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Lab Technician

Sulphur, LA
  • Expired: April 19, 2022. Applications are no longer accepted.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: In addition to the essential job functions described below, all associates will perform duties requested by management. Assigned responsibilities and duties may vary based upon location size and operation. 

  • The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential.  
  • Performance of work requires advanced knowledge, defined as work which is predominantly intellectual in character and which includes work requiring the consistent exercise of discretion and judgment 
  • Extensive communication and contact with internal and external customers and laboratories regarding testing, customer question, and/or feedback.
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
  • Manage outsourced testing to insure samples are routed appropriately and results are returned.
  • Work with Reliability Services to develop a commercial client sampling program to include both onsite and remote sampling options (Kits). 
  • Assists with management of the oil analysis program.
  • Data Entry
  • Sorts, logs, and racks samples
  • Assists with running appropriate tests and interpretation of data.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 

  • Industry certifications, such as OMA, CLS, MLA, etc. preferred.
  • Previous laboratory experience preferred.
  • Experience with laboratory instrumentation preferred.
  • Understanding of testing procedures and results.
  • Understanding of lubrication fundamentals and metallurgy.
  • Prior Lubrication Analysis experience preferred.
  • Ability to distinguish colors.
  • Be willing to work in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to petroleum products, fumes, odors, mists and dusts. 
  • Wear personal protective equipment as required.
  • Customer Service oriented. 
  • Computer literate.
  • Basic mathematics skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Requires ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, managers, supervisors, and customers.
  • Good management, organizational skills are required.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions.
  • Ability to work in a team environment with remote supervision.
  • Ability to work under pressure and deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Lift or move up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis.
  • Advanced knowledge in a field of science or learning; preferably 4 year Chemistry, Chemist, or Chemical Engineer degree.
  • Advanced knowledge customarily acquired by a prolonged course of specialized intellectual instruction.
  • Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment. Strong knowledge of analytical laboratory equipment; general PC use; and light industrial equipment and non-power hand tools.


Performance Measurements:

  • Assists quarterly with the measurement of the number of customers that have chosen to send their oil analysis to RelaDyne lab.
  • Assists quarterly with the measurement of the number of oil samples processed and returned to the customer.
  • Consulting /Analysis that translates to Reliability Services: filtration, flushing, and/or purification.
  • Turn-around time for oil sample processing from receipt to return to the customer (Industry typical 2 weeks), measured quarterly.
  • Assists with the development of additional analytics which provide additional revenue opportunities.
  • Cost reduction and margin improvement by in-house processing of samples as opposed to third party paid by the branch.


Work Environment:

  • Some exposure to potentially hazardous substances and tools as usually found in a chemistry lab environment (organic chemicals, inorganic chemicals, oxidizers, acids, bases, hot plates, vacuum pumps, compressed gasses, etc.), and machinery (lifts, tools, etc.) and materials as usually found in a light industrial environment.



Sulphur, LA
70665 USA



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