Oil & Gas Exploration/Production

US|Research Technician I


Strategic Staffing Solutions

Title: Research Technician

Location: Richmond, CA

Duration: Contract (6 Months)

Targeted Start Date: 08/22/2022

This is a Contract Opportunity with our company that MUST be worked on a W2 ONLY, NO C2C eligibility for this position.

To Apply: Please email your resume in Word Format to Rene May at: rmay@strategicstaff.com and Reference Job Order #: 204892 or Click the Apply Button.

Job Description / Duties:

  • Prepares laboratory size catalysts on specialized equipment for mixing, extruding drying and calcining.
  • Prepares small catalyst samples for analytical inspections and performance testing.
  • Prepares complex metal solutions.
  • Performs metal separation and purification procedures by solvent extraction.
  • Performs physical tests on laboratory and commercial catalysts.
  • General wet chemistry methods
  • Keeping Chemical Inventory and keeping Catalyst Storage Inventory
  • Report data in written reports
  • Maintain a safe, clean, well-organized lab, meeting all safety and environmental regulations

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Natural Sciences, Earth Sciences or related field.
  • Minimum of (1) year of laboratory experience
  • Experience in wet chemistry procedures and analytical techniques.
  • Mechanical aptitude for operation and maintenance of process instrumentation and lab-scale industrial equipment [mixers, extruders].
  • Microsoft Suite proficiency
  • Prompt with delivery of data and results
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with key Chevron colleagues outside their immediate workgroup.
  • Demonstrates understanding of SDS and where to obtain information regarding hazards and proper storage/handling of a particular substance.
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety culture.
  • Strong work ethic and capability within a team setting. Collaborations with team members and customers/stakeholders are a must.
  • Strong communication skills with team/customers/stakeholders   both written and verbal. Takes initiative to provide insight and input on project-related topics. Shows an ability to identify and propose new research ideas in collaboration with others based on previous experiences.
  • Demonstrates willingness and flexibility to multitask and adjust schedules to meet project deadlines. Demonstrates a high level of organization and planning, considering dealing with several projects at once is routine in the Catalyst Lab.
  • Must be able to lift 40-50 lbs. comfortably


Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3) is an international, woman-owned, over $300 million IT and business services corporation based in Detroit. S3 provides staff augmentation, direct hire recruiting, workforce programs, and outsourced solutions with global industry expertise in energy/utility, healthcare services, insurance, communications, and financial services. It has over 3,600 direct consultants in 49 out of 50 states in the U.S. and 15 countries including Europe and the Americas.

  • With a composite average annual growth rate of 19%, S3 is fiscally sound and debt free.
  • S3 has had $3.3 Billion in sales since its inception with $1.2 billion of those sales occurring in the last 5 years.
  • S3 is ranked as the sixth largest diversity staffing firm in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and 16th among the largest IT staffing firm in the U.S. by Staffing Industry Report.
  • It is the only company that is a certified Charter Partner to SIA.
  • With 59% of its 3,600 team members claiming military spouse, or military dependent status, S3 has been designated as a Military Friendly and Military Spouse Friendly employer since 2014.
  • S3 is a certified women-owned business enterprise (WBE) and an active member of WBENC.
  • S3 is ranked among the top 25 woman-owned businesses in the nation by Women’s Enterprise USA Magazine.
  • S3 has given more than $2 million through sponsorships and donations every year since 2011.

Strategic Staffing Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Job ID: JOB-204892
Publish Date: 02 Aug 2022

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