Lab Technician
El Sobrante , California
November 20, 2017
Job Description Branch ID:3204

Pay Rate/Salary: At least $20 / Hour
3 month Lab Technician Position open Immediately at a Local Oil and Gas Company


Currently seeking a qualified candidate to fill a laboratory technician position in our lubricants performance testing laboratory. The laboratory is part of a major Bay Area energy company located in Richmond, close to Highway 580 at Pt. Richmond. The laboratory conducts a wide variety of mechanical and wet chemical bench-scale tests to evaluate the performance of commercial and experimental lubricants, including: automotive and HD engine oils, industrial oils, gear oils, greases, and transmission fluids.

The successful candidate will join a laboratory team focused on supporting a 'safety first' environment while delivering accurate, timely bench testing services to laboratory clients. Candidates must be detail oriented, have the ability to follow directions implicitly, possess laboratory skills such as microscopy, precision weighing and measuring, and have glassware handling experience. Training will be provided for specific functions associated with the position. Employment will be on a contract basis through Staffmark Staffing Partners.


� Perform mechanical and wet chemical bench tests to evaluate performance of lubricants. Operate test apparatus according to established specifications. Monitor operations and make necessary adjustments to control systems to ensure specification compliance.

� Record data and generate summary reports

� Troubleshoot equipment difficulties, initiate minor repairs

� Maintain parts / lab supplies inventory

� Maintain laboratory in a clean and orderly condition


This is a contract position offered through Staffmark Staffing Partners. Initial assignment is 3 months, with opportunity of extension for strong performers.

This is a safety-sensitive position and requires enrollment in a random drug and alcohol-screening program.

� Work involves handling finished lubricants, base oils, and solvents (PPE provided/required).

� Must be able to lift up to 50 lb. and be able to move a 55-gallon drum with a drum dolly.

� Work schedule is 40 hours/week (Monday � Friday). Occasional overtime / weekend work required.

5am-1pm. Must be able to work a flexible schedule.


� High school diploma (or equivalent)

� Excellent safe work history / strong safe work ethic

� Computer (PC) skills; experience creating spreadsheets and reports on a personal computer

� Ability to perform detail oriented, mistake-free work

� Strong mechanical aptitude � Excellent teamwork skills

� Excellent work attendance record


� AS / BS / MS degree, formal training in chemistry, biology, automotive technology, or electronics
Experience working in a laboratory or similar technical environment

� Experience monitoring and adjusting process control systems

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