We are seeking a Laboratory Technician to join our team at our Refinery in Saint John, New Brunswick. In this position you will perform standard analytical tests on petroleum samples while conforming to the Laboratory’s quality management system under the supervision of Senior Lab resources. The Laboratory Technician (Day/Shift) is a learning role where you will develop your competencies in each test method.
What we offer:
Competitive salary, bonus, and pension plan
Flexible benefits, including a Health Spending Account
Wellness support, including annual wellness allowance and paid personal care days
Paid vacation and vacation purchasing
Personal and professional development opportunities
Named one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for six consecutive years
Your roles and responsibilities:
Receive training and build competencies in all test methods by Day Area or Control Lab (Shift areas). Test areas include the Corner, Cloud, Bunker, Asphalt, Chromat and Octanes.
Pick up, or receive samples for testing, and deliver the samples to the appropriate staging area.
Perform routine testing of samples and quality control specimens using specified methodology under supervision.
After review and signoff, verify and communicate test results assuring the validity and traceability of the information.
Make the appropriate entries into LIMS, instrument logs, control charts, calibration records, laboratory worksheets, and any other media, whether print or electronic, as required.
Maintain documentation, equipment, and work areas in a neat, orderly condition.
Monitor the availability of the supplies needed for testing processes, restock areas as required, and make any deficiency of such supplies known to Shift Team Lead/Area Specialist.
Complete all training specific to their role and keep personal training records current and orderly
Safety as-a-way-of-life mindset.
Ability and willingness to follow all procedures and safety protocols.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team environment.
Able to work rotating shift work; our refinery operates 24/7/365 and so does our lab. Shifts are pre-defined so you will know well in advance when you are expected to work.
Very strong attention to detail.
Able to multitask and adapt to changing priorities.
Comfortable with standard operating procedures and able to meet deadlines.
Understand the importance of complete documentation of all work performed.
Able to understand the impact of your assigned work to other groups and the organization as a whole.
This role involves being on your feet most of the day, working in environments with various chemicals, smells, and depending on testing, noise. You must be able to wear full PPE as required.
Education and experience
Post-secondary education in science or a related field.
Must have a Class 5 Driver’s License.
Prior experience in a lab environment an asset.
Experience with wet chemical testing methods an asset.
Irving Oil supports a diverse and inclusive work environment and welcomes applications from all qualified applicants.