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Laboratory Technician - Temporary Job

DATE POSTED: Mar 06,2017

Saskatoon, SK
Vanscoy, SK

CATEGORY : Laboratory


JOB ID: 2017-5380

FULL JOB TITLE: Temporary - Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician (Temporary)

If you live safety always and everywhere and have a strong desire to build a better tomorrow then look to the company who helps feed the world.

Cultivating Excellence is Agrium’s culture of ownership and joint accountability. At its heart, Cultivating Excellence is aboutachieving superior results with integrity together, connecting and collaborating across the entire organization.

While we have great people, it is not just about that; it’s the ability to own your own engagement, the opportunity to be innovative. It’s the opportunity to grow and develop your career in ways you never imagined while teaming up with people with a passion to make a difference in the world.

Who You Will Work With

You will work daily beside teams of people who will care about your safety on the job and at home. Together, you will have a Commitment to Zero and follow our 3 Safety Principles: Do It safely or not at all, There is always time to do it safely, and Care for each other’s health, safety and security.

Your team will bring out the best in you by enabling you to achieve goals and reach your full potential. You will own your own work and find innovative ways to deliver on our vision of feeding the world responsibly while working along beside 15,000 people around the globe who care about you.

Reporting to the Lab Supervisor, the Laboratory Technician is responsible for the timely and orderly flow of analysis originating in the mill, load out, and mine.

Please note that this is a temporary, full-time opportunity with an expected duration of one year.

Key Tasks:

  • Be responsible for the timely and orderly flow of analysis originating on site.
  • Ensure the accuracy of all analytical information processed.
  • Report significant deviations from standards to the supervisor.
  • Have the ability to use all laboratory equipment.
  • Under the direction of the Lab Supervisor, the Analytical Laboratory Technician is responsible for expeditiously completing routine shipment, mill development and mill control analysis, and mine samples. The incumbent will also fully participate in the Laboratory QA/QC program.
  • Fully support and follow lab procedures and safety policies.
  • All lab personnel are responsible for maintaining a safe, clean, and orderly work environment.
  • Play a critical role not only ensuring your own safety, but also the safety of others. You will have direct accountability for ensuring familiarity and demonstrating the Commitment to Zero policy, leading with a safety mindset and modeling the 3 Safety Principles, modelling the 10 Tenets of Operation and having your own personal safety action plan.

TheIdeal Candidate

Outside of the skills and necessary qualifications, our ideal candidate must be committed to achieving superior results with integrity and sustaining our safe and positive work environment while having the ability to embrace working side by side others in a diverse culture.


  • Minimum Grade 12 Education.
  • Detail orientated.
  • Eager to learn and work in a fast pace environment.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Preferred candidate would have a Chemical technology diploma or other post-secondary training in Chemistry.
  • The successful candidate would use various analytical instruments in the laboratory. This includes the X-ray Spectrometer, Atomic Absorption Spectrometer, analytical balances, and pH meter. Training will be provided.
  • Knowledge of SAP is an asset.

Hours of work

  • Work schedule is shift including weekends and nights.

Why Agrium?

Winning together; Our Cultivating Excellence culture coupled with great people and delivering superior results with integrity is what sets Agrium apart from other career opportunities. We’re dedicated to winning together and that is what consistently makes Agrium an award winning company, listed as one of the best places to work both in Canada and the U.S.

Agrium’s organizational culture promotes sustainability and innovation, with a vision to help ‘feed the world’ in ways that protect the environment, support economic vitality, and enhance communities.

Agrium is committed to creating a diverse workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all qualified women and men, including members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, Aboriginal persons, and veterans.

Those interested in this challenging opportunity please apply in confidence directly While we appreciate all applications we receive, we advise that only candidates under consideration will be contacted.

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