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Kapolei, HI, US, 96707

Job Function:  Refinery
Requisition Number:  824

Title:  Laboratory Technician

POSITION SUMMARY
This position reports to the Laboratory Manager and is responsible for performing a variety of tests which are predominantly physical in nature in connection with quality control of crude oils, process streams, and finished and unfinished products. This position demonstrates a broad knowledge of established quality control and operating procedures as well as good laboratory technique.
EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
College degree in Chemistry or related sciences preferred.
EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT
A minimum of two years of experience in a laboratory preferred.    
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
•    Performs tests in connection with the quality control of crude oils, process streams, finished and unfinished products. Follows standard test procedures to determine physical and chemical properties and ensures products meet quality control standards. Determines characteristics such as API gravity, flash points, freeze points, vapor pressure and distillation using testing and laboratory equipment. 
•    Responsible for routine inspection, basic maintenance and calibration of testing equipment to ensure optimum operating condition.  
•    Prepares solvents, solutions and glassware needed for testing.
•    Maintains accurate records of test results and reports test results promptly to the department concerned. Accurately enters results into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). 
•    Maintains records of retained samples and discards samples at the end of the retention period.
•    Refills reagent bottles and replaces gas cylinders. 
•    Cleans sample bottles, and laboratory glassware. 
•    Empties/discards sample cans. 
•    Works with the lab chemists to keep lab supplies and consumables stocked.  Monitoring and maintaining an inventory of consumables and requesting (internally) additional supplies as necessary.
•    Responsible for compliance with all refinery environmental, health and safety standards.
•    Other duties as required.
COMPETENCIES
Safety & Environmental:  Demonstrates a thorough understanding of safety and environmental and how it contributes to the health and safety of employees, customers, contractors, vendors and the environment; able to analyze risks, exposure and/or root causes.  Takes action to prevent and resolve safety and environmental concerns.
Interpersonal Relationships:  Relates well to and effectively influences others within and across functions through effective communication and collaboration.
Decision Quality:  Makes decisions in a timely manner, sometimes with incomplete information and under tight deadlines and pressure; able to make quick decisions.  Makes good decisions based upon a mixture of analysis, wisdom, experience and judgement.
Written Communication: Is able to write clearly and succinctly in a variety of communication setting and styles; can get messages across that have the desired effect.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Must be in good physical condition.  Light to medium physical work required in standing for long periods, must be able to see with a 20/40 vision or better, and distinguish colors.  Frequent standing, walking, wrist movement and finger dexterity required in performing the essential functions of the job. In cases of emergencies, running is required.
OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
Must possess good computer skills, be safety and environmentally sensitive, be able to put out fires, and respond to emergency situations.
WORK ENVIRONMENT
Works at the refinery.  Exposed to noise, smoke, fumes, gases and solvents.  Safety glasses, earplugs, gloves, steel-toe shoes, mask, hard hats and respirators are provided.  Hourly position working on 12-hour shifts, 5 a.m. - 5 p.m./5 p.m. - 5 a.m. four days on/four days off.


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Nearest Major Market: Honolulu
Nearest Secondary Market: Hawaii

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