Lab Technician - 6 month contract

Fort McMurray, Alberta

This position will be a site based role, where the central job function will be collecting and analyzing samples to provide accurate data to operations. The successful candidate will also comply with a QA/QC laboratory program to ensure accurate reporting.

  • Support and comply with the policies, goals, efforts, and programs of CPCs Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) Management System
  • Collect and extract well pad emulsion samples.
  • Collect gas samples
  • Prepare collected or extracted samples for analysis or shipping.
  • Perform various routine tests in an efficient manner, primarily Karl Fisher water analysis.
  • Communicate sample results clearly and efficiently
  • Utilize, calibrate and maintain Karl Fischer titrator
  • Collect process samples in an operating plant, following all applicable safety precautions
  • 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


  • This is a safety sensitive position and will be subject to the relevant requirements of the CPC's Alcohol and Drug policy, which includes pre-assignment testing
  • Have, or be willing to complete H2S Alive before arriving to site to begin work.
  • Able to perform sampling with SCBA (Self-contained breathing apparatus) when required.
  • Valid Drivers license- Comfortable driving a truck.
  • Willing to work in a high paced physical role in an outside environment ~50% of the time.
  • 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
  • Valid DL and fit testing for SCBA 7000 required

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