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Research Technician Product Applications

Location:  Baytown, TX, US
Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Summary

  • The Research Technician is tasked with providing detailed testing results and fabrication support to advance sector projects associated with Polyolefin Product and Application Development, Specialty Product Development, Intermediates and Basic Chemicals.
  • The open position is located at the Baytown Technology and Engineering Complex and is based on an 8 hour work day.

Primary Job Functions

  • Maintains lab safety, housekeeping, and security
  • Performs advanced scientific experiments in accordance with business directives
  • Interfaces with internal customers on a daily basis
  • Operates and maintains analytical and physical properties testing equipment
  • Operates large industrial size fabrication equipment as needed
  • Supports polymerization catalysts and conducts wet chemistry experiments as needed
  • Ensures data reliability by adhering to quality objectives
  • Prepares and tests samples by following detailed international testing standards to provide high quality data
  • Calculates, analyzes and interprets data
  • Uploads data to the work order 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
  • Schedules and stewards third party instrument calibrations as needed
  • Performs internal calibrations and monitors statistical quality control charts for quality compliance
  • Manages sample inventory, handling, shipping, storage, and disposal

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry or other science or engineering discipline or relevant equivalent work experience
  • Capable of safe, reliable, and independent laboratory work given review of literature, framing of problem, and regular direction 
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Ability to learn new techniques as needed
  • Ability to read and follow detailed instructions
  • Able to safely work in a high demand environment
  • Provides high quality and reproducible testing results
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Concern for accuracy and precision
  • Above average proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent communication (written/oral) and interpersonal skills

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


Nearest Major Market: Houston

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