Overview

Norwest Corporation Soil Laboratory Technicians Full Time in Fort McMurray, AB

Norwest Corporation

Branch Fort McMurray AB CA

Position:
Soil Laboratory Technicians
Location:
Fort McMurray, AB

Under the supervision of the Manager, Operations Support, the Soil Laboratory Technician is accountable for completing operations maintenance and surveillance…

Norwest Corporation is an international professional services firm with clients in the energy, mining and environmental markets. Our Canadian offices are located in Calgary, Vancouver and Saskatoon. Employee owned Norwest has a rich tradition of providing our clients with unparalleled specialist consulting and engineering services.

Norwest is seeking Soil Laboratory Technicians on a temporary full time basis on rotation in the field, reporting out of the Calgary office. This is a non-exempt position; any overtime hours worked will be remunerated based on provincial employment regulations.

Position Summary

Under the supervision of the Manager, Operations Support, the Soil Laboratory Technician is accountable for completing operations maintenance and surveillance monitoring tasks for earthen structures at active mine sites and civil earthwork projects. This position will work independently in the field with support from their Field Supervisor and Project Manager.

This is a non-exempt position; any overtime hours worked will be remunerated based on provincial employment regulations.

This is a field position, work schedules will be based on project specific requirements and will require rotations of up to 12 hour shifts (day/night), as well as travel to remote field locations. Travel costs endured while travelling to and from the project will only be covered from approved locations; currently Calgary and Edmonton. In addition, travel hours will be paid to a maximum of 1.5 hours per trip to and from the field location.

Key Responsibilities

Essential job functions and tasks include:

  • Participating and following site-specific Health Safety Environment (HSE) policies and that the safety standard procedures are strictly adhered to with the goal of achieving zero workplace incidents and promotion of a safe work environment for all.
  • Participating in daily tailgate meetings.
  • Maintaining, cleaning and adding to or replacing lab equipment.
  • Ensuring tests are completed in accordance with relevant standards. The testing scope completed at the lab encompasses:
  • Moisture content as per ASTM D4643
  • Sieve analysis to no. 200 sieve as per ASTM D422
  • Hydrometer particle size analysis as per ASTM D422
  • Density and unit weight of soil in place by Sand-Cone as per ASTM D1556
  • Classification of Soils for Engineering Purposes as per ASTM D2487
  • Standard proctor and Modified proctor testing as per ASTM D698 and D1557
  • Maintaining proper chain of custody tracking of all samples from receipt to disposal.
  • Prioritizing work to meet the client’s requirements.
  • Completing Chain of Custody forms and filing appropriately for soil samples.
  • Logging and uploading sampling results to the client’s database.
  • Receiving samples, scheduling tests, and completing tests. Tracking updates to be provided to the client, upon request.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates proficiency in the competencies outlined in the applicable Core Competency Profile;
  • Extensive experience with northern Alberta glacial geology and Athabasca Oil Sands Geology having worked in the oil sands or glacial soils previously;
  • Working knowledge of geotechnical material testing equipment and soil sampling;
  • Identifying and engaging with key stakeholders to gather information and background;
  • Identifying and reporting hazards and unsafe conditions and seek to improve safety with reference to known policies and procedures;
  • Working knowledge of the Microsoft office suite of programs.

Education and Qualifications

  • Post-Secondary Technical Diploma in geological, civil, or mining disciplines.
  • No relevant industry experience required.
  • A valid Class 5 Drivers License.
  • Additional qualification requirements depending on project.

Physical Requirements

This position has minimum physical requirements as outlined in the Norwest Field Physical Demands Assessment. A fit for duty assessment is required prior to deployment in the field and is a condition of employment.

Additional physical demands may be required and will be defined in the Project Specific HSE plans.

Location of Employment

This is a field position, work schedules will be based on project specific requirements and will require rotations of up to 12 hour shifts (day/night), as well as travel to remote field locations. Travel costs endured while travelling to and from the project will only be covered from approved locations; currently Calgary and Edmonton.

To Apply

Please apply though Indeed.

Norwest would like to thank all applicants for their interest in this position. Calls regarding this position will not be accepted, as all recruiting activities are managed via our Recruitment Management System. Only submittals sent via email will be considered for this opportunity. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Norwest Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Job Type: Full-time

Required education:

  • Diploma/Certificate

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Full Time
Location: Fort McMurray, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-04-02
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