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Job ID #90 - Lab Technician

ABOUT THE COMPANY

The Company is a fast-growing business in Calgary, AB. The company’s mission is to build a better planet. "What if we could...?" is their mantra. The company is a  tenacious problem solver with a permanent dissatisfaction with the status quo. The company is passionate about material science and developing higher performing building materials for the people and the  planet.

The company is dedicated to the research and development of advanced building materials and solutions that are stronger, safer, and more sustainable. Located in Calgary, Alberta with projects throughout North America, they offer green alternatives to conventional building materials and manufacture structurally insulated panels using magnesium oxy-sulfate technology. The solutions are non-toxic, fire and mold resistant, sustainable, and energy efficient. With R&D capabilities located onsite, they are constantly improving and creating new products to build a better planet.

ABOUT THE JOB 

The Company is seeking an experienced and highly motivated Lab Technician to join their  innovative R&D team. Specializing in material science and CCUS, the Lab Technician will play a crucial role in supporting research, development, and quality control initiatives within the organization. Reporting to the Chief Technologies Officer and working closely with the research and engineering teams to test, analyze, and optimize materials and processes used in the development of the company’s products. This is a junior position that will offer a strong foundation for further advancement within the sustainable building industry.. The position is based out of Calgary, Alberta.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Material Testing and Analysis:
    • Conduct laboratory tests on raw materials, composites, and finished products to assess their mechanical, thermal, and chemical properties.
    • Utilize specialized equipment, such as spectroscopy, microscopy, rheometers, and X-ray diffraction, to characterize material structures and identify potential improvements.
  • CCUS Implementation:
    • Collaborate with the sustainability team to integrate carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies into the manufacturing process.
    • Assess the viability and effectiveness of different CCUS techniques and their impact on the company's overall environmental performance.
  • Quality Control:
    • Develop and implement quality control procedures for incoming raw materials and finished products.
    • Perform routine checks to ensure compliance with industry standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Research and Development:
    • Assist in conducting research and experiments to develop new materials and construction methods.
    • Work with the R&D team to identify innovative solutions to enhance product performance and reduce environmental impact.
  • Data Management and Reporting:
    • Document all test results, procedures, and observations accurately and maintain organized records.
    • Prepare comprehensive reports on material performance, CCUS integration, and other relevant findings.
  • Equipment Maintenance:
    • Ensure laboratory equipment is properly maintained and calibrated for accurate and reliable results.
    • Coordinate with the maintenance team to address any equipment malfunctions or issues promptly.
  • Safety and Compliance:
    • Adhere to all safety guidelines and best practices in the laboratory environment.
    • Stay updated with industry regulations related to material science and CCUS practices.
  • Collaboration and Communication:
    • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineers, scientists, and sustainability experts, to share findings and contribute to project success.
    • Communicate effectively with team members and management, providing regular updates on progress and challenges.

APPLICANT QUALITIES

  • Bachelor's degree in Material Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related field. A master's degree is preferred but not mandatory.

  • Proven experience as a lab technician in a material science or construction-related industry is highly desirable.

  • Familiarity with CCUS technologies and sustainable construction practices is an advantage.

  • Strong understanding of laboratory techniques and equipment used in material analysis.

  • Proficiency in data analysis and reporting using relevant software tools.

  • Excellent attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to manage multiple tasks.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and the ability to think critically.

  • Commitment to safety protocols and compliance with laboratory regulations.

  • Effective communication skills, both written and verbal, to collaborate with diverse teams.

Other Perks!

  • A great work environment and culture.
  • An opportunity to get in on the ground floor with a rapidly growing company.
  • Competitive compensation and benefits including attractive long-term Incentives.
  • Opportunities for acquiring new skills and professional advancement.
  • An environment where your ideas around innovation and product or process improvements are valued and implemented.
  • Recognition for your achievements and contribution to our success; and
  • A team of professionals that work together to achieve the company’s goals.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS 

COMPENSATION AND HOURS

Competitive compensation and benefits including attractive long-term Incentives.

LOCATION

Calgary, AB

THIS IS A JOB OPENING POST 

This position is posted by Iron & Earth. Your interest in this position would involve participating in the Net-Zero Pathways (NZP) Program, once hired by the employer. 

The Net-Zero Pathways Program will enable self-identified and engaged Indigenous and fossil fuel workers, members of underserved communities (list or not?)  to diversify their skills into the net-zero sector.

NZP is a 7-week program that provides one-on-one case management, employability soft skills teachings, and engagement with employers to recruit and hire skilled workers seeking reliable employment opportunities. 

Week 1: Introduction /overview of the renewable energy sector. NZP offers a fully paid 5-day (including wrap-around financial assistance) employability and employer-based workshop with an overview of the opportunities in the renewable energy sector.

Weeks 2-7: Hands on training. We will assist you for the first 6 weeks of your employment onboarding with an employer in the renewable energy industry.

HOW TO APPLY

Interested candidates should send their résumé/CV and cover letter to [email protected]  
Please mention Job 90 when applying.

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This project is funded in part by the Government of Canada's Sectoral Workforce Solutions Program.

Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism. It falls to all of us to continue the work of healing and reconciliation in our communities and our organizations. Our relationship with the land and the people who live here shapes who we are. It is in the spirit of reconciliation and honouring the past that we recognize treaties and agreements wherever they are and wherever we work.

We also acknowledge all peoples who live, work, and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.
As individuals and teams we may make mistakes along the way, but we are dedicated to growth, openness, compassion, and forgiveness. These principles in our work are essential to building successful and healthy relationships with individuals, communities, organizations, and governments.

We look forward to building a path to lead us to a better relationship with Indigenous nations and the environment around us based on peace, friendship, and respect.