Laboratory Technologist

Edmonton, Alberta

- Laboratory Technologist

- Edmonton, Alberta (Christina Lake)

Job Type:

- Contract

General Description of role:
- Managing administrative laboratory duties as well as daily laboratory testing
- Main support for the Coordinator, Lab on managing daily operation of the Main Lab, and as a support for the Lab Technicians
- To consistently produce reliable results while adhering to the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 as well as the requirements set forth in the CL lab Quality Management System (QMS)

Accountabilities / Responsibilities:
- 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 stake holders on projects, R&D and operations optimization
- Compiles weekly SLT update, KPI and data reports and submits to Sr. Technologist, Lab for approval
- Acts as approver and distributor of all reports if Coordinator, Lab is off site
- 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
- Liaison for third party labs with knowledge of their capabilities and ability to determine the right test for the right result considering sample matrix
- Proven ability to troubleshoot instrument and procedure problems
- Keep inventory up-to-date and order new supplies through Maximo
- Deal with Procurement group on issues related to ordering supplies
- Writes, reviews and revises Standard Operating Procedures
- Trains and sign-off all lab technicians on laboratory processes and procedures
- Carry out routine and non-routine lab testing and data entry, when necessary
- Thorough understanding of testing procedures and instruments
- Maintain both Operations satellite labs as well as Main Lab by ensuring instruments are calibrated and working correctly and chemical inventory is stocked, when necessary
- 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
- 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
- Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) using Thermo SampleManager program back-up super user.
- Act as back-up for Coordinator, Lab and Lab Technicians, when required
- Support any other business requirements determined by the Coordinator, Lab

- 6-8 years lab experience
- ISO/IEC 17025:2005 knowledge

Would be an Asset:
- SAGD experience
- Petroleum Laboratory experience
- Water Testing experience
- Experience with reading and working with Process and Instrumentation
- Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
- A university science degree (BSc) or technical diploma in Chemical Technology

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