Job Description

Laboratory Technicians

Based in the Laboratory at the Pembroke Refinery you will be trained up to complete various product and sample testing in specific areas of the Laboratory. You will be part of a team of 28 providing an analytic and test facility for refinery products and operation emissions.

Key Responsibilities include:
Ensuring incident free operations through the effective use of the Loss Prevention System (LPS)
Prioritisation of daily testing including validation, environment samples, batch, routine, test runs and external samples
Timely accurate testing of samples and self checking of results for reasonableness
Ability to provide routine equipment maintenance and repair
Monitoring stock levels of laboratory supplies to ensure materials are noted for reorder to avoid timeout and delay in testing
Completing tasks as assigned in the laboratory schedules including Safety and Quality Audits, SOP Reviews and Correlation Programs and where necessary represent the laboratory and provide technical input for both internal and external project work
Ensuring that the work environment is left in a safe and suitable condition at the end of the shift and support Valero’s VPP

Candidate Requirements
A tertiary degree / diploma in Science is essential for this role. Also desirable would be:
An understanding of good laboratory practice, including previous petrochemical laboratory experience
A good understanding of the petrochemical refining processes
Strong technical / professional problem solving skills and good communications skills (written and verbal)
Strong personal drive for development and the ability to self-manage personal workload
Ability to represent the laboratory on both internal and external working groups
An understanding of ISO 17025

*** Hours Per week: Your normal hours of work will be 37.5hrs/wk. However, in line with Valero’s ‘Work Life Balance Policy’, the Pembroke Plant operates a “nine-day fortnight”. Participation is at the discretion of your Dept Head, and voluntary, as it is recognised
that consolidated hours may not suit every worker’s needs.
If you choose to participate, the pattern of working hours, inc. 30-minute lunch break is:

Week 1 - Mon – Thurs, 8.5hrs/day 07:30 to 16:30, Friday, 7hrs 07:30 to 15:00
Week 2 - Mon – Thurs, 8.5hrs/day 07:30 to 16:30, Friday, Tenth Day Off (TDO)