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Magellan Midstream Partners Field Chemist – Kansas City in Kansas City, Kansas


The position will execute all analytical program operations conducted at remote system labs at the overall direction of the KC Lab. This position will be responsible for managing the remote lab through the use of Starlims and SOPs managed by the KC lab. The position will provide Tier 2 level support for analytical instrumentation at the remote system lab as well as other Magellan field labs within a geographical proximity including but not limited to coordinating preventive maintenance (PM), repairs, and service calls. The position will coordinate and manage all Statistical Quality Control testing as directed by ASTM 6299. This position will be responsible for continually auditing and reviewing SOPs and keeping abreast of changes to ASTM methods. The position will provide support for the required DOT maintenance and repair of the flow through cylinders used in testing NGLs.


Analytical Testing Operations:

  • Performs a variety of analysis and tests of multiple product types including Crude, Refined and NGLs. The testing is done in the context of Analytical Program Worksheets built and managed through Starlims.

  • Performs ad hoc testing to support Research and Development projects directed by Quality Control or other Commercial departments.

  • Position will maintain a qualification standard on all methods by annual process managed through the KC lab.

Analytical Instrumentation:

  • Position is responsible for managing and executing on the current Laboratory Instrument and Apparatus Readiness Procedure (FFW-ADM-0716).

  • It is expected that this position will provide Tier 2 level support for instrument maintenance and repair. Tier 1 level should be accomplished by following standard troubleshooting protocols developed for each instrument or apparatus. Tier 2 support would entail maintenance or repair being performed at a level that would require additional specific training or experience with the equipment. The position would either complete the repair themselves or coordinate with a repair service to accomplish.

  • Manage all of the work authorizations with the various service providers for our instruments.

  • This position is expected to remain current with emerging technology. Regular involvement with industry groups and meetings is assumed.

Compliance/Lab Safety:

  • Maintains knowledge on current ASTM specifications, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations that govern the petroleum products testing environment.

  • Assures location testing audits are routinely performed.

  • Maintains and executes on the local Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP).

  • This position could act as the CHP officer for the remote lab location.

Inspection Services:

  • At the request of the Manager of Analytical Services this position will be required to collect samples from tanks or pipelines according the protocols established in ASTM D4057.

  • This position will be required to perform DOT required inspections on floating piston cylinders used for collection of NGL samples.

  • This position will maintain training on shipping Hazardous Materials


  • This position will be required to conduct training of field operations personnel on new benchtop equipment implemented in the field for normal pipeline testing operations.


  • 5+ years’ experience in a qualified industrial or laboratory setting.

  • Technical diploma from a qualified instrument training institution or bachelor's degree in a physical science or chemistry.

Additional requirements: Regular attendance; the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing in English with co- workers, supervisors, internal and external customers; the ability to work in stressful conditions; the ability to adapt and respond in changing circumstances; the ability to use a personal computer with the Windows(R) operating system to complete time sheets, send and receive email, and access information posted on the Company's intranet; availability as needed to work on both a scheduled and call-out basis; and the ability to work at the assigned job site. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, skills, or working conditions.

Magellan Midstream Holdings GP, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, age, religion, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, or on the basis of disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.




  • High School Grad or Equiv or better


  • Bachelors or better

  • Technical/other training or better



  • 5 years: Experience in a qualified industrial or laboratory setting

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)