Weatherford supports the sustainable development and production of oil and gas resources, wherever they exist, to ensure the world’s current and future energy needs can be met safely, efficiently and economically.
The Analytical Chemist I will be responsible for conducting routine tests following Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Work Instructions for various systems within the lab that are utilized to generate isotope data of various sample types, and compositional data for natural gas samples. May include operation of GC systems, isotope ratio mass spectrometer systems and their associated preparation devices, vacuum systems, liquid scintillation counters, and CRDS laser systems. Must be able to operate and maintain the equipment while working independently, and work with the other analysts and take direction from management and senior chemists. Will ensure that all data is QC'd to the highest standards, and consult with other team members if any potential sources of error are discovered. May be required to operate equipment in the Champaign facility, as well as equipment deployed at satellite lab locations.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Take direction from management and senior chemists.
QC data and import into central database.
May operate gas chromatograph systems to determine chemical makeup of natural gas samples.
May operate vacuum systems to prepare samples for isotopic analysis.
May analyze gas samples on GC-C-IRMS systems for d13C and dD.
May analyze solids and liquids using EA-IRMS and TCEA-IRMS systems for d13C, d15N, dD, d18O, and d34S isotope ratios.
May operate dual inlet IRMS systems to measure d13C and dD isotope ratios.
Suggest and implement improvements to the company's laboratory operations and instrument development
May use CRDS laser system to generate dD and d18O isotope ratios of water.
May prepare water samples for determination of tritium content by liquid scintillation counter.
Maintain and calibrate equipment.
Work from home to correspond with technicians and operate equipment at satellite lab locations may be required.
May work with compressed gas samples.
Expected to work 40 hours per work, but overtime may be required.
Maintain lab equipment as required for safe and accurate use.
Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.
Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job.
Must understand and comply with all safety rules and company policies of Weatherford.
0-3 years experience in the chemical industry or higher education
Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
Personal computer skills
B.S. or MS Degree in Chemistry, Geochemistry, or related science field
Familiarity with Microsoft Excel.
Must possess satisfactory writing skills, laboratory techniques, and the ability to interact with others.
Computer skills including Microsoft office applications
The physical ability to immediately respond to emergency situations.
Knowledge of chemical processes.
Intelligence, verbal skills, and numerical skills
POSITION SPECIFIC DETAILS
Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor - Priority Referral Requested
Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.