Ops Labs Testing Technologist

Location: 

Baytown, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Summary

 

  • The Technologist is tasked with providing detailed testing and fabrication results to support the advancement of Polyolefin and Specialty Product Development. 
  • The open position is a day shift position located at the Baytown Technology and Engineering Complex

Primary Job Functions

 

  • Performs Properties testing on Polyolefin products 
  • Interfaces with internal customers on a daily basis
  • Operates and maintains analytical and physical properties testing equipment
  • Ensures data reliability through adherence to quality objectives and develops all method support documentation
  • Prepares and tests samples by following detailed ASTM methods to provide high quality data
  • Calculates, analyzes and interprets data
  • Loads data to the work order management system for review by Ph. D. Scientists and Engineers
  • Efficiently manages their work request backlog and turnaround time 
  • Performs methods development work as needed for product development
  • Solves analytical problems and leads efforts to introduce new technologies to support the  business 
  • Stewards third party instrument calibrations and performs equipment verifications 
  • Performs internal calibrations and monitoring SQC charts for quality compliance
  • Manages sample inventory, handling, shipping, storage, and disposal
  • Conduct advanced scientific experiments
  • Operates large industrial size fabrication equipment 
  • May perform fume hood or drybox experiments

Job Fit

 

Work Environment:

  • Works in areas where their hands or arms are exposed to extreme heat or cold – proper PPE provided
  • Works around moving machines or equipment
  • Able to drive a Kubota utility vehicle on site
  • Works in a high noise environment of over 85 decibels – proper PPE provided
  • Could work in an area with hand and arm vibration
  • Works, manages and safely disposes of lab chemicals as needed
  • Able to walk on irregular surfaces
  • Works at heights as needed
  • Work alone without Supervision

PPE that may be required:

  • Can don a cartridge respirator as needed for a task
  • Wears flame retardant clothing such as a lab coat or coverall throughout the day
  • Wears safety glasses, face shields or goggles as needed to perform a task
  • Can utilize a variety of different gloves as needed
  • Wears steel toed shoes throughout the workday
  • Can use hearing protection such as ear plugs
  • Wear hardhat

Capabilities:

  • Able to stand and or walk for most of the workday
  • Frequent stair climbing with occasional ladder use
  • Frequent pushing / pulling / carrying of parts, heavy resin or equipment
  • Occasionally lift and carry 50lbs when the need arises
  • Occasionally turn valves on equipment
  • Can communicate in high noise environments
  • Kneels, crawls, bends on occasion depending on specific tasks
  • Intact smell
  • Frequent stooping or squatting
  • Works above shoulder height for less than an hour per day
  • Ability to use hands for lab activities or typing

Job Requirements

 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in a Chemistry, Science, Engineering discipline, or relevant equivalent work experience
  • Operation of extrusion equipment highly preferred
  • Capable of safe, reliable, and independent laboratory work given review of literature, framing of problem, and regular direction   
  • Ability to learn new techniques as needed
  • Ability to read and follow detailed instructions
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Concern for accuracy and precision
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Strong working knowledge of Excel and Word
  • Excellent communication (written / oral) and interpersonal skills

 

ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.


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