SENIOR LAB TECHNICIAN
Abu Dhabi, UAE
: Degree (BSc) minimum in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent
: Any Nationality
: 11 - 15 years
: Oil & Gas / Petroleum
: Laboratory
: 12 - Jul - 2018
Job Description
Basic Function:
 
Expert Knowledge of various analytical samples including Crude oil, gas., lube oil. Diesel, deposits, water (potable, process, sewage and irrigation), and environmental samples.  
Calibrate analytical instruments used in gas/oil laboratory and troubleshooting device problems. 
Ensure safe procedures are used in all areas of work in the laboratory.
 
Work Performed:
 
Collect a wide variety of samples from throughout the production process and from utilities on Zirku to specified schedules and standing orders.
Conduct a wide variety of analysis to specified standing instructions and checks all results of analysis performed to check whether they are within defined specifications.
Notify the operations team the outcome of abnormal test results in time so that immediate remedial action can be taken.
Train Lab Technician in methods and analysis (under the guidance of the Team Leader) to ensure they achieve desired levels of competency. 
Provide guidance instructions to Lab Technician and assistant Technician to perform analysis based on agreed standing instructions.
Take charge of the laboratory in the absence of the Team Leader under the guidance of Senior Manager.
Check stocks of chemicals, glassware and spares in the laboratory and advise the Team Leader of potential shortcomings to replenish required items.
Maintains an up-to-date knowledge of developments in laboratory analysis, particularly in computer applications where available.
Prepare all required standard/normal  solutions for laboratory use.
calibrated/verify all instruments against appropriate reference materials.
Prepare and validate SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) for new equipment and test methods.
Follow up of equipment preventive maintenance schedules, daily, weekly and monthly test schedules and making sure that all required activities are performed.
issue work request for materials, repairs, maintenance and calibration u/c Quality Control Team Leader.
Record all test results and lab activities in LIMS database system.
Assist the Team Leader in the performance appraisal of the Lab personnel, if requested.
Carry out the job function in accordance with HSE commitment and policy to achieve strategic objectives and targets stipulated in Company HSE management system document.
Desired Candidate Profile
Minimum Requirements:
 
Degree (BSc) minimum in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent.  
10 or more years’ experience in petroleum (oil and gas) quality control laboratory.
Good experience in modern analytical instruments including GC, ICP, IC, Potentiometric devices.   
Good knowledge of English and report writing skill is essential.
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