Element Materials Technology

  • Chemistry Technician

    Job Locations CA-AB-Calgary
  • Overview

    Element has an opportunity for a Chemistry Technician for testing, sample preparation and delivery/collection of samples and preparation of test reports. 


    Under the supervision of the section Team Leader, this position is responsible for the analysis of water, soil, oil and other waste samples for organic extractions analyzed by GC-FID and/or GC-MS primarily for BTEX and extractable hydrocarbons.


    • Maintain a clean and safe work environment; comply with all rules and responsibilities as outlined under the corporate Health and Safety Policy
    • Analyze samples maintaining high standards of analytical quality
    • Perform analysis as documented in the test method
    • Interpret and validate QC and sample results and data
    • Prepare reagents and standards
    • Perform regular equipment maintenance and advise team leader when equipment is not functioning
    • Trouble shoot as required
    • Data management and entry results into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
    • Sample preparation, extraction and concentration according to test method
    • Clean glassware as specified in the test method
    • Maintain equipment maintenance log and reagent preparation log
    • Seek out their direct supervisor if unsure of any job duties or tasks as per the structure shown in the organizational chart
    • General duties as directed by the team leader or operations manager
    • Must have excellent Excel skills

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Have a diploma / degree in chemistry with at least 2 years experience in similar role
    • Have the ability to work in teams under pressure and flexible to work different working hours (night / day) shifts if required or necessary
    • Good English communication skills: reading, writing, speaking
    • Strong math skills
    • Knowledge and experience of safe operation of testing equipment and operating in an independent / chemistry / consultant laboratory
    • Strong computer skills including Excel

    Company Overview

    We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration business in the world.


    We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


    Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


    Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


    We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

    • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
    • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
    • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
    • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

    When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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