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Chemist at Motiva


Motiva Port Arthur, TX (On Site) Full-Time

At Motiva Enterprise LLC., our key asset is our people. We have over 2,500 dedicated employees who allow us to fulfill our purpose - to be the safest and most profitable downstream company in the Americas. We own and operate North America's largest refinery, based in Port Arthur, TX, headquartered in Houston, TX, along with Terminals and Pipelines across the Southeast Coast.

Position Overview:

The Chemist maintains and develops expertise in the analytical chemistry discipline as well as general process unit support techniques. This role supports reliable operation of the laboratory areas to meet production (quality), safety, environmental and margin requirements.


  • Provide laboratory support for non-routine events/upsets
  • Assist operations on special projects and performance tests/runs
  • Develop and assist in job specific laboratory training
  • Support Quality Assurance/Quality Control programs
  • Prioritize testing for effectiveness
  • Set-up of new instrumentation and methods
  • Identify opportunities to improve laboratory performance and reliability and develop proposals to achieve these opportunities through the capital process as required
  • Implement and apply causal learnings
  • Attend technical and business-related training and discipline related conferences as needed
  • Ensure proper application of SQC tools by utilizing them to constantly improve the measurement system through identification and immediate correction of OOC issues
  • Ensure that test methods placed in service are sustainable and provide reliable results
  • Maintain instrument performance through reactive and preventive maintenance, calibrations and SQC review
  • Work with Technology suppliers as necessary to implement laboratory improvements

Experience and Qualifications:

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or higher education in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
  • 3+ years of analytical chemistry or experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Expertise in Analytical Instrumentation and Method Development
  • Expertise in Statistical Quality Control Charts management
  • Expertise in Analyzing data, Troubleshooting and Instrument Repair
  • Knowledge of Product Control and Product Control Management
  • Knowledge of Laboratory Operations and Stakeholder Management
  • Ability to deliver, innovate and implement new industry best practices

Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to work around and on industrial equipment, including occasional climbing of stairs and ladders
  • Ability to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in designated areas (respirator, hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, heeled boots, and hearing protection)

Recommended Skills

  • Analytical
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  • Calibration
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  • Innovation
  • Instrumentation
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