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  • Job reference: RMS0118093

Lab Technician

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Calgary
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 02/01/2013
  • Time left:
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    (09/01/13)
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The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, requires expertise for their ongoing oil sands mega-projects in Alberta.

The Role:
Manual disaggregation (with mortar and pestle) of oil sand solids, preparing subsamples (using riffler) for subsequent Particle Size Distribution (PSD) analyses.
May operate Laser Diffraction Instrument to determine particle size distribution. Some light lifting (< 20Kg) may be required.
Other ad-hoc lab assistance as required.

Working Conditions:
Laboratory environment

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Diploma in Chemical Technology (SAIT), BSc (Chem.) or similar and/or equivalent experience
Preference given to candidates who have experience with oil sands solids sample preparation for Particle Size Distribution (PSD) analyses and analyses by Laser Diffraction
Demonstrated Computer skills (word, excel)
Demonstrated Lab Skills
Preference to candidates who have above skills as well as other experience within oil and gas analytical testing laboratory (ASTM hydrocarbon testing such as ash, viscosity, asphaltene; distillation, etc.)
WHMIS - Health surveillance test indicating fit to work (able to wear a half-mask respirator when required)
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