Geoscience Research Lab Technician - X-Ray Diffraction and X-Ray Fluorescence(XRD / XRF)

Job Role Summary

The ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company located in Spring, Texas is seeking qualified individuals for a Research Lab Technician role in the X-Ray Diffraction and X-Ray Fluorescence (XRD / XRF) Facility.  Position involves analysis and characterization of rock and other materials including specimen preparation techniques for qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Job Role Responsibilities

Upstream Research Company
Focus is on the development of proprietary, high-impact technologies in support of the upstream operating companies. The approach is to align with upstream priorities and key geoscience and engineering technology issues; focus on timely and effectively technology delivery; provide expert consulting, unique laboratory capability and technical training.  Geoscience technicians in the Upstream Research Company support this effort using their data integrity skills to find, transfer, manage, and integrate various datasets in support of research team geoscientists and engineers.

Job Requirements and Primary Job Functions

  • Experience is required working in a lab applying X-Ray Diffraction and Fluorescence techniques, including preparation of samples, quantitative Rietveld analysis, and interpretation and communication of results
  • Position requires ability to recognize / troubleshoot problems with various lab instruments and a desire to collaborate with research professionals on the development and testing of new analytical procedures
  • Research Lab Technicians should have experience applying laboratory QA / QC
  • Ability to integrate XRD and SEM is desirable
  • Adaptability, teamwork, excellent communication skills, and a commitment to high safety and ethical standards

Preferred Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Master’s degree in geology with emphasis in clay mineralogy or related science (preferred)
  • Candidates with a BSc in geology or related science and comparable experience will also be considered
  • Candidates should be able to work efficiently across diverse team environments. 


Alternate Location: United States : Houston, Texas 

ExxonMobil 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, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Full time
Spring, TX 77373, US