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Title:  Research Technologist

Date:  Jan 1, 2022

Mississauga, ON, CA, L5K 1A8

Basic Function

Reporting to the Product Development Manager, the Research Technologist will provide laboratory support for lubricant product research and development.

Job Duties

  • Lubricant product development laboratory support
  • Assist in formulation development
  • Blending of prototype product samples including both small scale and large scale (pilot blending plant) blends
  • Execute physical testing of samples and coordinate testing with external laboratories
  • Develop, implement and maintain test methods for use in lubricant product development, problem solving and customer assistance
  • Display good laboratory bench techniques and show initiative in carrying out tasks
  • Document and maintain records of all blends and test results
  • Maintain and organize laboratory including additive inventory.
  • Work collaboratively with product specialists, technicians and technologists
  • Provide product issue resolution support and collaborate within the organization to solve problems
  • Adhere to all safety, quality (ISO 9001, ISO/TS 16949) and environmental (ISO 14001) procedures in the laboratory, document and maintain records
  • Execute other assigned research and development tasks
  • Special assignments or tasks assigned to the employee by their supervisor, as determined from time to time in their sole and complete discretion


  • Experience in a chemical or petroleum product laboratory environment
  • Experience in implementation and testing requirements of ASTM International standardized test methods for lubricants and related products
  • Experience in method development, validation and quality system documentation
  • Hands-on maintenance and troubleshooting experience in FTIR, HPLC and GC-MS is preferred
  • Industry experience in Analytical Chemistry and Analytical Instrumentations is an asset
  • Experience in implementation and testing requirements of American Standard Test Method (ASTM) is preferred
  • Experience in method development and validation is preferred
  • Previous experience in Lubricants products analysis is preferred

Education Level

  • Bachelor of Science degree or Diploma in Chemical or Chemical Engineering Technology

Required Skills

  • Demonstrate knowledge and capability in lubricant formulation development, sample blending and testing
  • Excellent laboratory bench technique and ability to handle multiple tasks in parallel
  • Excellent computer skills will be put to use preparing data for analysis and building and maintaining spreadsheets and reports
  • Ability to work well within a team and independently is critical to your success
  • Demonstrate solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter, willing to take the initiative on new tasks and projects

Work Conditions

  • Primarily work in a laboratory environment with occasional work in a pilot blending plant environment

Physical Requirements

Job conditions require standing, walking, sitting, talking or hearing, making visual inspections, making precise hand and finger movements, lifting or carrying up to 25 lbs., pushing or pulling up to 25 lbs., perceiving color differences. Job conditions may require twisting, stooping, crouching, kneeling, reaching or grasping, and working in confined spaces as permitted.

Our One HFC Culture:

Our One HFC Culture focuses on five key values of Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Ownership and Inclusion. They influence our decisions, shape our behaviors and keep us connected across the entire organization. Safety is first: We maintain a true Safety culture for our employees, communities, environments and customers. Our goal is to make sure everyone returns home safely each day. Everything we do is done with Integrity; We speak up. We listen. We do the right thing. We encourage employees to Step Up and Stand Out by championing a culture of Teamwork and Ownership. Last, but not least, we foster a culture of Inclusion by encouraging diversity of experiences, viewpoints and backgrounds. What makes each of us different, together makes us stronger.

About HollyFrontier Corporation

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier owns and operates refineries located in Kansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and Utah and markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. In addition, HollyFrontier produces base oils and other specialized lubricants in the U.S., Canada and Netherlands, and exports products to more than 80 countries. HollyFrontier also owns a 57% limited partner interest and a non-economic general partner interest in Holly Energy Partners, L.P., a master limited partnership that provides petroleum product and crude oil transportation, terminal line, storage and throughput services to the petroleum industry, including HollyFrontier Corporation subsidiaries.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HollyFrontier Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other prohibited ground of discrimination.

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