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Lab Technician
  • Job ID: 220
  • Department: Oil Movements
  • Work Schedule: Field
  • Salary Band: L1
  • Minimum Experience: 3 years
  • Minimum Education: HS Diploma or GED
  • Relocation Provided: No
  • Closing Date: Apr 21, 2024
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Employment Type: Fulltime-Regular
  • Contributor Level: Technician
  • Location: Valdez
  • Facility: VMT - Maint Complex

Accountabilities and Specific Requirements:

  • Valdez - Alaska residency is preferred. Individuals living away from Valdez are responsible to report to their work location on time, and to report if required for unscheduled overtime.  Each week will consist of 40 hours of regular pay and 44 hours of overtime pay.  Valdez living expenses (housing, food, etc.) are not reimbursed.  


  • This is a non-exempt position working 7 days on/7 days off rotational schedule.   Overtime will be required as well as the ability to travel.  This position is not eligible for relocation benefits.


  • One (1) or more


  • Starting L19 – L3 ($43.30 – $53.55 per hour) – DOE (Progress max L6 $63.56/hour)
  • 401K with 7% match, pension, vacation leave, sick leave, medical, dental, vision, Flexible Spending Account, up to $9K location Hardship COLA, and more.


  • Technicians will participate in basic training that will provide an understanding of Alyeska’s technical systems and business processes and what it is like to be a technician on the Trans Alaskan Pipeline System (TAPS).  After basic training, individuals will be placed into their initial job assignments and begin the technician progression program.
  • Alyeska Pipeline has a formal progression program that enables technicians to advance in pay with experience. The progression program includes performance objectives and specific developmental goals, all within the established program timeline (which includes milestones and testing for completion).  A mentor will also be provided to help guide the individual through the program.


Under general direction of the Analytical Laboratories Supervisor, the Laboratory Technician provides Laboratory services at Valdez or Pipeline Labs.  The successful candidate must be willing to actively support Alyeska’s Code of Conduct, Rules and Regulations, and workplace expectations. Performs routine quality control testing as required by departmental standard laboratory procedures (SLPs) and sampling schedules.

  • Performs physical and chemical analyses on crude oil in accordance with published procedures based upon ASTM Methods and API Standards
  • Completes chemical and physical testing procedures on potable and non-potable waters, and other related media in accordance with regulatory requirements
  • Conducts routine and non-routine sampling and preservation of materials to comply with permits and regulatory requirements
  • Maintains documentation such as logbooks, work orders, preventative maintenance tasks, and calibration data to ensure compliance with written guidelines, policies, and procedures
  • Prepares and ships samples to contracted laboratories
  • Completes monthly Quality Bank sampling and maintains Quality Bank sampling equipment
  • Calibrates instruments, completes minor repairs, prepares standards, completes inventory, and orders laboratory supplies
  • Completes training as required for Technician Progression and Development
  • Communicates with Operations personnel to ensure that sampling and analytical methods meet the data quality objectives for the industrial process or project
  • Performs general laboratory housekeeping
  • Recommends changes that will improve business effectiveness
  • Demonstrates and promotes teamwork to ensure continuity and consistency in the laboratory.



MINIUMUM QUALIFICATIONS:  Applicant must meet or exceed these minimum job requirements to apply for this position.
  • HS Diploma or equivalent
  • 12 hours of college chemistry or three (3) years of technical work experience in any of the following disciplines: laboratory testing, metering, automated measurement systems, or environmental field work
  • Good communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Able to use computers and software including database and data transfer applications
  • Able to work independently and perform successfully in a team environment
  • Able to lift at least 35 pounds
  • Position may require the employee to lift 70 pounds on an intermittent basis
  • Valid driver’s license


  • B. S. degree in chemistry or related science
  • Familiar with state and federal regulations and test methods published by EPA, ASTM, Standard Methods, and ADEC
  • Experience with troubleshooting and repairing general lab instruments
  • Trained in dangerous goods shipping requirements
  • Experience with administration and maintenance of LIMS software
  • Experience driving on unpaved roads and in adverse weather conditions
  • Experience with Alyeska work expectations, regulatory requirements, and procedures

Position Description:
This job is accountable for performing sample collection, analysis, and shipping for APSC operations.


  • Ability to understand and evaluate instrument readings
  • Ability to safely operate motors, valves, and switches to control flow of fluids
  • Ability to understand instrument operation and perform basic repairs
  • Ability to work with basic hand tools and electrical equipment
  • Ability to identify and resolve non-routine and complex problems


  • Believe In Zero: We believe zero is far from nothing. Zero accidents and spills make this a safer place to work. Zero regulatory infractions and operational upsets help things run smoother. On TAPS, zero is something of worth.

  • Be Accountable: We all take ownership in the success of Alyeska. We ask, "What else can l do?" to move forward. We keep our commitments and expect the same from others, with respect and without excuses. After all, we know our future depends on it

  • Speak And Work As A Team: We never go it alone, and only win together. We know that everyone is important; no one is more important than another. We build each other up and form stronger bonds with every interaction. We tear down silos. "They" is not in our vocabulary because "we" are TAPS.

  • Get Better Every Day: We're for better. It helps us evolve the way we work to deliver stronger results. It builds trust with our customers and co-workers. By learning, growing, and challenging the norm, we'll leave TAPS better for everyone.

  • Speak Up, Step Up: Here we feel free to use our voice. We speak up about opportunities and ideas and when we see any safety risks or concerns. And we step up to assess problems and implement solutions. Being proactive is a way of life at Alyeska.

  • Act With Discipline: We know there’s no easy path to excellence. It takes high standards that we fully commit to for ourselves and our contractors. It's hard work, requiring rigor and precision, but practice delivers outstanding results.

  • Spend Wisely: We treat the company as if it were our own. That's why we track and optimize our resources. We balance people, time, materials, and budget to ensure we’re being smart with money and eliminating waste.

  • Take Action: You won't find us standing on the sidelines waiting for the perfect solution. We know when progress is more important than perfection. We’re agile, quick, and make well-informed decisions. It's what lets us move further, faster.


Employment with Alyeska is contingent upon successfully passing a background investigation and, in some cases, a Physical Fitness Test and Medical Exam specific to the role for which you are applying. Alyeska also requires pre-employment urinalysis drug testing for all positions. A positive drug test makes you ineligible for employment with Alyeska and on TAPS.

Please note, Alyeska does not seek or accept any genetic information as part of the drug testing procedure or any other process that could directly or inadvertently provide genetic information (family medical history).


Federal Law requires all employers to verify identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. Alyeska Pipeline Service Company participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment eligibility.


The Alyeska Valdez Marine Terminal (VMT) is a regulated facility, and the employee hired to work on the VMT or to provide emergency support or other approved work for the VMT will be required to have a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC). For more information about this Federal credential access the Web site listed below. The successful candidate for this job will be notified if a TWIC will be required and will then be responsible for enrolling and obtaining a TWIC prior to their hire date.

Alyeska Pipeline is a drug-free and alcohol-free workplace.