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Company: Weatherford

Date: 06/19/2019

Category: Nonprofit Charitable Organizations

City: Houston, TX


Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in more than 80 countries and has a network of approximately 700 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 26,500 people.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.


The Chemical Lab Technician V conducts chemical and physical laboratory tests of polymeric materials to assist scientists in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of materials for purposes, such as research and development of new products or processes, quality control, failure analysis, and other work involving experimental, theoretical, or practical application of chemistry and related sciences.

Occupation Specific Tasks:

  • Compile and interpret results of tests and analyses.

  • Conduct chemical and physical laboratory tests to assist elastomer personnel in making qualitative and quantitative analyses of solids, liquids, and gaseous materials.

  • Design and fabricate experimental apparatus to develop new products and processes.

  • Develop and conduct programs of sampling and analysis to maintain quality standards of raw materials, chemical intermediates, and products.

  • Develop new chemical engineering processes or production techniques.

  • Maintain, clean, and sterilize laboratory instruments and equipment.

  • Operate experimental pilot plants, assisting with experimental design.

  • Order and inventory materials to maintain supplies.

  • Prepare chemical solutions for products and processes following standardized formulas or create experimental formulas.

  • Provide technical support and assistance to chemists and engineers and lab technicians.

  • Set up and conduct chemical experiments, tests, and analyses using techniques such as chromatography, spectroscopy, physical and chemical separation techniques, and microscopy.

  • Write technical reports or prepare graphs and charts to document experimental results.

Generalized Work Activities:

  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.

  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.

  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.

  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems


Skills & Knowledge


  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, statistics, and their applications. Using mathematics to solve problems

  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.


  • Chemistry - Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of computer software, including applications



  • 10 or more years in equivalent position in elastomer materials laboratory

  • High School Graduate


  • Associate Degree or several years of college, preferably in Physical Sciences major


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching 401K program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development. VEVRAA Federal Contractor – Priority Referral Requested

Weatherford is an Equal Opportunity Employer Females/ Minorities/ Veterans/Disabled and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


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