Current Job Openings

PTS Advance has a great opportunity for Lab Technician in the Richmond, Ca. On site for our Refinery client.  This position is shift work.
The facility is a 12-hour shift schedule (5:00 - 5:00) operating 365 days a year. A typical 28 day schedule: day shift - 4 nights / 3 off / 3 days / 1 off / 3 nights / 3 off / 4 days / 7 off.
We understand that experience in this type of work, from the outside is rare so as a substitute for experience in this field we look for individuals that have good mechanical aptitude, are very trainable and work well on a team.

 Pay rate: $28.00 hr.
* Long-term assignment, potential for extension but not guaranteed
* Local candidates only

The lab operates complex distillation and process laboratory equipment maintaining round-the-clock operations under the direction of the supervisor/lead technician or operator.
Laboratory equipment includes large and small reactors, research units and distillation columns. Operating at elevated temperatures, high pressures as well as atmospheric and sub-atmospheric pressures.  

Responsibilities include:
-Full participation in Operational Excellence (OE) individually, on your crew and the ESU team.
-Operates process units, utility systems, and related equipment in accordance with the requests of research scientists and engineers with oversight of the supervisor or lead technician. Ensures equipment is properly inspected to detect any unsafe or improperly functioning equipment.
-Follows the work of new experiments, new additions or changes to process units and house systems to assure adherence to safe work practices
-Provides support in sample handling activities for research and crude assay samples for internal and external customers and other internal labs.
-Meets OE objectives and milestones.

Required skills:
-Min: High School Diploma; AS Degree preferred, or equivalent in science, technology, mechanical/pipe fitting trade or related field
-(Min 3+ yrs.) Plant and/or Lab Operations experience (plant equipment and maintenance) or mechanical background work
-Strong mechanical aptitude, process equipment and/or instrument technology
Operational  Excellence for Labs

Prefer Experience with:
- ROP (Refinery Operator Training) experience/attendance
- Chemicals, heavy oil and distillate research or related materials
- Some knowledge of electrical systems
- Basic excel and word software
- Strong Communication
- Strong Commitment to OE in lab and office environments
- Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key colleagues outside their immediate work group.

Interview Process:
* Virtual MS Teams Video Conference