Contract Laboratory Technician - Inorganics

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Date: Nov 23, 2021

Location: Burnaby, British Columbia, CA

Company: Bureau Veritas

Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? 


If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest minds, Bureau Veritas Canada might be the place for you!

If our core values of Trusted, Responsible, Ambitious & Humble and Open & Inclusive resonate with you, Bureau Veritas is looking for a:

Laboratory Technician  

6 Month Contract

In our Inorganics Department



As a Technician your main responsibilities are:


  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Health and Safety Policies when conducting all activities
  • Review LIMS summary reports to plan and prioritize daily work to accommodate due dates and hold times
  • Prepare reagents, calibration standards, and samples prior to analysis
  • Operate basic analytical instrumentation such as Uv-Vis Spectrophotometer, turbidimeter, pH/ISE meter, following Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure accuracy and quality of work
  • Calculate final results and enter data into LIMS
  • Carry out calibration, maintenance, and troubleshooting of instruments
  • Work under the guidance of Analysts/Coordinators
  • Provide updates on status including advance notification of any delays
  • Carry out quality control procedures and recognize when data is unacceptable using Control Charts
  • Identify any non-routine samples and seek guidance on procedures for handling
  • Meet quality and TAT specifications required by the client and ensure samples are analyzed within hold time requirements
  • Identify and immediately communicate procedural non-conformances and deviations to Supervisor
  • Employ proper laboratory techniques to minimize risk of mislabeling, sample mix-up and cross contamination between samples and other materials
  • Retrieve and archive client samples for storage and disposal
  • Participate in developing SOP’s and Work Instructions
  • Participate, when requested, in Health and Safety meetings and internal/external audits
  • Maintain training records and relevant qualifications



You are an ideal Technician if you have:


  • Post-Secondary Science Technical Diploma 
  • Strong science background in chemistry and experience in laboratory practices
  • Positive outlook with an ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Good time-management, communication, multi-tasking and priority setting skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible to a changing environment.
  • Work well both independently and as part of a team.
  • Detail orientated & have good record keeping skills.
  • Ability to accurately follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and instructions.
  • Ability to learn quickly.


Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.


When we look at Bureau Veritas, we want to see a reflection of the communities in which we work.  Inclusion is about actively involving every employee’s ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches and styles to maximize business success.  Inclusion is about attracting new talent who will bring more diversity to our workforce, with differences in culture, professional backgrounds and beliefs. 


Our purpose: shaping a world of trust.


Guaranteeing quality, ensuring Health and Safety, mitigating risks and improving performance as well as environmental protection and social responsibility … This is what Bureau Veritas is about, truly believing that it contributes to bettering society. 


Blending performance & integrity, with ambition & humility, responsibility & openness, we are proud that our people leave a mark on what they do.

We respect our people and believe in our talents. 

We empower them to leave their mark, working as a team for the benefit of our 400,000 clients across 140 countries.

We believe that leaving a mark is a true challenge and opportunity for every one of us, a sign of trust and impact, a bond with the future, a proof of growth and development. 


Being part of the BV family, is more than just working, it’s being convinced that you will Leave your mark…. in shaping a world of trust.

Join our talented community of scientists and experts and apply today at https://www.bvna.com/careers


Bureau Veritas Labs is an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process and work environment.  If you are contacted for a job opportunity, please advise Human Resources of any accommodations that are required.  Any information received relating to accommodations will be treated as confidential.

Shaping a World of Trust