Laboratory Technician
Terrapure Environmental
Toronto, ON, Canada
4d ago

Thursday, April 18, 2019

ABOUT TERRAPURE We are a leading, vertically integrated provider of essential environmental and industrial services in Canada for industrial, commercial and institutional end markets, including the manufacturing, mining, construction, refining and petrochemical, waste management and remediation, institutional, transportation, pulp and paper, utilities and oil and gas sectors.

Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, we employ over 2,100 people and operate an integrated network of over 70 locations, coast to coast.

We are uniquely suited to address both the simple and complex environmental service needs of a sophisticated customer base through our highly specialized network of facilities, broad portfolio of service capabilities, deep understanding of the waste volumes we manage, and robust health and safety and regulatory compliance programs.

Our comprehensive portfolio of services, including onsite and field services and collection, processing, recovery and disposal, allows us to manage the lifecycle of waste streams from point of generation through ultimate resolution, with an orientation towards minimizing disposal and maximizing the recovery or recycling of valuable by-

products. Job Type : Location : Position Description The Afternoon Shift Laboratory Technician is responsible for the day-

to-day analysis of samples arriving into the laboratory and for ensuring they meet proper specifications so they get correctly allocated to the proper tank or disposal outlet.

The incumbent will lead the waste water, oily water and the solid treatment program. This is a represented position under the Teamsters Local Union 938.

Key Accountabilities Provide chemical and physical QA / QC analysis in support of the Toronto facility operations. Complete sample preparation, quality assurance and quality control of material.

Perform analytical tests on material, using both wet chemical and instrumentation methods for detailed trace level analysis, and basic fingerprint receiving criteria.

Laboratory equipment includes ICP, GCMS, GCECD, Karl Fisher, pH meter etc. Responsible for data entry, laboratory record management and control charting and for maintaining analytical method performance logs to ensure quality results.

Receiving and shipping approval of material and documentation, including production batch processing preparation. Ensure that results, reports and product release forms (including certificates of analysis) are completed, recorded and appropriately reported / distributed in a timely, efficient and professional manner.

Carry out neutralization and other treatments to manage, dispose of and recycle chemical products, and participate in developing new treatment processes.

Operate, be able to troubleshoot, and maintain working order of laboratory equipment at all times. Perform routine instrument preventative maintenance.

Report concerns about samples, analytical results and equipment problems to the Management Team. Order, track and maintain inventory of day-

to-day laboratory supplies and chemicals as required. Maintain the Laboratory MSDS. Work independently, complete daily tasks accurately and efficiently.

Contribute to the team by offering training and accomplishing other related tasks. Identify and recommend improvements to processes and systems.

Provide technical support and on-site analytical chemistry expertise on assigned projects. Comply with Corporate and regulatory policies and procedures.

Assist with other duties as assigned by management. Provide short term coverage in Shipping & Receiving to receive bulk loads during breaks and off hours.

Experience, Qualifications & Education Technical College diploma in a related technical / chemical field. A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering Technology is considered an asset.

Previous laboratory experience in an industrial environment is preferred. Familiar with environmental regulations (CEPA, Ontario Reg.

347 / 558, TDG, etc.) as well as internal and external industry specifications that support the business is an asset. MS Office (Access, Excel, Word, Outlook etc) proficiency.

Ability to adjust with rapidly shifting priorities and to work with minimal supervision. Ability to provide direction to plant staff for instructions in the yard.

Sound ability to assess risks related to mixing chemical products. Proven communication (written / verbal) and mathematical skills.

Effective organizational and interpersonal skills. Strong team player with the ability to work independently. Working Conditions This position is primarily performed in a laboratory setting.

  • You must be able to stand for long periods of time and be able to walk between the laboratory and the yard. This position will require you to retrieve samples from designated work areas within the facility with exposure to environmental conditions that may include;
  • hot, cold, dirt, dust, wet or noise. You must be able to work independently and as part of a larger team environment. You must be able to communicate in English both verbally and electronically.

    Work Schedule This position will operate on the Afternoon Shift (3 : 00pm-11 : 00pm) in an industrial setting that operates 24 hours per day, 5 days per week.

    You may be required to work additional hours and / or outside of regular hours to meet customer requirements. Inclusion Statement Terrapure Environmental is an equal opportunity employer.

    We are committed to providing an environment without discrimination and employ personnel without regard to race, age, gender, or any other protected ground.

    Our philosophy is to provide fair and equal employment and development opportunities for our employees based on skills and capability.

    Terrapure Environmental provides applicants and employees with reasonable accommodation upon request, as may be required.

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