Lab Technician

Date:  Jul 19, 2024
Job Category:  Operations

Lab Technician
Location: Moose Jaw  
Job status: Full Time Permanent
Department: Moose Jaw Operations 

Is this position safety sensitive: Yes 

Apply today! Application deadline is June 31, 2024 at 11:59pm MST.


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

This is what we are all about and we encourage you to learn more! Click Here: The Gibson Way


Operate a refinery testing lab including the operation, maintenance and quality control of the lab instruments, data management and reporting using appropriate industry specific technology.  Ensures that all tests be performed according to applicable procedures on a safe and timely basis.


What You'll Be Doing

  • Performs laboratory testing on samples inclusive of Flashpoint, Distillation, Viscosity, Asphalt quality, pH, Conductivity, Chloride, Oil & Grease, Penetration, Softening point, Salt content, Vapor Pressure, Hydrogen Sulfide, Sediment & Water, and other tests as assigned.
  • Prepares lab solutions and standards used in analysis and quality control.
  • Prepares samples for analysis according to applicable procedures.
  • Ensures lab chemicals are properly labeled, following WHMIS approach, and stored safely.
  • Performs instrument maintenance and quality control as per procedures and recommended best practice.
  • Utilizes and maintains technology related to lab operations, including but not limited to instrument control & system interfaces, LIMS and data reporting.   
  • Collects samples as required in various sample container sizes from trucks, pipelines, tanks, process and QC buildings.
  • Use of company vehicle to transport samples around the refinery. Fuel up the lab assigned company vehicle when required.
  • Administrative work including data review and entry into LIMS and applicable data reporting tools.
  • Maintains safe work procedures and a healthy lab environment in compliance with Gibson Safety, environmental policies and applicable procedures.  
  • Assists in training less experienced lab staff.
  • Assist in the collection, labelling, boxing and shipping of samples to third party labs for analysis.
  • Keeps up to date with changes to industry accepted testing standards.
  • Recommends appropriate replacement and advises on options for new equipment when necessary.
  • Performs basic house keeping duties.
  • Maintains clean sample point locations within the facility.
  • Communicate lab results and any actions taken to immediate supervisor / manager.
  • Communicates and follows Company Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.
  • Reports all spills, emergencies and incidents & near misses to Lab Supervisor.
  • Informs Lab Supervisor of any lab issues affecting operations or stakeholders.
  • 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'll Bring

  • Chemical Technology Diploma – or equivalent Education.
  • A degree or diploma from a technical institution in a related field would be an asset.
  • Knowledgeable in using Microsoft office applications. Advanced competency with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word.
  • Knowledge of ASTM testing standards for both asphalt and petroleum product would be an asset.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License.
  • Knowledge in applicable lab operation technology including data management and reporting (using LIMS), instrument operation and system interfaces.
  • Advanced understanding of hydrocarbon chemistry and test standards.
  • Ability to perform all duties and responsibilities in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Familiarity with applicable testing standards (API, ASTM, etc.) and manufacturers recommended procedures regarding operation, calibration and maintenance of instruments.
  • Competent with the functional knowledge requirements outlined in the job profile assigned via the Competency Management and Development System (CMDS).
  • Ability to work and contribute in a team environment while independently managing multiple and competing priorities.


Working Conditions and Physical Requirements 

  • The majority of the work is performed in a lab environment.
  • This position requires physical mobility and able to perform duties in a confined space and/or in the vicinity of dangerous goods.
  • This position requires employees to wear appropriate PPE as required by the company’s safety policies and as required for weather conditions. 
  • 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, handgrip).
  • Lifting up to 40lbs.
  • Pushing up to 30lbs and carrying up to 40lbs.
  • This job is subject to background checks as outlined in Gibson Energy’s Background Checks policy. Background checks may include: pre-employment drug & alcohol testing, pre-employment functional fitness testing, employment history verification, reference checks, education and/or credentials verification, driver's license verification and a criminal history check.


What We Offer 
What makes us different from other companies? Who are we and why do you want to work with us?  Well, its because of:

  • Competitive pay.
  • Employer pension contribution matching.
  • Comprehensive health, dental & vision benefits, including leading mental health and family planning benefits.
  • Generous time off.
  • Incredible work environment and culture that supports career development and advancement.


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