Lab Technician


About this role

About this role

We’re hiring a number of experienced Lab Technicians to join our client’s growing team. These are long-term contract assignments and will work 12 hour rotating shifts (days and nights).


Core Shift Work

  • Quality Control (QC - Production testing) physical testing of Polyethylene (PE)
  • Understanding Quality Assurance (QA – Requirements for PE Product Release)
  • Sample Polyethylene (PE) Lab preparation and analysis – Sample PE Testing

Examples of Tests: Densities, Flows , Colors, Additives, Volatiles, Contamination, Gels

  • Entry of Data Results into Lab Information Management program (LIMS) program {SAP}
  • On shift communication / planning and use of 24 Hour Daily Operlogs
  • Supports Lab Daily calibration, validation and reporting of testing equipment

Defined by SAP PM Schedule

  • Weekly calibration, validation and reporting of testing equipment

    Defined by SAP PM Schedule {SAP}

  • Production schedule conflict management – adjusting to changing expectations with production

    Ongoing challenge with multiple Operations units (internal departmental communications)

  • Production management decisions (SCRS Lab discussions with Operations Departments)
  • Online predictor management understanding for production units that have current capability
  • PE Batch / Lot calculations for Quality Control and Quality Assurance
  • Polyethylene Retain sample collection and storage (inventory management)
  • Safety Interactions & providing Safety Moments with Lab group
  • Attend Operational Excellence Visual Management Meetings on shift as a part of our

Continuous Improvement (CI) program

  • Emergency Response – ER Vehicle driver and/or Environmental Monitoring support at Poly Sites
  • Equipment troubleshooting (basic understanding of tag out process and safety precautions)
  • Safe Work Permit (SWP) and SAP maintenance notifications entry may be required
  • Analytical work requests assigned by peers to support our overall ME Poly Labs business needs
  • Eventual peer Lab Technician training for others and/or additional new hires if required

Non-Core Shift Work

  • Support of Experimental Operating Instructions (EOI’s) non-commercial PE Products
  • Polyethylene (PE) Product re-sample’s and additional sample checks
  • Customer complaint support requests by Day Support for assistance
  • Equipment troubleshooting and repair (minimal to start)




  • 3 year Lab Technologists Program or Equivalent
  • Ability to wear safety gear, protective equipment, gloves, uniforms, and other articles of safety clothing or gear as required by the client and regulatory agencies.
  • Preferred experience within the Petrochemical, Manufacturing, or related industry
  • Proficient knowledge and experience with plant operations, lab testing, and lab testing equipment

    Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong troubleshooting, testing, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work both in a team setting and individually with minimal supervision
  • Advanced knowledge in the use of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).



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Your consultant, Rory Lyden is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Rory Lyden
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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