Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) Recruitment of Assistant Quality Control Officers (Grade A0)

Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) is a diversified, integrated energy major with presence in oil, gas, petrochemicals and alternative energy sources. Empowered with the ‘Maharatna’ status, the organization aspires to be ‘The Energy of India’ and ‘A Globally Admired Company’.

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. has been featuring year after year among India’s Best Companies to Work For and has been recognized as Best Employer among Nation-Builders. Registering an all-time high Profit After Tax of Rs. 21,836 Crore in FY 2020-21, the organization is propelled towards a sustainable future by its high-caliber people adopting best practices aided by state-of-the-art technologies.

To fuel its future growth, Indian Oil invites applications from energetic and dedicated candidates for selection to the post of Assistant Quality Control Officers.

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

ACTIVITIESTENTATIVE DATES
DATE OF OPENING OF ONLINE APPLICATION01-10-2021(10.00 Hrs.)
LAST DATE FOR ONLINE PAYMENT THROUGH SBI e-COLLECT21-10-2021 (17.00 Hrs.)
LAST DATE OF SUBMISSION OF ONLINE APPLICATION22-10-2021 (17.00 Hrs.)
LAST DATE FOR PwBD CANDIDATES TO SUBMIT PRESCRIBED PROFORMAS FOR SCRIBE THRU’ EMAIL {REFER CLAUSE F.11}:BY 23-10-2021
PRINTOUT OF ONLINE APPLICATION FORM ALONG WITH SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS TO REACH (BY ORDINARY POST ) TO: The Advertiser, Post Box No.3096, Head Post Office, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003BY 06-11-2021
TENTATIVE DATE OF WRITTEN TEST07-11-2021
TENTATIVE DATE FOR PUBLICATION OF LIST OF CANDIDATES SHORTLISTED FOR GD/GT & PERSONAL INTERVIEW ON WWW.IOCL.COM22-11-2021
TENTATIVE DATE OF GD/ GT AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWDec’2021- First Week onwards

Number of Posts including reservation, Educational Qualification, Experience Criteria, and other eligibility criteria / parameters shall be as under:

Number of Posts and Reservations

Total Number of PostsURSCSTOBC(NCL)PwBDEWS
7128107 @196
{01 PV, 02-PH, 01-PL &
02 Multiple Disabilities )*
7

@- includes Backlog for 02 ST.

* includes Backlog of 01-PH & 02 Multiple Disabilities – Against these Backlogs, Candidates from the other 3 remaining sub categories under PwBD (Refer Clause F.4) can also apply with stipulation that in case of non-availability of a candidate belonging to the notified sub-category, the posts shall be filled by interchange among the any of the other sub-categories

Selected candidates may initially be posted in any of the Units/locations of Refineries Division/Marketing Division. They may, however, be transferred/posted anywhere in India or in Subsidiary/Joint Venture companies during the service period.

Educational Qualification Requirement

The candidate should have been awarded Master’s Degree in Chemistry/equivalent disciplines from recognized Indian Universities/Institutes.

Equivalent disciplines in M.Sc. in Chemistry shall include Inorganic/Organic/ Analytical/Physical/Applied Chemistry/Industrial Chemistry.

Any other branch of Chemistry e.g. Biochemistry, Pharmacy, Toxicology, Geochemistry, Pharmacology, Food Technology etc. will not be considered towards eligibility.

Candidates belonging to General/OBC(NCL)/EWS categories should have secured minimum 60% marks in qualifying degree examination. Marks in Qualifying degree is relaxed to 55% for Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)/ Persons with Benchmark Disability (PwBD) candidates.

Qualifying degree obtained through full-time regular course only shall be considered eligible.

Experience Requirement

Minimum 02 Years of Cumulative Experience in following: Experience in Testing/R&D/Quality Control in Petroleum /Petro-chemical/Polymer/Fertilizer Unit Laboratories

AND/ OR

Experience in an NABL accredited laboratory. The experience shall be considered valid only if the lab is accredited in the Field of “TESTING” with Discipline as “CHEMICAL”. The lab should have scope under Group: Lubricants/Petroleum and Products. (Disciplines like Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Biological, Radiological, NDT etc. shall not be considered)

Experience gained after date of declaration of result of qualifying degree will only be considered towards counting experience. Any experience gathered after B.Sc. or as a short-term trainee (summer/winter project etc. during M.Sc.) will not be considered towards relevant experience.

Teaching & Research experience in an academic institute will not be considered as relevant experience.

Job Responsibilities (Indicative)

Selected candidates will carry out testing of petroleum and /or petrochemical product. They should be conversant with/ carry out the following :

 Testing of Petroleum Fuels/ lubricants (finished/used) /greases & additives samples as per specification requirements and Lubes packaging material testing etc, Polymers & Petrochemicals; furnishing quality certificates of finished products & raw materials; Operation & maintenance of digital instruments i.e UV/GC/GLC/HPLC/ Spectrophotomer/ AAS/FTIR/ICP/Micro-coulometer /ED-XRF/WD-XRF/Auto-viscometers/ Titrimeters etc.; Water testing relating to Refinery i.e COD/BOD/Oil/mineral content, pH, suspended solid etc.; Testing of chemical raw materials/Incoming Process Chemicals; Interface with Petroleum Refinery/ Petrochemicals/ Polymers/ quality assurance aspects related to fuels/lubes, storage/transportation by pipelines/ tankers/ tank wagons/ road tankers, storage/ dispensing at outlets, water and waste water quality management, Technical services etc for quality assurance; NABL accreditation, evaluation and optimization of process chemicals and additives; Exposure to Melt flow Index, Colour Spectrometer, APS, Bulk Density Apparatus, Lab Extruder Operation, UTM Operation; Calibration of laboratory equipment, troubleshooting/ rendering technical assistance to process/ production/ various functions.

