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Chemical performance evaluation technician

Richmond, California


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Chevron is accepting online applications for the position Chemical performance evaluation technician through 4/7/2023 at 11:59 p.m. (CST).  

In Oronite’s component portfolio management process, a CCM (Component Change Management) is created when an optimization is needed for the manufacture process change, raw material change, or supplier change of a material. Part of these CCMs requires testing to maintain an unchanged performance of the commercialized product. CPE’s job is to collaborate and communicate with the product lines (internal customers) to develop a testing protocol that validates the change does not impact product performance.  The protocol could be simple and/or rushed and last as short as two weeks of testing, or could be complicated and last for years. Gathering and executing a protocol requires basic understanding of lubricant industry performance needs, corresponding tests, specifications of the product/samples being tested, and the material being changed. The work tends to be varied largely case by case, and the workflow is mostly self-driven requiring a highly motivated candidate with good organizational skills and a keen eye for details.

Responsibilities for this position may include but are not limited to:

  • Communicating CCM needs to product line, gathering feedback on the performance tests, assembling the protocol, submitting tests to internal and third parties, collecting the results and reporting back.

  • Working closely with Regional Component Managers and stakeholders to progress and implement CCMs.

  • Working closely with other chemical performance evaluation technicians for the assignments and tasks.

  • Maintaining labs for Chevron OE compliance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Science or Engineering based bachelor’s or associate degree.

  • Good communication skills to peers and stakeholders.

  • Basic excel skills

  • Basic data analysis skills for the report and communication

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years related industry working experience

  • Chemistry and/or lubricant additive knowledge

  • Basic understanding the lubricant industry requirements

  • Good skill with excel and/or power pivot, power BI etc.

Relocation Options:

Relocationwill not be considered.

International Considerations:

Expatriate assignments will not be considered.

Chevron regrets that it is unable to sponsor employment Visas or consider individuals on time-limited Visa status for this position


As part of the application process, you will be required to take an assessment that measures aptitude and work styles. We recommend you allow approx. 60 minutes to complete the assessment in one sitting. If you need to exit, your progress will be saved. 

You will be immediately directed to the testing portal upon submittal of your application, at which point you will have 72 hours to complete the on-line assessment.   

Once complete, your assessment score will be valid for 365 days. Should you re-apply for another Job Requisition within this timeframe that includes the Lab Assessment, you will be required to complete the application process and then click on the assessment link. This will resubmit your previous results

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions 

The compensation and reference to benefits for this role is listed on this posting in compliance with applicable law. Please note that the compensation and benefits listed below are only applicable for U.S. payroll offers. 

The anticipated salary range for this position is $ 63,100 – $ 112,100 . The selected candidate’s compensation will be determined based on their skills, experience, and qualifications. 

Chevron offers competitive compensation and benefits programs which includes, but is not limited to, variable pay, health care coverage, retirement plan, protection coverage, time off and leave programs, training and development opportunities and a range of allowances connected to specific work situations. Details are available at 

Regulatory Disclosure for US Positions:

Chevron is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer.  Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breast-feeding and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability (including medical condition), military or veteran status, political preference, marital status, citizenship, genetic information or other status protected by law or regulation.

We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you need assistance or an accommodation, please email us at

Chevron participates in E-Verify in certain locations as required by law.

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