Chemist -1080

at CVR Energy in Coffeyville, Kansas, United States

Job Description


Under the general direction of the Laboratory Supervisor, this position will conduct laboratory analysis, instrument maintenance, instrument calibration and QA/QC compliance on the feedstock and products associated with a complex petroleum refinery. The incumbent will review analytical data and provide technical support to the production laboratory and act as a liaison between the blending, scheduling, testing and transportation functions of the department. This a full-time day shift position which includes rotating weekends and holidays.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent required
  • Bachelor’s Degree in chemistry or Science-Related Degree


  • 0-4 years' experience in a chemical plant or refining laboratory preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and or experience in using laboratory database systems and/or instrument operating software preferred.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in a laboratory environment and compliance with all Environmental, Health & Safety policies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of laboratory testing equipment including Gas Chromatography, X-Ray spectrometers and various other petroleum laboratory testing equipment
  • Proficiency with Word and Excel is required
  • Must have the ability to analyze data and issue reliable product status reports
  • Good problem solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and oral
  • Ability to adjust work schedule to meet the needs of the business and address unexpected issues
  • Fluent in English, both oral and written required


  • Perform chemical analysis and quality control testing in the Lab using accepted, published procedures
  • Perform calibrations and standardizations to maintain quality in test results
  • Maintain the QA/QC program, quality investigations as needed as well as any reports and recordkeeping needed to validate sample results
  • Maintain product specifications and purchased material specifications
  • Perform special studies to support Operations and Process Engineers troubleshooting production problems
  • Review, update, and develop procedures and train Lab Technicians
  • Manage lab electronic reporting system and lab equipment repairs
  • Recommend and justify new lab equipment and systems
  • Provide support to ensure compliant operations required
  • May perform non-routine physical and chemical testing of products and processing materials
  • Interact with Area Supervisors, Unit Engineers or Unit Operators to help troubleshoot process problems
  • Adhere to safe work practices
  • Assist the Department Manager and Chief Chemist as needed


  • To provide data for improved cost efficiency
  • To improve accuracy and to maintain quality
  • Ensure specifications are being met on all products
  • Adherence to all company policies and procedures

Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States. The Company will not sponsor immigration or work visas.

CVR Energy is an EEO and affirmative action employer. We encourage qualified minority, female, veteran and disabled

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Job Posting: 12463905

Posted On: Mar 21, 2023

Updated On: Jun 05, 2023

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