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LABORATORY TECHNICIAN – GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES

companyCore Laboratories Canada Ltd
locationCalgary, AB, Canada
PublishedPublished: Published 2 weeks ago
ExpiresExpires: Expiring in less than 5 weeks
Engineering / Geology
Full time
2 - 5 years

SUMMARY

Perform laboratory testing specific to geological characterization, such as, thin section preparation and (laser) particle size analysis. May also be eligible for cross-training opportunities across other facets of core analysis.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.

·         Prepare samples for analysis by following prescribed cleaning, division and treatment methods.

·         Operate, maintain and calibrate various types of laboratory equipment such as sonic sifter apparatus, balance, laser microtrac analyser, sonic probe and bath, centrifuge and thin section preparation equipment.

·         Be skilled in several aspects/services and be familiar with their theory and application.

·         Document incoming samples to record receipt and monitor progress.

·         Review data to assure analytical results.

·         Perform appropriate quality control guidelines in concert with QA/QC program that is utilized in the department to assure accurate analytical results.

·         Dispose of samples in a manner which compiles with environmental requirements.

·         Maintain a safe, clean and efficient workplace adhering to all laboratory safety requirements.

·         Comply with all health, safety, and quality management system requirements.

·         Contribute to the effectiveness of the management systems, including improvement of performance and reduction of nonconformities.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with certain disabilities to perform the essential job functions when safety is not compromised. A 90-day initial review period applies to Laboratory Technicians, during which time the technician will be evaluated for suitability of the job.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

·         A high school diploma or equivalent required

·         Bachelor of Science (Geology) degree preferred

·         Two years of related experience and/or training preferred

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read, analyze and interpret instructional and technical materials relating to procedures and safety; and applicable government regulations. Ability to write applicable reports and correspondence clearly. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, schedulers and clients.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, and quantities (linear, volumetric, or weight) and to read and interpolate applicable data and tables.  

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule formats.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Familiarity with basic computer skills in word processing and spreadsheet programs is helpful but not required; however, Laboratory Technicians must possess the capability to learn these applications through instruction.

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

Laboratory Technicians are expected to exhibit professional appearance and attitude. They are also expected to act in harmony with fellow employees.

JOB ASSIGNMENTS

Laboratory technicians must be ready to accept job assignments at any time, including scheduled days off. Overtime must be worked as required. Attendance at safety meetings is required.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid driver’s license and a good driving record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative, but not necessarily all-inclusive, of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with certain disabilities to perform the essential functions when safety is not compromised.

Physical Qualifications for Petroleum Laboratory technicians:

·         Pass the drug and alcohol test specified for safety-sensitive employees.

·         Be able to work in the presence of odors typical of petroleum or petrochemicals without allergic reactions or nausea. When such odors are within OSHA-designated permissible exposure limits (PELs).

·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; talk or hear; and test or smell. The employee frequently is required to walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

·         Laboratory personnel must regularly lift or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

·         The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions when safety is not compromised.

·         While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The department provides product information, training, engineering controls, and personal protective equipment to protect employees from exposure to potentially harmful levels of those materials. Employees are required to read product information, use available engineering controls, follow guidelines presented during training, and be able to wear and use appropriate protective equipment, including respiratory protective equipment, as may be required by the work environment.

·         The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Area of focus

  • Geo Sciences / Geology

Required education level

  • Bachelor's degree 

Years of experience

  • 2 - 5 years
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