Lab Technician III


Airswift is working with one of our major oil & gas clients to find a Lab Technician III join their team in a 6 months assignment in Fort McMurray , AB.

• Perform various routine tests in an efficient manner, not limited to the following: pH, turbidity, conductivity, hardness, alkalinity, sulfites, chlorides, silica, iron, Toc, TIC, bitumen-in-water, density, viscosity, BS&W, and Particle Analysis
• Communicate off-spec sample results clearly and efficiently
• Utilize, calibrate, and maintain equipment including, but not limited to: TOC/TIC analyzer, IC, ICP-OES 7600, Hach Spectrometer, Moisture Analyzer, Anton Paar Densitometer/Viscometer, Karl Fischer titrator, centrifuges, Particle Analyzer, Zeta Analyzer
• Troubleshoot and calibrate equipment and perform preventative and corrective maintenance.
• Collect process samples in an operating plant, following all applicable safety precautions.
• Provide necessary training and coaching to junior members of lab staff team; work in a team environment to accomplish goals
• Provide necessary training to operations staff when needed
• Ensure laboratory facility is kept clean and in a safe and functional condition
• Ensure that all laboratory supplies and expendables are available and in stock
• Interface with Operators, Process and Facility Engineers, and Site Management
• Stay current with new technologies and test methods for continuous improvement of laboratory function

Basic/Required Qualifications:
• Minimum Chemistry technology / Laboratory technology degree; diploma or equivalent
• Minimum 5 years analytical and QA/QC experience
• This is a safety sensitive position
• Experience in troubleshooting, modification and validation of methods
• Proven ability to maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment
• Self-starter; ability to work with limited direction
• Strong written and verbal communications skills
• Basic skills in Microsoft Productivity programs.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment, utilizing strong organizational and time management skills
• Ability to comply with a 14/14 rotational schedule, day shift and night shift
• Legally authorized to work in Canada on a full-time basis without restrictions

Preferred Qualifications:
• Diverse knowledge of laboratory service facilities in SAGD refinery or process plant sectors.
• Experience in laboratory QA/QC program implementation
• Experience in troubleshooting, modification and validation of process or waste water methods

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