Aramco energizes the world economy.

Aramco occupies a unique position in the global energy industry. We are the world’s largest producer of hydrocarbons (oil and gas), with the lowest upstream carbon intensity of any major producer. 

With our significant investment in technology and infrastructure, we strive to maximize the value of the energy we produce for the world along with a commitment to enhance Aramco’s value to society.

Headquartered in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and with offices around the world, we combine market discipline with a generations’ spanning view of the future, born of our nine decades experience as responsible stewards of the Kingdom’s vast hydrocarbon resources. This responsibility has driven us to deliver significant societal and economic benefits to not just the Kingdom, but also to a vast number of communities, economies, and countries that rely on the vital and reliable energy that we supply.

We are one of the most profitable companies in the world, as well as amongst the top five global companies by market capitalization.


We are seeking a Lubricating Oil Testing Specialist to join the Chemical & Process Analysis Division of the Research & Analytical Services Department.

The Chemical & Process Analysis Division is responsible for providing advanced analytical and technical support pertaining to crude oi and refined products, water chemistry, compositional analysis of solid materials, and process support for operational facilities. Also, work hand-in-hand with Saudi Aramco research organizations to enable technology development and innovative solutions, conduct short- and long-term applied research studies to support Saudi Aramco engineering departments, and provide technical consultancy to corporate technical committees.   

The Lube Oil Testing Specialist’s primary role is to lead the lube oil function within the group by demonstrating sound operational and hands-on experience in analytical techniques pertaining to standardized lube oil testing methods, contributing to research activities, and providing techno-economic support to lube oil business entities. 


Key Responsibilities

You will be required to perform the following: 

Engage with research, operation, and engineering entities to expand existing lubricant oil testing capabilities and business portfolio.
Provide advanced characterization using various analytical techniques to characterize various lubricant samples using both established methods such as ASTM and more bespoke methods from within the industry.

Work with lubricant formulators and molecular synthesis experts to develop integrated approaches to identifying and predicting those activities will affect the performance of finished products.

Support ongoing lubricant research projects within by providing technical expertise and/or analytical support.

Develop new analytical methods for non-routine tests and assessments to meet operational and research needs.

Develop and propose new methods to differentiate lubricant products for marketing purposes.

Integrate the lubricant laboratory with relevant industry inter-laboratory quality schemes.

Carry out investigative studies in matters related to lubricant quality concerns and in support of both production and operational issues.

Utilize project management tools in setting work objectives, detailing experimental scope, and timely execution of the projects towards sound technical solutions.

Mentor and coach young scientists and technicians in the field of lubricant oil testing to develop sustainable competency within the team.

Minimum Requirements

As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelors degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering from a recognized and approved program. A PhD degree is preferred. 

You will have a minimum of ten years of experience in the lubricating oil industry, including at least 5 years in analytical testing laboratories.

You will have Sound experience and hands-on skills in testing of finished lubricant formulations, base oils and lubricant additives. 
You must have the ability to understand and interpret the requirement of research, engineering, and operation entities and translate those into meaningful reports, recommendations and conclusions including guidance on future directions.
You will be able to demonstrate technical authority and broad credibility, preferably including representation on test development activities with groups such as ASTM and with industry bodies, and with publications and/or patents.
Having some experience in lubricant formulation is a requirement.
Reasonable understanding of the overall lubricant industry landscape including industry and OEM specifications and how they are responding to market changes, is also necessary.
Proven track record of project delivery in technical support, research and technology development and deployment in the area of lubricants is preferred.
You will also have experience with lubricants suppliers’ operations and processes involved in the formulation, blending, and production.

Working environment

Our high-performing employees are drawn by the challenging and rewarding professional, technical and industrial opportunities we offer, and are remunerated accordingly.

At Aramco, our people work on truly world-scale projects, supported by investment in capital and technology that is second to none. And because, as a global energy company, we are faced with addressing some of the world’s biggest technical, logistical and environmental challenges, we invest heavily in talent development.

We have a proud history of educating and training our workforce over many decades. Employees at all levels are encouraged to improve their sector-specific knowledge and competencies through our workforce development programs – one of the largest in the world.


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About Saudi Aramco

Saudi Aramco is the world’s largest integrated oil and gas company; its upstream operations are based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and it also operates a global downstream business. Headquartered in the city of Dhahran, the company operates in eight locations within the Kingdom and 20 locations overseas, and employs around 76,000 people.