Laboratory Technician - student

Terracon Geotechnique Ltd. Nisku, AB $1.00 per year



Terracon Geotechnique Ltd. – an employee owned, Alberta based company, are looking for a Laboratory Technician student out of Calgary or Nisku, Alberta for a 4-8 month term.  Are you looking for professional experience before graduation?  Are you eager to grow and develop laboratory skills?  Do you like to learn and build your resume?  Then this role is for you!  Apply today.


What you Can Expect

This position is ideal for those who have excellent time management skills, along with a consistent work ethic. This can be demonstrated on a daily basis while completing various sample testing. The hours for this position will vary and may include evenings, weekends, and holidays. May be eligible for overtime.  


What You’ll be Doing

  • Receive samples and perform various lab testing while accurately following the ASTM and CSA Standard procedures (i.e. proctors, sieves, atterbergs, hydrometers – to name a few)
  • Ensure that testing is being performed safely and in a timely manner
  • Calibrate lab equipment (proctor machine, sieves, ovens, scales and molds) and complete preventive maintenance of lab equipment from time to time (such as: cleaning, greasing) 
  • Document sample and test information once received.  Appreciate sample integrity
  • Must be able to work well with others and by themselves, under minimal supervision

What We’re Looking For

  • Enrolled in Civil Engineering Technology, Environmental, or Geotechnical Sciences post-secondary program
  • Eager and willing to learn a laboratory based role
  • Foster a safe working environment

Working Conditions, Schedule, and Physical Requirements

·       Legally authorized to work in Canada

·       Must have valid driver’s license, with clean driver’s abstract

·       High school diploma required

·       Successfully perform a Fit for Work test

·       Complete a drug & alcohol test


Terracon’s Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission is to help ensure projects are designed, built, and maintained with the sound application of geotechnical, geoscience, environmental and safety standards so that they operate effectively and safely.  Our Vision is to be an industry leader by building best in class technical, safety, and professional standards into everything we do.  We are at our best when our collective and individual actions are guided by our SITE Values (Safety, Integrity, Teamwork, Entrepreneurism).

Why Work for Terracon?

Come work with a group of people who have a passion for excellence and share common values.  In your role at Terracon, you will have an ability make a difference every day, working along side a wide range of dedicated engineers, geoscientists, technologists as well as a talented group of people who support the business.  You will have an opportunity to share your expertise and develop solutions working with various clients on interesting projects. 

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Terracon is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our employees and clients including but not limited to Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities and person of any ethnic and national or socio-economic background.

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