New Job Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Technologist In Alberta

Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Technologist
Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Technologist

Wastewater Treatment Plant Laboratory Technologist

Company : The City of Red Deer
Salary : $37.62–$39.60 an hour
Location : Alberta

Full Description

The Opportunity:

The City of Red Deer is currently recruiting for a Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) Laboratory Technologist who will perform technical analysis for parameters in the effective and reliable operation of the WWTP Laboratory. Supports and performs inventory control and regulatory and compliance reporting. Key responsibilities ensure laboratory operations comply with established policies procedures and best practices, while following regulatory requirements and guidelines in an ISO 17025 accredited laboratory.

As our preferred candidate, you will have:

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • 2-year Chemical Technology program or equivalent
  • Three (3) years of experience in a related field
  • LIMS experience is considered an asset
  • Must successfully pass all certificate courses currently required
  • Laboratory quality course related to ISO 17025 is considered an asset
  • LIMS training is considered an asset
  • Well-developed verbal, written communications skills, and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Strong computer aptitude including demonstrated proficiency with City based computer programs, databases, spreadsheets and word-processing software.
  • Work unsupervised, cooperate with colleagues as a team, understand and follow instructions and provide guidance and instructions to WWTP Laboratory Technologists. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, business owners, and their representatives.
  • Ability to handle new or emergency situations in a logical and reasoned manner involving unusual difficulty, troubleshoot problems and exercise critical thinking initiatives.
  • Ability to correctly interpret and administer rules, regulations and policies in order to make decisions based on established policies and procedures and understand other viewpoints and work with others honestly, professionally and ethically with due diligence.
  • Knowledge of laboratory techniques, terminology, equipment, materials, and principles and practices of chemical, biological and physical testing, and analyses. Ability to compute test results and interpret analysis. Knowledge of ISO 17025 standards and detailed knowledge of QA/QC practices.
  • Recognize personal legal responsibilities and liabilities.
  • This position requires a diverse set of business administration and data management skills to be able to support standards, measures and the design and administration of information systems.
  • Understanding of business objective setting, levels of service, asset management and quality monitoring.
  • Demonstrated safety skills in the use of specialized laboratory equipment and hazardous chemicals.


Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 417


$37.62 to $39.60 per hour

Hours of Work:

80 hours biweekly; weekdays 7:30 am to 4:00 pm. Once the incumbent is adequately trained – they will be put on a rotating shift cycle where weekends and STAT holidays will be included.

We thank you for your application. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.