Research Lab Operations Technician


Baytown, TX, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

About us 

At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for. 

The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 

We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we work together..


About Baytown


With a population of more than 77,000, Baytown, Texas, is located in the Gulf Coast region of the United States, just east of Houston, the nation's fourth largest city. Those who live and work in Baytown will find an area rich in history, as well as opportunities for outdoor activities due to its proximity to scenic waterways, namely Galveston Bay, the San Jacinto River and Buffalo Bayou.


Founded in 1919, ExxonMobil's Baytown Complex is located on approximately 3,400 acres along the Houston Ship Channel, about 25 miles east of Houston. Employing a workforce of more than 8,500, it is comprised of four manufacturing sites, including one in nearby Mont Belvieu, and a global technology center. These include the Baytown Refinery, one of the largest refineries in the United States, and the Baytown Olefins Plant, one of the largest ethylene plants in the world.


Its scope of products includes fuels, lube oils, and chemical compounds used in a diverse range of products, from auto battery cases, diapers and tire inner tubes to pharmaceutical uses, food packaging, trash bags and more.


The Baytown area sites are highly integrated, which makes the plants and products more efficient as we develop technologies to make cleaner fuels and work together to operate more safely and reliably.


Learn more about what we do in Baytown here. 

What role you will play in our team


Provide research, industry, market, and plant support in a laboratory environment.  The open position is located at the Baytown Technology and Engineering Complex, Baytown TX and reports through Research Lab Operations supervision. 


What you will do 


Daily functions included are among the following-


  • Run and help maintain laboratory and lab scale equipment including analytical and safety equipment
  • Work with raw materials that can include catalyst preparation
  • Use mechanical skills to troubleshoot equipment issues
  • Analyze and interpret samples/data resulting from running work requests
  • Work with teams (work improvements/solutions/troubleshooting/investigations)
  • Have direct interfaces with Ph.D. Engineers and Chemists daily (work requesters)
  • Execute and oversee change management (MOC)


About you 


Skills and Qualifications 



  • Capable of safe, reliable, and independent laboratory work 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering discipline and relevant work experience
  • Ability to read and follow detailed instructions, procedures and protocols
  • Execute and oversee change management (MOC)
  • Experience using laboratory equipment, including auxiliary safety equipment
  • Concern for accuracy and precision and record keeping
  • Strong mechanical and problem solving skillset
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to learn new techniques as needed and show agility
  • Motivated, proactive and dependable
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience 


  • Knowledge in the use of Excel or other required digital platforms or strong willingness to learn
  • Demonstrated understand standard industry nomenclature (i.e. Interpret Process and Instrumentation Diagrams, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understand chemistry nomenclature (i.e. solutions to polymer chemistries, etc.)
  • Demonstrated chemistry laboratory skills, abilities, experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of Lab Design Principles and Practices (ex. process safety shutdown systems and logic, etc.)
  • Demonstrated understand Process Safety Shutdown Systems and logic


Your benefits 


An ExxonMobil career is one designed to last. Our commitment to you runs deep: our employees grow personally and professionally, with benefits built on our core categories of health, security, finance, and life. 


We offer you



  • Pension Plan: Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you. The basic benefit is a monthly annuity to be paid to you in retirement for the rest of your life.
  • Savings Plan: You can contribute between 6% and 20% of your pay and are encouraged to enroll right away. If you contribute at least 6% to your savings plan, the Company will contribute a 7% match.
  • Workplace Flexibility: We have several programs such as “Flex your Day”, providing ad-hoc flexibility around when and where you work, as well as longer-term programs such as leaves of absence and part-time work
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans. 
  • Culture of Health: Programs and resources to support your wellbeing.
  • Employee Health Advisory Program: Provides confidential professional counseling for you and your family, including tools and resources promoting mental health and resiliency at no additional cost to you.
  • Disability Plan: Income replacement for when you cannot work due to illness or injury occurring on or off the job. Enrollment is automatic and at no cost to you.

More information on our Company’s benefits can be found at
Please note benefits may be changed from time to time without notice, subject to applicable law


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