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Laboratory Tester

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: USA: Port Arthur, TX, US, 77640

Company: CPChem

You may not realize it, but you’ve likely used a product today made possible by the plastics and chemicals manufactured by Chevron Phillips Chemical. From medical supplies and electronics to food packaging and cosmetics, we create the building blocks for more than 70,000 consumer and industrial products.


Even as a global company with 5,000 employees, we maintain a “small company feel” and uphold a culture of respect, diversity, and inclusion. Ask any Chevron Phillips Chemical employee what they like best about their job, and universally, the answer is “the people I work with!” We value work-life balance, and love to see our employees thrive both professionally and personally. There has never been a better time to work for Chevron Phillips Chemical. If you’re ready to grow with us and become part of our vision of being the premier Chemical Company, apply today!


Chevron Phillips Chemical is seeking a Laboratory Tester to join our team at the Port Arthur, Texas location.  The Laboratory Tester is responsible for the timely receiving of samples, the safe performance of laboratory tests, and the accurate reporting of lab data.  Responsibilities include the performance of routine procedures, test methods, and activities on hazardous samples and materials that support petrochemical unit processes and product movement operations.  Performs a variety routine maintenance and quality assurance/quality control activities.  Performs a variety of non-testing activities. Interfaces and communicates with all levels of plant employees and varying corporate employees and with customers.  This position is covered by the USW bargaining group.  Requires working a rotating 12-hour shift schedule and works overtime as needed. 


 Key Job Responsibilities:


  • Performs daily work safely and uses proper personal protective equipment.
  • Performs a variety of physical, wet, instrumental, and gas chromatographic tests.
  • Receives, logs, and reports lab data into Lab Information System.
  • Participates in lab Safety and QA/QC improvement efforts.
  • Routinely communicates and interacts with support chemist, and supervisor.
  • Interfaces and communicates with all levels of plant operations; technical, and marketing personnel, to provide lab services and solutions to customers as they occur.
  • Effectively documents communications.
  • Analyzes control samples and perform quality control activities.
  • Performs non-testing activities (sample cylinder valve replacements, handling of gas cylinders, variety of routine duties, etc.).
  • Perform paperwork activities (printing of certificates of analysis, turnover reports and management of other miscellaneous paperwork as required).
  • Proactively assists co-workers when needed.
  • May be required to perform storeroom and hazardous sample shipping activities.


Required Qualifications:


  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years work experience in a quality control or related laboratory. 
  • Successful candidate must be highly safety oriented.
  • Must be familiar with Windows and have used computer desktop applications. 
  • Must be a team player; possess analytical skills and excellent communication skills. 
  • Must have excellent time-management and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • A degree in the sciences with college hours in chemistry. 
  • Petrochemical or refinery plant lab experience. 
  • Knowledge and experience in supporting and performing gas chromatographic tests.


Chevron Phillips Chemical offers competitive salaries, a comprehensive benefits package and at most locations, alternate work schedules. To learn more about Chevron Phillips Chemical and to be considered for a position, please visit us online today at


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Chevron Phillips Chemical Company is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status or marital status.


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Travel Requirements: Up to 5%

Eligibility for Relocation: No

Closing Date: 07/28/2021

Nearest Major Market: Beaumont

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