 Should be conversant with BIS/IP/ISO/ASTM test methods and specifications for PhysicoChemical Testing of petroleum products & petrochemicals; Testing of Aviation/ NonAviation Petroleum Fuels/ Bio-fuels/ LPG/ lubricants (finished/used) /greases & additives samples as per specification requirements and Lubes packaging material testing etc as per Page 3 of 11 national and international test methods and specifications and release of test reports; Furnishing quality certificates of finished products & raw materials; Ensuring function of manual and automatic laboratory equipment’s, maintenance of records of preventive and breakdown maintenance and processing of their AMCs; Working on and maintenance of computer aided instruments like UV/ GC/GLC/HPLC/Spectrophotomer/AAS/FTIR/ICP/ Micro-coulometer/ED XRF/WD XRF/DRES/ auto-viscometers/titrimeters/HTHS etc.; Verification/calibration of Hydrometer/ Thermometers/ Pressure-gauges, Viscometer etc and preparation of certificates; Calibration of laboratory equipment’s (internal/external) and maintaining calibration schedule; Preparing laboratory reagents for chemical testing as per test methods; Keeping of inventory stock-cards of laboratory equipment’s, chemical and glassware in the lab and their replenishment from time to time based on MIL (minimum inventory level); Operation of mobile laboratories for field sample testing at the industry retail outlets. This involves touring upcountry locations for inspection/testing; Maintenance of high levels of safety, maintenance & housekeeping at all times in static and mobile laboratories; Preparation of MIS data on static/mobile lab activities and furnishing the same to the controlling officers; Interface with Petroleum Refinery/Petrochemicals/Bulk Fuel Terminals/Aviation Fuel terminals/Lube & grease plant operations including synthetic lube plants operations/quality assurance aspects related to fuels/lubes, storage/ transportation by pipe lines/tankers/tank wagons/road tankers, storage/ dispensing at retail outlets, water and waste water quality management, Technical services etc for quality assurance; Conceptualizing and implementing appropriate Quality Management Systems/ Defence self-certification in the lab ie. NABL/ISO /self-certification etc.; Trouble shooting/ rendering technical assistance to process/ production / various functions; Following the guidelines from DGCA, DGAQA, DG Shipping and MOP & NG issued from time to time; Developing statistical techniques for representation of testing data from laboratories; Coordination with line functions i.e. aviation, operations and Sales etc. at the location; Conducting training to location level officers and visiting customers; Effective use of modern Information Technology and SAP enabled tools for execution of routine work.

Age Limit

Maximum 30 Years as on 30-09-2021 for General and Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) category candidates.

Selection Process

The selection process will comprise of Written Test (objective type consisting of two parts – General Aptitude and Discipline Knowledge), Group Discussion/Group Task and Personal Interview.

Admit Card for Written Test will be issued to all prima-facie eligible candidates on the basis of the details furnished in Online Application form and submission of application fees (applicable for UR, EWS & OBC(NCL) Category candidates). Scrutiny of documents submitted by the candidates will be carried out post Written Test. Only those candidates will be considered/ called for next stage i.e. GD/GT and Personal Interview who are (a) shortlisted on the basis of Written Test and (b) meet the notified eligibility criteria upon verification of documents sent by the candidates by ordinary post and other parameters.

The candidates should secure minimum qualifying marks as mentioned below in each stage i.e. Written Test, GD/GT and Personal Interview, for consideration for next stage of selection process and finally adjudged suitable for selection.

Pay & Perks

Selected candidates will be placed in the pay scale of Rs. 40,000/- to Rs. 1,40,000/- (Grade A0).

In addition, the selected candidates will receive Dearness Allowance (DA) and other allowances, according to the rules of the Corporation in force, and as amended from time to time. Other allowances /benefits include HRA/housing accommodation (depending upon place of posting), medical facilities, gratuity, Provident fund, Employees’ Pension Scheme, Group personal accident insurance scheme, leave encashment, leave travel concession (LTC)/LFA, contributory superannuation benefit fund scheme, conveyance advance/ maintenance reimbursement, performance related pay (PRP) etc as per rules of the Corporation.

The gross valuation of remuneration to the company will be about Rs 14.3 Lakhs per annum inclusive of performance related pay (PRP). The actual remuneration may vary depending on place of posting, financial performance of the Corporation and annual performance appraisal of the individual.

How to apply

Step 1: Candidates meeting the prescribed eligibility criteria for the post, may visit the website www.iocl.com and Go to ‘What’s New’ > Click on “Recruitment of Assistant Quality Control Officers – 2021”> Click on “Click here to Apply Online” (to fill online application form) to access the relevant application link which will remain open from 01-10-2021 (10:00 Hrs) to 22-10-2021 (17:00 Hrs). Page 10 of 11

Step 2: Furnish particulars/details pertaining to age, educational qualifications, post qualification experience, caste etc. and such other information as sought in the online application format.

Step 3: Upon submission of particulars (Step 2), the online system will generate an Application ID, which will be sent to the candidate through email/SMS. Click on Continue Part II Application and Login using Application ID and Date of Birth.

Next step to be followed by General, OBC and EWS candidates and by SC/ST/PwBD/ExSM category candidates shall be as under:

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