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Flow Assurance Upstream Research Technician

Kelly Services
Houston, TX 77007
**Flow Assurance Upstream Research Technician**


Our Fortune 500 Upstream Research Customer is seeking a long-term contractor for a laboratory research technician to provide laboratory support to research and technical staff in the area of flow assurance and fluid properties. The position will be located at their Friendswood Test Facilities site working within laboratories for applied Flow Assurance and Fluid Properties testing. The role will involve working within an interdisciplinary team on technology development and laboratory testing focused on assisting global projects and operating assets in managing flow assurance challenges.

+ Work in a team environment while independently preparing samples and executing procedures for flow assurance and fluid properties testing and analysis

+ Interpret/analyze data and provide insights to researchers, affiliates and customers

+ Maintain high standards for safety and data quality

+ Collaborate and problem solve with researchers

+ Maintain lab facilities and equipment


+ Highly experienced with hydrocarbon fluid sampling and preparation as it relates to flow assurance and fluid properties lab testing

+ Demonstrates expertise and strong working knowledge of standard testing and analytical techniques relevant to flow assurance and fluid properties research such as Rheology, Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Cross Polar Microscopy, Pour Point Testing, and Emulsion Testing

+ Conducts performance testing on various types of flow assurance chemicals such as wax inhibitors, drag reducing agents, anti-agglomerates, etc.

+ Supports specialized Flow Assurance/Fluid Properties testing using custom designed equipment (e.g. flow loops, high pressure fluid charging/sampling units, etc.)

+ Performs lab management activities including equipment maintenance/calibration/troubleshooting, service and repair coordination, and maintaining stock of consumable materials and supplies

+ Competent in the management and coordination of considerable amounts of field samples entering the laboratory

+ Adheres to established laboratory safety processes and standards to maintain safe lab operations at all times


+ **Research Program Initialization** : Collaborate with senior technical staff and researchers to develop objectives and test programs/workflows. This involves a willingness to actively engage technical staff and researchers, collaborate with them and learn the various test methods to assist in developing the plan associated with the research program.

+ **Testing** : Operate experiments outlined in the research program safely. Effectively communicate any immediate observations to the research staff for rapid adjustments. Flexibility is required, as much of the testing performed is unique research, and results are not always anticipated.

+ **Troubleshooting** : Able to determine issues with equipment or workflows, and collaborate within the team to develop and implement innovative solutions. Must have the ability to work hands on with lab equipment and related utilities.

+ **Data Analysis and Quality** : Assist research staff with data collection, quality checks, and data input/extraction. Perform pre- and post test data analysis and interpretation including generating standard or customized reports, plots, and graphs. Provide insights to research staff through the data analysis.

+ **Communication Skills:** High level of written and verbal communication for both training and updates of technical work. Ability to effectively engage and collaborate with people with diverse skill-sets and backgrounds.

+ **Safety:** Ability to incorporate safety values into all aspects of work, and willingness to contribute to our safety culture.


+ Education: 4-year college degree in chemistry or relevant engineering field is desired

+ Technical & Laboratory Experience: A minimum of 1 year of industry laboratory experience in flow assurance and/or fluid properties is required, with proven track record of delivering high quality and quantity of technical test results to customers.

+ Computing and Information Technology: Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word.

**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **Science & Clinical?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire industry experts just like you. Our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the worlds most critical challenges. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills, interests, and career goalsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background and education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get your expertise noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kellys Human Resource Knowledge Center.
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Posted: 2022-09-23 Expires: 2022-10-24

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