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Laboratory Technician I
United State Of America
Feb 27, 2019
Salary: Negotiable
Experience 2.0-6.0 years
Job Category Technician Jobs
Employment Type Full time
Industry Oil & Gas
Skill Laboratory Ops / Tech
Role Laboratory Technician Jobs
Designation Lab Technician
Education High School Diploma
No. of vacancies 1
About Company

Core analysis as a commercial service is introduced to the petroleum industry by Core Laboratories. The early work of James A. Lewis, Core Lab’s first President, on the determination of the permeability coefficient of a porous media became a guideline for those involved in controlled oil production. Core’s second employee, W. L. (Bill) Horner, conceived the summation of fluids method for measuring porosity by adding the oil and water content and void space in a core sample. He also patented the downdraft retort used in oil and water measurements and developed the method of injecting mercury into a sample to determine its void space.

Job Description

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN I 

JOB SUMMARY 

Performs routine laboratory tests under close supervision to determine chemical or physical characteristics designated by the client.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Receive and log field samples. Assist in general lab activities.
  • Read and understand all analysis and safety standards in English, including ASTM, UOP, and IP.
  • Assist senior laboratory personnel in setting up, adjusting and operating laboratory equipment for which the technician has been adequately trained and has been verified to operate correctly in accordance with applicable standards and sound laboratory practice.
  • Assist in or perform basic analytical tests from well-defined standards and procedures as assigned by the Laboratory Manager. Clean and sterilize laboratory equipment.
  • Prepare chemical solutions according to standard formulas. Understand and be able to complete laboratory raw data sheets and make accurate entries into laboratory computer programs.


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with certain disabilities to perform the essential job functions when safety is not compromised. 

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE 

A high school graduate or equivalent required. Bachelor of Science degree preferred and at least two years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

LANGUAGE SKILLS 

Ability to read, analyze and interpret instructional and technical materials relating to procedures and safety; and applicable government regulations. Ability to write applicable reports and correspondence clearly. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, schedulers and clients.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS 

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, and quantities (linear, volumetric, or weight) and to read and interpolate applicable data and tables. Able to draw and interpret applicable graphs and control charts.

REASONING ABILITY 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule formats.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES 

Familiarity with basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs is helpful but not required; however Laboratory Technicians must possess the capability to learn these applications through instruction provided by ProTechnics.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS 

The physical demands described here are representative, but not necessarily all-inclusive, of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with certain disabilities to perform the essential functions when safety is not compromised.

Physical Qualifications for Petroleum Laboratory technicians:
 
  • ProTechnics requires laboratory technicians to meet the following physical qualifications
  • Pass the drug and alcohol test specified by ProTechnics for safety-sensitive employees.
  • Be able to work in the presence of odors typical of petroleum or petrochemicals without allergic reactions or nausea, when such odors are within OSHA-designated permissible exposure limits (PELs).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and test or smell. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Laboratory personnel must regularly lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions when safety is not compromised.
 
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. ProTechnics provides product information, training, engineering controls, and personal protective equipment in an effort to protect employees from exposure to potentially harmful levels of those materials. Employees are required to read product information, use available engineering controls, follow guidelines presented during training, and be able to wear and use appropriate protective equipment, including respiratory protective equipment, as may be required by the work environment.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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