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Job description / Role

Sampling Techniques and Methods:
• Perform sampling activities for 3 sample types - liquid, solid and gas samples; without supervision to be fully conversant with most sampling techniques.
• Perform audit sampling activities to ensure compliance to procedure and HSE requirement and recommend correct procedures.

Sample Handling, Treatment, Storage and Disposal:
• Coordinate and supervise sample handling, treatment, storage and disposal for 3 sample types - liquid, solid and gas samples;
• Evaluate and examine physical appearance to determine stability/integrity of the sample
• Identify factors that will affect integrity of the sample e.g. temperature, humidity, sunlight, etc.
• Develop waste management program for the lab (e.g. Aromatics handling and disposal)

Basic Analytical Testing:
• Perform all basic analytical test without supervision.
• Analyze Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Statistical Quality Control (SQC) data, identify unexpected or abnormal test values and determine its possible cause.
• Review and verify test results performed by others (e.g. technicians ) .
• Participate in investigative study and root cause analysis on basic analytical testing problems and recommend correct course of actions to remedy problems.

Sophisticated Analytical Testing:
• Perform common sophisticated analytical test of AAS, GC, ICP and XRF without supervision.
• Analyze Statistical Process Control (SPC) and Statistical Quality Control (SQC) data, identify unexpected or abnormal test values and determine its possible cause.
• Review and verify test results performed by others (e.g. technicians) .
• Participate in investigative study and root cause analysis on sophisticated analytical testing problems and recommend correct course of actions to remedy problems.

Calibration and Verification:
• Analyze and interpret Statistical Quality Control (SQC) data, identify and control random and systematic error and determine its possible cause.
• Perform calibration and verification for routine and non-routine testing without supervision (e.g. XRD, GCMS).

Data Handling and Information Management.
• Perform and apply relevant statistical techniques, i.e. acceptance test, outlier, confidence limits, F-Test, ANOVA, site precision, Measurement Uncertainty and others.
• Analyze control chart and provide recommendations.
• Apply non routine data entry into LIMS e.g. investigative study, results or data trending, management performance report.

Laboratory Occupational Safety, Health and Environment:
• Lead HSE audit to ensure compliance to I-ISEMS and statutory requirements and other related requirements, such as schedule waste management, CPL, USECHH etc.
• Develop relevant HSE procedure such as chemical management procedure etc.
• Review, improve or develop new in-house HSE program.
• Participate in accident / incident investigation.

Characterization & Interpretation of Products / Feedstock / Catalysts / Additives:
• Carry out the characterization and interpretation of known sample based on comparison against a reference product/material specification on related properties by applying appropriate analytical techniques (e.g. Pilot/Simulated Bench Scale, Simulated Distillation, etc.)
• Carry out the characterization and interpretation for unknown samples (e.g. sludge sample) by applying appropriate analytical techniques.

Chemical and Physical Process of Simple Plants (Utility Processes):
• Identify abnormalities based on the evaluation of test data.
• Participate and contribute ideas/related analytical data in technical discussion/meeting (e.g. suggestion for corrective action/problem solving, etc.).

Laboratory Quality Assurance:
• Develop quality manual and procedures and job instruction, forms and other quality documents.
• Conduct internal audit within own laboratory.

Equipment Maintenance Philosophy and Influences
• Perform troubleshooting, minor repairs and maintenance activities for most laboratory equipment.
• Perform major repairs on selective equipment in the laboratory.
• Develop work procedures for preventive maintenance.

Sampling Techniques and Methods for Non-Standard & Investigative:
• Coordinate and lead non-standard sampling activities according to specific procedure and specific HSE requirement) without supervision, to obtain representative sample (e.g. plant streams and product, mercury, crude sampling, sludge, air sampling, etc.)
• Recommend appropriate and enhance non-standard sampling procedures.

Non-Standard & Investigative Analytical Testing:
• Select the non-standard test method and apply to the investigative analysis without supervision
• Calculate and apply measurement of uncertainty on the non-standard test method without supervision.
• Analyze and interpret non-standard test results related to process condition and provide suggestion to determine the root cause.
• Perform non-standard test method validation (e.g. IVIU, robustness, LOD, selectivity, linearity etc.)
• Develop new non-standard test method with supervision.

Method Validation for Modified and New Test Methods:
• Perform method validation for modified test method without supervision.
• Apply modified test method with method validation to get acceptance e.g. customer / stakeholders.

Competency Assessment and Skill Audit:
• Lead JQP assessment for various types of assessment (oral, written and practical).
• Conduct laboratory skill audit and understand criteria and produce report as according to ASTM 136792/ 136299 ASTM E-691.

Product and Process Chemicals Performance Evaluation and Development:
• Evaluate interpret test data and produce product and process chemical performance report (e.g. stability test, detergency foaming, bottle test, material compatibility test, etc,) without supervision.
• Lead technical discussion and recommend chemical/product/additive performance improvements.
• Collaborate with additive supplier/third party in conducting chemical/product/additive performance bench test and field/plant trial.

Chemical and Physical Process of Complex Plants:
• Identify abnormalities based on the evaluation of test data (e.g. high acid number value can caused corrosion, moisture problem, sulfur/nitrogen breakthrough lead to catalyst poisoning, etc.).
• Participate and contribute ideas/related analytical data in technical discussion/meeting (e.g. suggestion for corrective action/problem solving, etc.).

Requirements

Education Background:
• Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry.

Experience Background:
• Ten (10) years of analytical experience in Refining or Petrochemical lab, of which at least (5) years in a similar position.

About the Company

SATORP, in its promising future, is one of the most complex refineries in the world, with a processing capacity of 400,000 barrels per day of Arabian Heavy Crude to produce petroleum products and petrochemicals with commitment to the highest international standards of health, safety and environment; and at the same time having continuous development and leadership in the region. This world-class refinery that came to being out of the expertise of the two oil giants, Saudi Aramco and Total, is located at Jubail Industrial City in the east of Saudi Arabia.

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