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Lab Technician

Job Code:
005120
Company:
Alyeska Pipeline
City:
Valdez
Industry:
Oil & Gas Industry
Location:
Anchorage
Occupation:
Technician
Corporation:
Job Type:
Employee
Zip code:
99686
Required Education Level:
High School
 
Apply Before:
2011-06-12
 
Posted on:
2011-05-31
 
Full Description:  
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Position Title:Lab Technician
Salary Band:  Technician
Range:L1
Work Location & Schedule:Valdez This is a non-exempt position working a one (1) week on / one (1) week off or (2) week on/ (2) week off schedule with a 12-hour work day.  The position will rotate on day and night shifts.  Some overtime will be required as well as the ability to travel.  Alaska residency and Valdez residency are preferred.  Individuals living away from Valdez will be held accountable for reporting to their work location on time, and for reporting as needed for unscheduled overtime.  Not eligible for relocation benefits.
Number of Positions:One (1)
Recruiting Contact:Tracey L. Mueller, Employee Relations ManagerAlyeska Pipeline Service Company
E-Mail:  alyeska_jobs@alyeska-pipeline.com
Apply on-line at www.alyeska-pipe.com
Minimum Qualifications:Applicant must meet or exceed these minimum job requirements to apply for this position.
  • HS Diploma and 12 hours of college chemistry or three (3) years of related laboratory or environmental field work experience
  • Proficiency in use of computers and software including MS Word and MS Excel
  • Familiarity with state and federal regulations and test methods to include EPA, ASTM, Standard Methods and ADEC published requirements.
  • Ability to lift at least 35 pounds
  • Position may require the employee to lift 70 pounds on an intermittent basis.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Valid driver’s license required
Preferences:
  • Petroleum Laboratory experience
  • B. S. degree in chemistry or related science
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) and lab instrument operation and maintenance
  • Ability to work independently and perform successfully in a team environment
  • Ability to work alone
  • Experience with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company job/work expectations, regulatory requirements, and procedures
Accountabilities & Specific Requirements: Under general direction of the Analytical Laboratories Supervisor, the Laboratory Technician is to provide Laboratory services at the Valdez Marine Terminal.  The successful candidate must be willing to actively support Alyeska’s Code of Conduct, Rules and Regulations, and work place expectations. 
  • Performs routine quality control testing as required by departmental standard laboratory procedures (SLPs) and sampling and analytical schedules
  • Performs various routine physical and chemical analyses on matrices such as incoming crude oil, in accordance with ASTM, API or SLPs
  • Completes chemical and physical testing procedures for a wide variety of samples including potable and non-potable waters, and other related media following SLPs
  • Conducts routine and non-routine sampling of materials to comply with a multitude of permits and regulatory requirements under which Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) operates
  • Prepares and ships laboratory samples to contracted laboratories
  • Completes Quality Bank sampling, maintains/repairs Quality Bank sampling equipment, ships samples to Quality Bank testing laboratory
  • Calibrates instruments, completes minor repairs, prepares standards, takes inventory, and orders appropriate sampling and laboratory supplies
  • Interacts with appropriate Operations group/s to ensure that sampling and analytical methods will meet the needs for specific project and/or permit
  • Completes training, as established for that position, and as needed for Technician Progression and Training Program
  • Performs laboratory housekeeping
  • Challenge inefficient processes and identify opportunities for improved business effectiveness
  • Demonstrate and promote teamwork to ensure continuity and consistency in the Laboratory.
Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team
  • Ability to work alone
  • Ability to identify and resolve non-routine and complex problems
Contributor LevelIndividual Contributor
Expected Core Competencies:The successful candidate will be held to a detailed annual performance contract based upon the Expected Core Competencies listed below:
Professional and Technical Expertise
  • Demonstrate fundamental competence in discipline area
  • Maintain currency in technical knowledge areas required for successful work completion
  • Utilize information and apply procedures to resolve problems
Business Acumen
  • Demonstrate awareness of business and budgetary strategies and issues 
  • Understand the financial implications of own actions
  • Understand business decision-making at Alyeska and how to add value to these decisions
  • Seek to improve efficiencies of processes and procedures
Health, Safety, and Environmental Stewardship:
  • Participate in the Loss Prevention System®
  • Report unsafe working conditions and operational problems
  • Check safety of equipment and work area regularly
  • Follow safety, environmental and emergency response plan requirements and procedures
  • Satisfactorily complete safety, environmental, and other required training
  • Comply with laws and regulations, including company policies and procedures
Communication
  • Clearly convey thoughts and ideas to others
  • Select the best method of communication to avoid misunderstandings
  • Seek to understand and respond to others appropriately
  • Seek and responds appropriately to feedback
  • Support opinions with relevant and accurate information
Diversity:
  • Treat all people with dignity and respect
  • Participate in activities that enhance understanding of people and differences
  • Seek opportunities to gain a better understanding of diversity
  • Respect and values others’ differences in experiences and cultural backgrounds
Leadership:
  • Model high standards of ethical behavior
  • Adhere to codes of conduct
  • Accept responsibility for personal behaviors and for meeting work commitments
  • Demonstrate personal commitment to team goals and teamwork
  • Seek to promptly and appropriately resolve issues with others
  • Embrace and effectively adjusts to change
Teamwork
 
  • Work effectively and constructively with team members
  • Understand the importance of contributing to team success
  • Willingly share information and ideas with other team members
 Pre-Employment Drug Screen TestingAlyeska Pipeline Service Company (APSC) requires pre-employment drug testing utilizing hair test collection for all positions. The preferred collection site is from the head (approximately 1/2 inch of hair length necessary).   Head hair testing provides an approximate 90 day window of detection that checks for illegal drug use.  In addition, for Department of Transportation covered positions, APSC will also utilize urinalysis testing. Any positive drug test makes you ineligible for APSC employment.
Employment Verification using E-Verify
 
Federal Law requires all employers to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  Alyeska Pipeline Service Company participates in E-Verify.  http://www.dhs.gov/e-verify

TWICAlyeska’s Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) is a regulated facility and an employee hired to work on the VMT or to provide emergency support or other approved work for the VMT will be required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).  For more information about this Federal credential access the Web site listed below.  The successful candidate for this job will be notified if a TWIC will be required and will then be responsible for enrolling and obtaining a TWIC prior to their hire date.  http://www.tsa.gov/twic/
 ALYESKA PIPELINE SERVICE COMPANY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER THAT VALUES WORKPLACE DIVERSITY.Alyeska Pipeline is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.  Apply on-line at www.alyeska-pipe.com