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Lab Technician, Quality Assurance

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Date: Apr 12, 2018

LOCATION: Sarnia, Ontario (CA-ON)

Job Overview

Are you passionate about working within a positive team environment, possess strong attention to detail and integrity then we have the role for you. Reporting to the lab supervisor you will be responsible for quality data and ways to improve lab efficiency and accuracy through quality analysis, testing improvements, etc. with collaboration with other technicians and the quality assurance staff.

Key Accountabilities

  • Support the journey to zero safety culture of Suncor and keep environmental responsibility foremost in mind
  • Perform property testing on various refinery streams and finished products
  • Follow statistical rules and perform corrective actions
  • Perform minor maintenance and troubleshooting on laboratory equipment
  • Record all testing results in the lab information management system
  • Elevate and communicate data results that do not meet product specifications

Required Qualifications

Experience and Education:

  • Experience in a petroleum refinery laboratory or other analytical laboratory
  • Experience with gas chromatography instrumentation and software as well as ISO 9001 standard compliance and requirements
  • Environmental lab experience is an asset
  • University level science degree or chemical engineering technologist diploma or equivalent education
  • Possess a valid driver’s licence and a clean driving record

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Proficient with good lab practices (GLP) knowledge and skills along with statistical process control and statistical techniques
  • Highly motivated to achieve the best results and deliver the most value
  • You possess strong communication skills both verbally and written
  • You have strong time managements skills, well organized with the ability to handle multiple tasks
  • Keen attention to detail and strong work ethic

Working Conditions

  • The position has a 6-month probationary period which thereafter is represented by the Sarnia employees' bargaining association (SEBA)
  • The shift schedule is an alternating schedule of six weeks of eight hour days then four weeks of shift rotation (Specifically: Mon. and Tues. days – Wed. afternoon – Thurs. and Fri. off – Sat. and Sun. days – Mon. and Tues. afternoons – Wed., Thurs. and Fri. off – Sat. and Sun. afternoons – Mon., Tues. and Wed. off – Thurs., Fri., Sat, and Sun. days – Mon. and Tues. off -  Wed. days – Thurs. and Fri. afternoon then the day rotation starts again for 6 weeks; ten hour shifts from 7 am to 5 pm during the day shift and 1:30 pm to 11:30 pm for the afternoon shift).  Note: while on shift you’re not able to take time off

Why Suncor
Go ahead. Expect growth. We want you to have a job you're genuinely excited about - as well as opportunities to learn and challenge yourself or mentor others. Plus, Suncor Energy offers a flexible employee package that can be adjusted to suit the changing needs of your life, including:

  • Competitive base salary and compensation programs
  • Attractive annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

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Business Overview
Suncor Energy is Canada's energy company - meaning rewarding opportunities for you to apply your knowledge, contribute and grow in a variety of career-building positions. Our business portfolio spans the entire energy sector, from a leadership position in oil sands development, to refining and marketing operations, natural gas, and conventional oil production, internationally and offshore East Coast Canada.

And while we are working to responsibly develop petroleum resources and contribute to the communities where we live and work, we are also developing our renewable energy portfolio, which includes wind power and biofuels.

As part of Suncor's team, you'll contribute to the ongoing success of Canada's largest energy company - one with a solid track record of growth, a focus on safety and sustainability and tremendous potential for the future. And you'll have the opportunity to learn from experts in the industry and build on your skills every day.

Suncor promotes diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Suncor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Suncor is committed to accessibility and accommodations will be provided to applicants upon request. At Suncor, we are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we live, and where every team member has the opportunity to reach their full potential.

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JOB CATEGORY: Engineering

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