Co-op/Students, Laboratory Technologist

Terracon Geotechnique Ltd. Fort McMurray, AB $1.00 per year



We are currently looking for Co-op students to join our team for 4, 6, & 8 month terms starting May 2023.

We will begin recruitment for these roles in January & February 2023, please submit your applications today!


Terracon Geotechnique Ltd. – an employee owned, western Canada based company, is looking for Civil, Environmental, or Geotechnical Technology students in the Fort McMurray area.

As a student at Terracon, you will be exposed to a variety of different tasks and responsibilities. You will gain experience in laboratory testing, data entry, coordination, laboratory calibrations and quality control. The work environment will primarily be conducted in a laboratory setting but may also include field testing as required. This role requires close attention to safety and excellent verbal communication.

This is a tremendous opportunity for highly motivated individuals with creative thinking to go beyond textbook learning and become part of a high-performing hands-on team!



 ·         Conduct Geotechnical laboratory testing on soils and aggregate like proctors, sieves, hydrometer, specific gravity and Atterberg limits as well as compressive strength testing concrete materials meeting the respective ASTM and CSA standards

·         Calibrate and complete preventative maintenance on lab equipment

·         Ensure testing is being performed safely and in a timely manner while properly documenting results

·         Receive the opportunity to be trained and work on field-based projects


Why Join Terracon?

·         You will be provided with an extensive and progressive training program that enhances your professional development

·         Work with a group of people who have a passion for excellence and share common values

·         The ability to make a difference every day, working alongside 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 


·         Currently enrolled in a Civil Engineering, Environmental Technology, or Geotechnical Sciences diploma program

·         Experience in the role is considered an asset

·         Eager and willing to learn all aspects of the industry

·         Flexible and a strong team player

·         Excellent communication skills

·         High attention to detail and the ability to multi-task

·         Time management skills, organizational skills, independent thinking skills, problem solving and analytical skills

·         Strong workplace health and safety practices


Working Conditions, Schedule, and Physical Requirements

·         Legally authorized to work in Canada on an ongoing basis

·         Must have valid driver’s license with a clean driver’s abstract and 2 years’ driving experience

·         High School Diploma required

·         Must be physically able to perform laboratory work as required

·         Successfully perform a Fit for Work and Drug and Alcohol test

·         Working outdoors in all types of weather

·         Schedule often involves 12-hour shifts


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).

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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.

Please note only successful candidates will be contacted


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