Contract Lab Chemist

Superior, Wisconsin, United States

Job Reference 1194798

Location Superior, Wisconsin, United States

Industry Oil & Gas - Downstream

Function Operations & Production

Job Type Contract

Date Added December 6, 2023

Airswift is looking for a Contract Lab Chemist to work with a major Oil & Gas company on a 12-month contract in Superior, WI.  


A Contract Lab Chemist at the Refinery works in a temperature-controlled environment performing process control and product certification testing on various refinery feedstocks, intermediate streams, finished products and processing chemicals. Other testing includes running the appropriate QC samples to support the accuracy of the process control and certification testing. This role supports the safe and efficient operation of the refinery as well as supporting Marketing in their effort to sell high quality fuels, petroleum feedstocks and asphalt products to various retailers and government entities. 



  • Perform routine and QC testing as directed by the Chemists 

  • Document all testing results in the Laboratory Information Management System. 

  • Clean and maintain laboratory instruments, equipment and areas. Perform routine maintenance on instruments as required. Assist the Chemists with more complex repairs. 

  • Write Safe Work Permits for maintenance to be performed on the building, grounds or instruments. 

  • Perform other duties as assigned (QC administration, writing procedures, ordering supplies, training, etc.) 

  • Assist with inventory control. 

  • Write work requests for work that Maintenance will perform. 

  • Assist the Lab Tester with tank sampling if necessary 



  • B.S in Chemistry  

  • 2-4 years of Laboratory experience  

  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Word  

  • Scientific and math skills to apply formulas, identify significant figures and round numbers as required 



  • 4-year science related degree with 2 years (~ 20+ credits) of general and organic Chemistry classes with labs 

  • Ability to work independently  

  • Attention to details  

  • Multitasking – to effectively deal with the simultaneous multiple samples to be tested 

  • Time management – to meet the testing deadline expectations 

  • Communication – to relay precise, detailed, accurate information to your team 

  • Organizational – for keeping track of and accurately reporting results 


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