Laboratory Technician

Job Title: Laboratory Technician
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Grande Prairie, Canada
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2019-05-12
Reference: BH-108164
Contact Name: Malgorzata Stefan
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 13, 2019 23:00

Job Description

NES Global Talent is a leading global technical recruitment company providing professional contract and permanent staff to a diverse world-wide client base within the oil & gas Industry. Our client, is currently seeking an Lab Technician based in the Grande Prairie area.


  • Support Coordinator, Lab, with lab operation, safety, environmental systems and issues, ISO/IEC 17025 and LIMS implementation and maintenance
  • Third party lab data management and invoice coding
  • Support stakeholders on projects, R&D and operations optimization          
  • Knowledge of plant areas and work teams, know where to find historical data, full understanding of document retention, report approver when necessary
  • Support Coordinator, Lab on projects and operation optimization
  • Proven ability to troubleshoot instrument and procedure problems 
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of applicable company prescribed software and programs
  • Writes, reviews and revises Standard Operating Procedures
  • Carry out routine and non-routine lab testing and data entry, when necessary
  • Thorough understanding of testing procedures and instruments
  • Ensure daily Quality Assurance and Quality Control is performed, documented and charted for all lab instruments and/or equipment 
  • Troubleshoot instrument/technical issues along with the resulting documentation
  • Identify issues that impact safety, environment and/or production
  • Report any safety issues that come up and help contribute to ideas for avoiding accidents and improving the overall safety at the Foster Creek facility
  • Maintains records of reference standards and materials used
  • Maintains all reference materials, standards, instrument and/or product certificates
  • Verify test methods and reference standards are in accordance with the Lab standards
  • Look for and lead efforts to improve processes and procedures
  • Support any other business requirements determined by the Coordinator, Lab
Must haves:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • This is a safety sensitive position and will be subject to the relevant requirements of the company’s  Alcohol and Drug policy which includes pre-assignment testing
  • 2-5 years lab experience
  • ISO/IEC 17025:2005 knowledge an asset
  • SAGD, Petroleum Laboratory and Water Testing experience ideally suited for the role
  • Experience with reading and working with Process and Instrumentation Diagram (P&ID)
  • A University Science Degree (BSc) or Technical Diploma in Chemical Technology
  • Well-developed interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to contribute within a strong team environment
  • Ability to work with little supervision
  • Valid class 5 driver’s license
  • Detail oriented and self-motivated with the ability to handle multiple tasks