the use of SQC methods.

    • Able to follow procedures.

    • Knowledge of petroleum testing and specifications is preferred.

    • Ability to write procedures (standard work instructions), and train others and document progress.

    • Currently working 8 hour rotating shifts, and be available for mandatory overtime (known as a draft), including weekends and holidays. Will transition to 12 hour rotating shift in 2020

    • A valid driver's license.


    • Associates Degree in a chemical technology field or a Bachelors Degree in a chemical related field. A minimum of two years of college chemistry is required.
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