Laboratory Technologist

Posted 07 May 2024
Salary CA$40 - CA$45 per hour
LocationRegional District of Kitimat-Stikine
Job type Contract
DisciplineEnergy Recruitment
Contact NameDean Prystupa

Job description

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Laboratory Technologist on a contract basis for one of Canada's Leading Projects located in the Stikine Region of beautiful British Columbia.

Reporting to the Senior Head of Laboratory, as a Laboratory technologist you will play a key member of the laboratory team by assisting in, developing, validating, and implementing laboratory test methods to support lab sample testing for operational support. You will share and contribute to the ongoing development of the laboratory quality, safety manual and establish of the EQP standards. A great opportunity to be part of one of Canada's newest and historical projects!

A schedule of responsibilities during the execute phase of the project (including pre-commissioning, commissioning, start up and ramp up) may include:

  • Engage with the wider production team to build a strong and coherent culture of collaboration between operations and laboratory.
  • Contribute in performing lab testing on routine and ad hoc samples received in the lab to support commissioning activities.
  • Responsible for communicating abnormal and off-spec results to operations in a timely manner to facilitate operational adjustments if needed.
  • Responsible for maintaining safety in the lab by following established safety protocols and raising safety concerns and solutions in a timely manner.
  • Contribute in uphold the laboratories safety protocols and escalate when safety hazards are identified.
  • Contribute in performing minor troubleshooting on laboratory equipment when the need arises.
  • Accountable for maintaining inventory of lab supplies, chemicals and reagents for a smooth lab operation.
  • Will be available for after hours or weekend support when necessary.

To be successful, you will have:

  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry or Chemical Technology Diploma or Chemical Engineering Technology
  • 3+ years experience in LNG/Refining/Petrochemical or heavy industry operations
  • Proven safety leadership skills, good understanding of HSSE requirements, track record in managing personal and process safety.
  • Good communication skills (written and oral) and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively at all levels of the organization. Work together with/ align with other engineering disciplines for supporting operations shift teams
  • Strong knowledge and experience with key lab equipment such as Gas Chromatography, IC's, Titrators, Spectrophotometers, pH and conductivity meters etc.
  • Strong computer skills - PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong Knowledge of ASTM and Standard Water and wastewater testing test methods, ISO 17025 standard
  • Ability to support and sustain changes, to work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Strong networking and business relationship building skills is strongly desired.
  • Strong continuous improvement mindset.
  • Works effectively in a team environment that builds trust and engagement.
  • Maintains a strong relationship partnership with the Operations Unit Production Specialist, Head of Operations, and technical discipline specialists sharing overall responsibility for the successful planning and execution of these activities
  • Have a strong understanding of the business, their processes and data landscape to be able to identify problems, generate value and transform the way we work.
  • Embrace change and can work with agility to constantly adapt and manage change.
  • Excellent analytical, planning and problem-solving skills.

This role requires that you:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada (i.e., by way of Canadian citizenship, permanent residency, or valid work permit) (External role)
  • Regular 40/hrs. - 50 hr/s per week with possible extended hours/ This is an Overtime Eligible role.
  • Willing to work and Live in the beautiful District of Stikine (Kitimat/Terrace). For applicants located outside of the region, you are encouraged to explore what Kitimat has to offer in terms of lifestyle including schooling, local amenities, outdoor adventure, and housing, to ensure Kitimat is where you would like to call your new home. Camp accommodation will be considered for the successful candidate if necessary.
  • Are willing to comply with the companies' drug-free and harassment-free work environment and comply with all safety policies and procedures.
  • Undergo a pre-placement medical assessment of your fitness for duty, a background check and Pre-Site Access testing for alcohol and specified drugs.

Our client is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace and culture, a safe and sustainable facility, strong community, and stakeholder relationships. They are a globally competitive, digitally connected business, from construction to start-up to steady state. They have partnered with governments, local communities, and First Nations to maximize shared value.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.