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United States Houston: R&D Lab Technician - Chemistry

United States Houston: R&D Lab Technician - Chemistry

Date: Aug 19, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77032

We are looking for the right people — people who want to innovate, achieve, grow and lead. We attract and retain the best talent by investing in our employees and empowering them to develop themselves and their careers. Experience the challenges, rewards and opportunity of working for one of the world’s largest providers of products and services to the global energy industry.


About the Group:


In 1919, Halliburton ran the first cementing job in Oklahoma, transforming how an entire industry approached oil and gas wellbore architecture. Halliburton’s innovation of creating an annular barrier with a cement-based hydraulic seal significantly reduced risk while helping to sustain the life of the well. Since then Halliburton has been industry leader in tailoring zonal isolation solutions and delivering dependable barriers all over the world. The R&D team is where it all starts.  From technology and process improvement, to new product development, this team is the heart of Halliburton-Cementing and continues to revolutionize the cementing industry.


Position Summary:


Key Competencies/Responsibilities

  • Under direct supervision, performs assigned duties within the chemical hygiene plan and the current HSE laboratory safety standards.
  • Follows prescribed safety rules and regulations in performing assigned duties.
  • Performs duties to conduct routine laboratory tests according to procedures or which require the selection of test equipment/instrumentation procedures.
  • May also build prototypes, models, and special equipment and/or perform basic material or environmental tests using basic techniques with electrical/electronic, chemical, and mechanical equipment that includes set-up, calibration, trouble-shooting, monitoring, and data collection.
  • Operates laboratory or other equipment such as pumps and rig equipment, as required to execute assigned tasks.
  • Documents test data for reporting purposes. Maintains files and documentation related to test equipment and test results of equipment.

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of a BS degree in Engineering or other science, technology or related degree
  • 2 years of the laboratory testing
  • Rheology and additive compatibility testing
  • Equipment operation and calibration

Desired Requirements

  • Candidate should have MS in mechanical, civil, petroleum, or BS with 2+ years of relative experience (lab and/or field) with next skills sets.
  • Cement slurry and additive testing: Be able to perform slurry rheology testing, slurry preparation and conditioning, thickening testing (Autoclave), sonic strength UCA, mechanical UCS testing (MTS, GCTS, INSTRON load frames), fluid loss (static and stirring).
  • Equipment operation and calibration: Rheometers, viscometers, consistometers, fluid loss cells, load frames, ultrasonic cement analyzers, machinery equipment.
  • Familiar with cementing field operations is a plus.


Candidates having qualifications that exceed the minimum job requirements will receive consideration for a higher level role given (1) their experience, (2) additional job requirements, and/or (3) business needs.  Depending on education, experience, and skill level, a variety of job opportunities might be available including Lab Tech-Chemistry, Lab Tech-Chemistry Senior, or Lab Tech-Chemistry Principal.


Halliburton is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



3000 N. Sam Houston Parkway E., Houston, Texas, 77032, United States


Job Details

Requisition Number: 43227  
Experience Level: Experienced Hire 
Job Family: Engineering/Science/Technology 
Product Service Line: Cementing  
Full Time / Part Time: Full Time

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Compensation Information
Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

Job Segment: Technician, Business Process, Technology, Management

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