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Sample Room Technician


USA - TX - Port Arthur - Oxbow Calcining LLC

Job Category: 


Education Level: 

High School Diploma


Full Time

Job Description: 

With headquarters in West Palm Beach, Florida and offices in over 35 countries, Oxbow is consistently recognized by Forbes magazine as a one of the top privately held companies in the United States. Oxbow is global supplier of energy products that specializes in the sourcing, production, transportation, and logistics of value-added industrial materials critical to a variety of manufacturing processes. Oxbow’s products are essential in the production of aluminum, steel, glass and cement and our specialty products are used in variety of innovative products including high performance plastics, solar panels, electronics, and batteries.

Oxbow Calcining LLC is currently looking for a Sample Room Technician to join our team in Port Arthur, Texas. This position will be responsible for collecting, preparing and analyzing samples representing raw materials, finished products and customer shipments, adhering to ASTM or accepted company procedures to ensure customer requirements are being maintained.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Collects raw and calcined coke samples for quality control analysis. Performs special collections and analyses if needed.
  • Prepares raw and calcined coke samples for laboratory tests, in accordance with defined procedures.
  • Perform some Laboratory testing as required
  • Communicates lab data as needed to lab supervisor and/or lab manager
  • Perform some data entry as required
  • Cleans up sample room, and spillage, including proper disposal of raw and calcined coke samples and retains.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on sample room equipment. If needed, may assist maintenance personnel on an as-needed basis in the repair and adjustment of equipment.
  • Advises the supervisor on matters relating to the improvement and the continued safe functioning of sample room equipment and facilities.
  • Operates all mobile equipment required to perform job duties and check oil, water, battery and fuel.
  • Maintains emergency equipment, such as flashlight and rain suit for possible use during a storm.
  • Reports all injuries, regardless of seriousness, immediately to the supervisor.
  • Ensures compliance with safety, personnel, timekeeping, payroll, attendance and other plant procedures or guidelines.
  • Maintains communications with the supervisor and coworkers on matters concerning daily activities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Communicates clearly and concisely by means of verbal or written word, must read and understand instructions and inform detailed instructions to other workers at shift change.
  • Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner, able to multitask when needed.
  • Ability to enter data, and understand data in excel spreadsheets, or other similar forms of data entry.
  • Must actively complete all ISO/environmental/safety training requirements at the facility.

Education and Experience:

  • Associates Degree preferred

    Physical Requirements:

    • May sit or stand for extended amount of time.
    • May work outdoors which may include extreme working conditions and inclement weather conditions.
    • As needed, lifts, carries or otherwise moves and positions objects weighing up to 35 pounds.
    • Must be able to work in confined spaces and in elevated work areas.
    • Must be able to handle working with petroleum coke products and use respiratory protection
    • Able to work in dusty environment
    • Must be able to work with hand tools
    • Must be able to load and unload heavy equipment, either with manual labor or by operating machinery.
    • Must train in safety requirements at the facility.
    • Must be required to move about to coordinate work.
    • Work may require occasional weekend and/or evening work.
    • Must be able to travel as needed
    • Ability to communicate or exchange ideas by means of verbal or written word to impart information to contractors and to convey detailed Instructions to other workers.

    Oxbow Offers:

    Competitive Pay
    Health insurance
    401k match
    Paid time off

    Oxbow is an equal opportunity employer.

    NOTE: This job description reflects the company’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned. Assigned tasks are subject to change at any time due to company discretion, job requirements, reasonable accommodation or other reasons.

If you would like to apply for this job, submit your resume with a cover letter to:

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