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Lab Technician

Fort McMurray, Alberta
Our customer, a major oil and gas company, is currently looking for a Lab Technician for their busy facility for a 6 month contract. The successful candidate will hold a minimum of 5+ years analytical and QA/QC  experience, preferably in a SAGD facility.  This position is based out of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The work schedule is 14 days on and 14 days off, working day and night shifts. This is a fly in and fly out position.

•             Perform various routine tests in an efficient manner, not limited to the following: pH, turbidity, conductivity, hardness, alkalinity, sulfites, chlorides, silica, iron, Toc, TIC, bitumen-in-water, density, viscosity, BS&W, and Particle Analysis
•             Communicate off-spec sample results clearly and efficiently
•             Utilize, calibrate, and maintain equipment including, but not limited to: TOC/TIC analyzer, IC, ICP-OES 7600, Hach Spectrometer, Moisture Analyzer, Anton Paar Densitometer/Viscometer, Karl Fischer titrator, centrifuges, Particle Analyzer, Zeta Analyzer
•             Troubleshoot and calibrate equipment and perform preventative and corrective maintenance.
•             Collect process samples in an operating plant, following all applicable safety precautions.
•             Provide necessary training and coaching to junior members of lab staff team; work in a team environment to accomplish goals
•             Provide necessary training to operations staff when needed
•             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
•             Stay current with new technologies and test methods for continuous improvement of laboratory function
Basic/Required Qualifications
•             Minimum Chemistry technology / Laboratory technology degree; diploma or equivalent
•             This is a safety sensitive position
•             Experience in troubleshooting, modification and validation of methods
•             Proven ability to maintain and calibrate laboratory equipment
•             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
•             Legally authorized to work in Canada on a full-time basis without restrictions
Preferred Qualifications
•             Diverse knowledge of laboratory service facilities in SAGD refinery or process plant sectors.
•             Experience in laboratory QA/QC program implementation
•             Experience in troubleshooting, modification and validation of process or waste water methods           

Candidates are subject to background checks including criminal and drug and alcohol testing.

We thank all applicants for their interest in working with Roska DBO Inc. However only those selected, will be contacted for an interview.

Roska DBO Inc. is a customer-focused operations company with a more than 25-year track record offering expertise in production and equipment solutions on well sites and facilities. Based in Grande Prairie, Alberta, with a network of locations, Roska serves all of western and northern Canada, plus selected U.S. and international markets, with a primary focus on the Alberta/ B.C. region.

Our Workforce Solutions group works with customers across western Canada to recruit qualified candidates for assignments ranging from emergency callouts to longer term contingent workforce solutions. Our customers rely on us for operational staff, including plant/field operators, turnaround staff, administration and camp support staff.

In addition to fulfilling the operating needs of oil and gas producing, midstream and pipeline companies, Roska operates, designs and builds well-site facilities, rents equipment and provides production testing and flowback services using a company-owned well testing fleet. When you join the Roska team, the sky is the limit!


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