Job Description

Why Valvoline Global Operations?

Valvoline Global is a worldwide leader in automotive and industrial solutions, creating future-ready products and best-in-class services for partners around the globe. Established in 1866, we introduced the world’s first branded motor oil, claiming our position as The Original Motor Oil.

As an affiliate of Aramco, one of the world's largest integrated energy and chemicals companies, we continue to invest strategically and expand globally, driving unparalleled product innovation and sustainable business solutions.

Our corporate values of care, integrity, passion, and excellence shape everything we do. Living out our values is what makes our company, our employees, our partners, our customers, and the communities we serve great.

When you join Valvoline Global, you join a culture that is committed to: treating all people with care, operating with integrity, striving for excellence in everything we do, and showing passion about delivering on our commitments.

Careers for the Driven

Valvoline has a rewarding opportunity as a Operator Technician- Test Lab. We whole-heartedly adopt a ‘never idle' mindset. We also know that outstanding service begins and ends with our employees. So, we’re looking for good people to join our team. You bring your skills, talents, and drive. We will give you a great place to work, a competitive salary and benefits, and the resources and support to develop and advance within our global company.

How You’ll Make an Impact

We need a quick learner who can become a subject matter expert in our opearations environment. Operator technicians of Valvoline Global’s automotive test laboratory in Ashland, KY primarily operate on various engine tests and other automotive tests which crucial to research & development, performance validation, and certification of Valvoline Global’s various automotive products, such as light-duty as well as heavy-duty engine oil lubricants, coolants, and other automotive fluids. In the role, you would be responsible for:

  • Setting up of various test stands, install/uninstall engines and automotive systems on test stands, charge fluids (engine oil, coolant etc.), cleaning up stand process instruments, etc.
  • Operate and monitor (under guidance of test engineers) various engine tests, bench tests, vehicle-level tests and other automotive system tests for automotive fluids & product performance evaluation. Take oil and coolant samples, perform oil-leveling mid test or end of tests.
  • Perform periodic inspections and maintenance on various mechanical equipment and sub-systems; such as fork-lift, fleet vehicles, fuel tanks & its subsystems, compressors, pumps, air-conditioners, humidity system, heat exchangers etc.
  • Loading & Unloading of freight deliveries, fuel tank-truck deliveries into underground or above-ground storage tanks
  • Organize, upkeep, clean-up of the test lab rooms, as well as around the facility
  • Handle movement and storage of oil and coolant drums, sample containers, used oil & coolant drums
  • Provide assistance to other technical & operating personnel, such as electrician, engine build, engineers
  • Take periodic safety trainings
  • Other duties and responsibilities as determined by Valvoline from time to time in its sole discretion.

What You’ll Need

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum of Associate degree or Diploma in Automotive Technology/Mechanics /Mechatronics or Industrial systems & maintenance or equivalent
  • Minimum 2-3 years of work experience in automotive or industrial process or related field is preferred.
  • Must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Basic ability to operate computers (Microsoft Windows), computerized systems and use Microsoft Word, and Excel, is required.

  • Understanding US std. and SI/metric units of length dimension as well as for other process parameters (such as; temperature, pressure, flow, weight, volume, force, torque, velocity etc.)

  • Understanding of vehicle systems, automotive operations, internal combustion engine components etc.

  • Basic utility knowledge of various mechanics tools

  • Basic working understanding of US std. pipe dimensions, threads & thread sizes, various connection/ fittings (NPT, Straight, Hyd., EFI, JIC/AN, Swagelok, camlock, US vs metric etc.), hoses, tubing etc.

  • Must be able to stand, lift, bend, kneel, sit, climb stairs, and work in lab for extended periods of time. Should be able to work in noisy, hot, and humid indoor lab or outdoor environment. Ability to handle and/or lift minimum 50 lbs.

What Will Set You Apart

  • Professional or technical certification(s) (such as vehicle diagnostics, diesel mechanic, ASE / other OEM certification, etc.)

Benefits That Drive Themselves

  • Health insurance plans (medical, dental, vision)
  • HSA and flexible spending accounts
  • 401(k)
  • Incentive opportunity*
  • Life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid vacation and holidays*
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement*
  • Adoption assistance*

*Terms and conditions apply, and benefits may differ depending on position.

Valvoline provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Are you good at what you do? Join us.

The Company endeavors to make its recruitment process accessible to any and all users. Reasonable accommodations will be provided, upon request, to applicants with disabilities in order to facilitate equal opportunity throughout the recruitment and selection process. Please contact Human Resources at 1-800-Valvoline or email to make a request for reasonable accommodation during any aspect of the recruitment and selection process. The contact information is for accommodation requests only; do not use this contact information to inquire about the status of applications.

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