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Lab Analyst

Lab Analyst

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PetroChoice, a leading distributor of lubricants, oils, fluids, and greases is currently recruiting a lab analyst for our Wichita, KS location due to growth. Our history is marked by consistent growth and expansion, which has significantly widened our scope of experience and capabilities as a lubricant distributor.  Our mission is to provide lubrication solutions that create value for our customers. We will realize this mission through our commitment to our employees as well as to the highest standards of service, quality, integrity, and safety.

We are a premier distributor of lubricants and services to thousands of companies in many states including Pennsylvania, Maryland, Ohio, Minnesota, Wisconsin, New Jersey, North Carolina, Florida, Tennessee, Kansas, Colorado, and Nebraska among others. In fact, we distribute and offer our services from more than 50 locations in 32 states every day and include top brands of oils, greases, and other lubricants.


Position is Monday to Friday - 2nd Shift 3PM - 11 PM


We offer a competitive starting salary, comprehensive benefit package, including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, company paid life insurance, company paid long term disability and 401K.

The overall purpose of this position is to perform routine, non-routine, quantitative and qualitative oil analysis, essential to operations. Employee will evaluate the chemical and physical properties of various organic and inorganic substances, in order to investigate their applications for optimized utilization. Employee should have knowledge of commonly-used concepts, practices, and procedures within the science and mathematics field. Other important tasks include, but are not limited to; monitoring of new and used oils to ensure compliance with applicable specifications, interpreting results, preparing documentation for technical support, and following safety protocols as to provide a safe and controlled environment compatible for team-orientated work.


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  • Receiving and processing oil samples to analyze, make determination, and report the data to the appropriate recipients.           
  • Analyze daily samples with in a 24-hour period (in coordination with other shifts).
  • Consumable inventory and stocking. Maintenance and cleaning of lab, and lab equipment.
  • Procedural preparation of chemical solutions and standards.
  • Set up and conduct tests utilizing Gas Chromatography, ICP Mass Spectrometry, and/or by chemical and physical techniques.
  • Frequent use of computer software (Outlook, Excel, TC Navigator, Win Lab, etc)
  • Verbal and electronic communication of test results to appropriate parties.
  • Perform other duties and tasks assigned or requested by supervisor.



  • Must be available for weekends, nights, and holidays.
  • Ability and dexterity required to accurately perform routine tasks within time and space parameters.
  • Comprehension of basic science and mathematical concepts, including algebra
  • Ability to work with and without direct supervision; relies on instruction and pre-established methodology to perform the functions of the job.
  • Team player; proven ability to collaborate and work well with others.
  • Must attend initial and annual safety training.
  • Must meet safety stipulations set by federal, state and local regulatory agencies
  • Skills to effectively communicate information through speaking, writing and to communicate information and ideas so others will understand.
  • Must possess the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously.
  • Solution provider – possesses strong analytical skills and ability to anticipate issues before they arise.
  • Detail oriented and excellent organizational skills: accuracy is essential.
  • Able to exercise great initiative independent judgment.


Physical/Mental Requirements:

  • Physically able to lift 50+ pounds, operate hand tools, vacuum pumps, compressors, and gas cylinders.
  • Mentally able to stay on task and follow directions.
  • Mentally able to handle stressful situations with professionalism.


Work Environment:

  • Lab coverage is 24/7 and extends to weekends and holidays.
  • Second shift hours are 3pm-11pm, five days a week.
  • Indoors; environmentally controlled setting.

  • PPE; primarily including gloves, safety glasses, and/or masks
  • Exposure to forklift traffic, mechanical parts, wet surfaces, low and high noise levels as well as hazardous waste, and chemical exposure.
  • Ability to work in close proximity of, and with other employees of the lab.

Education and Experience:  

  • H.S Diploma or GED
  • 1-2 years of experience in lab setting preferred.