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BP International Ltd
Contract Type
Energy & Manufacturing
Expiry Date
09/04/2021 23:18:00
We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day.

Job Description

The Chemist provides technical support to the Laboratory at the BP Toledo Refinery. Additionally, providing data modeling, Raman analysis, analytical testing, supporting the Safety and QA Lab Programs, assisting Lab Management with implementation of advanced technology, and mentoring. This job description is intended to provide an overview of the position and does not include all the tasks that might be required to provide support for job requirements.

Key Accountabilities

  • Perform Raman model analysis for finished and component gasoline streams
  • Perform data analysis for High Temperature SimDist and DHA analysis.
  • Responsible for health, safety and environmental performance and awareness in lab to achieve the goals of no accidents, no harm to people and no harm to the environment.
  • Ensure that test methods used are technically founded by using established test methods, which include ASTM or similar industry accepted organizations.
  • Assists Lab Management Staff on implementation of advance technology and other activities.
  • Write/maintain analytical test methods for samples.
  • Support Lab Technicians on technical issues as needed.
  • Develop, Write, and Update analytical test methods according to business needs.
  • Perform sample analyses as directed by lab management.
  • Investigate Data Quality Issues.
  • Installs, Validates, and Commissions analytical instrumentation.
  • Maintain and Repairs the analytical instrumentation.
  • Monitor/perform required instruments calibrations for ensuring accuracy of the data produced for the instruments.
  • Monitor the Quality Control Elements of the designated area(s) to ensure high quality data.
  • Support LIMS system upgrades.
  • Maintain/support LIMS
  • Create/modify/maintain LIMS/PI interface.
  • Maintain value added applications, such as Refinery off-spec notification program and custom applications.
  • Responsible for adherence to and improvement of established quality processes.
  • Support operating unit performance tests to improve operations
  • Participate as a trainer to lab personnel
  • Support the Toledo Refinery ISO 14001 certification which includes completing test method audits and quality action notifications.
  • Coordinate the communication for off-specification products and refinery intermediate streams.
  • Cross-train and maintain expertise appropriate to support broader chemist group and to backfill for other positions.

Essential experience and required skills

  • Minimum 5 years' experience in Laboratory, preferably in a refinery or like industry setting.
  • Ability for developing and executing lab instrumentation projects. This includes the installation, validation, troubleshooting, operation, training, modeling, analysis, etc.
  • Maintain awareness of new technology developments and best practices
  • Analyzing problems and troubleshooting; systematically determine the root cause(s) of problems through questioning and inspecting, and then identify the best course of action to take

Preferred experience and skills:

  • Experience with BAYTEK LIMS and Raman analysis/modeling
  • Create/execute SQL scripts for data extraction and reporting
  • Ability to perform equipment calibrations and performance monitoring checks to ensure accurate results
  • Excel VBA programming experience preferred


  • BS in Chemistry or Science-Related Degree with Chemistry emphasis
  • Preferred: MS or PhD in Chemistry with emphasis in Raman Technology and Modeling

If you are selected for a position in the United States, your employment will be contingent upon submission to and successful completion of a post-offer/pre-placement drug test(and alcohol screening/medical examination if required by the role) as well as pre-placement verification of the information and qualifications provided during the selection process. The drug screen requires a hair test for which BP must be able to obtain a sufficient hair sample for analysis (~4 cm/1 ½" scalp, or > 2 cm/¾" body - arms & armpits/legs/chest)

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