Baker Hughes Chemical Technician (Downstream Chemicals) Torrance, CA in HUNTINGTON BEACH, California

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Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE:BHGE) is the world’s first and only fullstream provider of integrated oilfield products, services and digital solutions. Drawing on a storied heritage of invention, BHGE harnesses the passion and experience of its people to enhance productivity across the oil and gas value chain.

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Role Summary:

Chemical Technician needed to support the efforts of a site team at a large refinery. Work closely with the site manager and account manager to provide successful chemical treatment programs for a valuable customer. They will conduct routine chemical and physical analyses by running tests required for research development or QC of processes or procedures. Assist in chemical treatments for crude barges. Working independently at times or within a team to complete projects.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Ability to resolve less complex problems, while more complex problems are assigned to next level

  • Work with pumps, generators, hoses, and fittings

  • Chemical Transferring & deliveries

  • Moving materials, components and other products

  • Collection of process samples

  • Daily laboratory testing of oil and water samples to insure conformance to key chemical treatment parameters

  • Documentation and submittal of lab results to account managers

  • Ordering and inventory of lab supplies and general lab maintenance

  • Assist account managers with in plant duties including loading/unloading treatment chemicals, chemical pump monitoring, chemical tank inventories, chemical injection system repair

  • Managing chemical treats

  • Performing other duties as needed

  • Communicating and building relationships with operators and other customers within the facility


  • High School Diploma with 5 year exp. in a lab environment Industrial or chemical / refinery plant experience or Associate’s Degree with 3 years’ experience or Bachelor’s Degree with 2 years’ experience.

  • Must be able to successfully pass US Coast Guard Drug & Alcohol Testing Regulations

  • Mechanical aptitude

  • Clean Driving record & able to obtain a TWIC Card

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs

  • Able to work occasional nights and weekends as needed

Desired Characteristics:

  • TWIC card

  • Laboratory experience using wet chemistry testing methods

  • Knowledge of how to perform additive injections

  • Experience handling hazardous materials

  • Experience working with pumps, generators, hoses and fittings.

  • Chemical plant or refinery experience


Torrance, CA

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Job: Engineering/Technology

Title: Chemical Technician (Downstream Chemicals) Torrance, CA

Location: California-HUNTINGTON BEACH

Requisition ID: 1822024