Laboratory Technologist

Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada

Job Reference 1242951

Location Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada

Industry Oil & Gas - LNG

Function Field Services

Job Type Contract

Date Added May 8, 2024

Vacancy Overview

Laboratory Technologist – Kitimat/Terrace, BC


Airswift is seeking a Laboratory Technician to join one of our major energy oil & gas clients in Kitimat, BC. This is an initial 1-year contract with a huge possibility to be converted into an employee position.
                                             
The client is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented Laboratory Technologist to join their team. The ideal candidate will be reporting to the Senior Head of Laboratory, being a key member of the laboratory team. The laboratory technologist will assist in developing, validating, and implementing laboratory test methods to support lab sample testing for operational support.

Key Responsibilities
  •  Follow all lab safety protocols and contribute to maintaining safety and address safety issues when they arise.
  • Perform day-to-day activities such as performing routine and ad-hoc testing of process samples and finished product certification.
  •  Ensure lab instruments are calibrated and maintained for optimum performance and will troubleshoot lab instruments when problems arise.
  • Maintain lab consumables supplies, Chemicals, and reagents.
  • Engage with the wider production team to build a strong and coherent culture of collaboration between operations and the laboratory.
  • Contribute to 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 promptly.
  • Contribute to upholding the laboratory's safety protocols and escalate when safety hazards are identified.
  • Contribute to 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.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical technology Diploma or Chemical Engineering Technology
  • 3+ years’ experience in Refining/Petrochemical or heavy industry operations
  • Proven safety leadership skills, a good understanding of HSSE requirements, and 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 to support operations shift teams.
  • Strong knowledge and experience with key lab equipment such as Gas Chromatography, ICs, 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.
  • Ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
  • Strong networking and business relationship-building skills are strongly desired.
  • Strong continuous improvement mindset.
  • 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, its processes, and the data landscape to be able to identify problems, generate value, and transform the way we work.
  • Excellent analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills.

Work Schedule
  • Regular 40/hrs. per week with weekend and evening rotations.
  • Commissioning and Startup when assigned: 12-hour rotating shiftwork. Additional hours will be required during turnaround to support execution.
  • This is an Overtime Eligible role


 
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