Field Laboratory Technologist

Apply now »

Date: Sep 28, 2021

Location: Edmonton, Alberta, 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!


Here are our Core Values:



Ambitious & Humble

Open & Inclusive


If these values resonate with you, Bureau Veritas is looking for a:


Field Laboratory Technologist
Location: Edmonton, AB

Full Time Permanent


Job Overview and Responsibilities:

To provide highly skilled, flexible, and timely operational and analytical support on demand for short term or long term Onsite Petroleum Laboratory and Client projects, anywhere and anytime.


Primary responsibilities include the following (but are not limited to):


  • Works closely with Lab Manager(s) and clients to maintain seamless operations while providing support for onsite projects, including vacation coverage, staff vacancies and leaves of absence, as required.
  • Confidently provides field sampling, analytical and physical properties testing and support services while maintaining proficiency and specialized knowledge of all routine analysis within laboratory network.
  • Provides technical expertise and mentoring to junior staff, including training.
  • Identifies operational, analytical, safety, and quality best practice improvement opportunities.
  • Perform routine and non-routine instrument maintenance and troubleshooting.
  • Performs instrument installation, method and/or data development and validation activities.
  • Review Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) summary reports to prioritize daily workload for self and junior staff.
  • Recognizes opportunities for improvement, including production inefficiencies and business opportunities for Bureau Veritas while on site, and communicates these suggestions with direct manager.
  • Follow site specific standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
  • Identifies and communicates non-conformances to supervisor/manager and provides input on corrective action procedures.


Is there a mutual fit? You ideally have:

  • Bachelor of Science or technical diploma (i.e. Chemical Technology) with strong focus in chemistry/laboratory science or equivalent.
  • Minimum 5-10 years of relevant, broad based experience in laboratory environment; previous leadership experience is required.
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), quality and document control systems highly desired.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and written, frequently interacting with various laboratory, client and 3rd parties during work assignments.
  • Must possess strong organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Work well with teams, but must be confident working independently, with little direct supervision at times.
  • Flexible to work and maintain a positive outlook in dynamic situations, often in different work environments and with different personalities.
  • Broad practical hands-on experience and expertise covering the following areas are required:
    • Oil and Gas physical properties
    • Petroleum Product testing
    • Water analysis: Industrial water and/or waste water
    • Field sampling and sample preparation; water, gases, petroleum, geochemical.
    • Gas Chromatography (GC-FID, GC-TCD, GC-SCD)
    • Inductively Coupled Plasma (ICP-OES)



  • Health & Dental Coverage
  • Life Insurance
  • STD & LTD Coverage
  • Company RRSP match
  • Employee Assistant Program (EAP)
  • Professional Development



  • Minimum Education: Post-Secondary school education (B.Sc. or Chem. Tech. required)
  • Minimum: 5-10 years of relevant, broad based experience in laboratory environment; previous leadership experience is required
  • Experience with instrumentation is required



  • Flexibility to work a variety of different types of shifts, according to client needs (i.e. 14 on/14 off; 7 on/7 off; 5 on/2 off etc.)
  • Frequent (up to 80%) out of town travel for extended periods (>2 weeks at times) may be required.
  • Ability to travel/work in the US and other provinces 
  • Evenings, weekends, and overnight work with frequent overtime may be required.


Working Conditions:

  • Working conditions are typical of those found in laboratories and may include extended periods of sitting, standing and walking. May include working outdoors in varying weather conditions.
  • Must maintain a valid Class 5 Alberta Drivers’ License with less than 5 demerits.
  • Extended periods of driving (4-6hrs) may be required to reach remote locations; the ability to drive in all types of weather conditions is required.
  • Comfortable flying to client site if required.


Bureau Veritas Canada 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