Co-op Student Lab Technician

Date:  Feb 29, 2024
Job Category:  Co-op Student Program

Co-op Student Lab Technician
Location: Edmonton  
Job status: Full Time Fixed Term
Department: Lab - Edmonton 


What it’s like to Work Here
At Gibson Energy, we are powered by the diverse, skilled and innovative talent of our employees to ensure safe and responsible operations. Employees take pride in being a trusted member of our communities where we live, work and play to create a positive impact. It’s our people that make coming to work everyday enjoyable – sharing success together along the way.
The Gibson Way
Attracting and retaining the right people is key to our business strategy. For 70 years, Gibson Energy has been defined by people who seize opportunities and make exceptional customer service a part of everything we do.
The Business doesn’t successfully operate without ‘we’ collectively working together and ‘I’ contributing individually to achieve our goals. Transitioning from words on the wall to actionable values, provides a daily anchor for our colleagues and teammates to kick start their day with energy. By staying true to our values, we will continue to build a powerful presence in the industry, navigate change more successfully, and dominate our competition!
The ‘We & I’ play a very important role in our success! 

  • Contribute & Add Value Everyday
  • Keep Our Edge & Be Resilient 
  • Stay Focused & Open-Minded
  • Work it Out & Do it Together


About Our Student Program

The goal of our Student Program is to develop the leaders of tomorrow by providing meaningful work experiences that allow students to gain valuable industry knowledge from all levels of the organization. The students will have the opportunity to grow their professional network, give back to the community, and gain real world skills that will enhance their knowledge applicable to their studies.


What Our Student Program Offers:

  • The ability to become part of an incredible work environment and culture that supports career development and advancement.
  • The opportunity to gain valuable industry knowledge and gain real world skills to enhance related fields of studies.
  • A flexible hybrid work environment.
  • The opportunity to join a Student & New Grad Community that organizes social events for current students or recent graduates that are new to the professional industry!

The Co-op Student will fulfill a lab technician role in routine analysis, and assist with R&D activities, as directed by the lab team lead.


What You'll Be Doing

  • Conducts routine lab analysis on terminal products.
  • Collects samples within the terminal as required.
  • Orders lab supplies.
  • Performs preventative maintenance on lab equipment.
  • Maintains safe work procedures and a healthy lab environment according to Gibson Safety and Environmental policies.
  • Demonstrates a personal commitment and proactive approach to Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) through participation in all applicable EH&S programs and ensures safe operation of the branch, team or unit and compliance with all Company EH&S policies and procedures. 
  • May perform other duties as assigned. 


What You Will Bring

  • Currently enrolled or graduation in a chemistry related post secondary or technical program.
  • A degree or diploma from a technical institution in a related field would be an asset. 
  • Available for a 12 - 16 month fixed-term work term from May 2024 to May 2025 or August 2025

  • Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Ability to work a rotating shift schedule days and nights.
  • Possesses knowledge or experience in the petroleum industry would be an asset.
  • Exhibits excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge in Gas Chromatography.
  • Basic understanding of Chemistry.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in MS Outlook, Excel and Word.


Working Conditions

  • The majority of the work is performed in an office environment.
  • This job is subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol testing as outlined in Gibson Energy’s Drug & Alcohol policy and pre-employment Functional Fitness Testing. 
  • This job is subject to background checks as outlined in Gibson Energy’s Background Checks policy.  Background checks include Drug & Alcohol testing, Functional Fitness Testing, Employment Verification, Drivers License Verification, Reference Checks and Criminal History Check. 
  • Must be able to walk on uneven surfaces as well as climb ladders and stairs 
  • Standing and/or sitting for long periods 
  • Occasional bending and twisting is required, as is prolonged neck positioning  
  • Some crouching, squatting, kneeling  
  • Frequent to constant upper extremity movements (elbows, forearm, wrist) 
  • Lifting up to 40lbs 
  • Pushing up to 30lbs and carrying up to 40lbs