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Chemical Laboratory Technician

Chemical Laboratory Technicians acquire, install, maintain and operate analytical equipment and technical instruments such as those required for environmental analysis.

What Do Chemical Laboratory Technicians Do?

• Responsible for equipment operation and maintenance
• Maintains records of analysis equipment condition and calibration
• Alerts laboratory supervisor of irregularities
• Performs routine Mill and Environmental assays
• Troubleshoots problem areas
• Performs all analysis in accordance with established test procedures
• Ensures safety and hygiene standards and conditions are maintained
• Confirms analytical accuracy
• Attends safety meetings and presents a safety topic for discussion

Where do Chemical Laboratory Technicians work?

• AREVA and Cameco
• Chemical and Petrochemical Plants
• Pharmaceutical companies
• Petroleum and Natural Gas Production
• Research, Development and Quality control laboratories
• Government establishments.

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Job Titles

• Environmental Technician
• Laboratory Technician
• Physical Sciences Technician

What characteristics do you need?

• Strong analytical skills
• Aptitude for science and mathematics
• Good colour vision
• Manual dexterity
• Strong oral and written communication skills
• Ability to pay close attention to details

Estimated Average Hourly Wage from Service Canada - Saskatchewan - $27.40/hour

Post-Secondary Institute

• SIAST – Chemical Technology
o Diploma Program
o Require: Grade 12 with a minimum 60% in each of the following subjects: English Language Arts A30, English Language Arts B30, Chemistry 30 and one 30 level mathematics
o Length: 2 years

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Last Updated (Wednesday, 09 June 2010 15:07)