City : Mississauga, ON
Category : Environment - Geotechnical & Materials
Industry : Engineering
Employer : WSP
We are a global leader in the Earth and Environment sector. Globally headquartered in Montreal, where it all began, we proudly serve communities from coast to coast and beyond. We have over 14,000 multidisciplinary professionals worldwide collaborating daily to protect and conserve natural landscapes, create firm foundations for communities to stand on, and champion sustainable development to combat climate change.
As part of the team, you will have access to an unparalleled network of resources, expertise, and endless opportunities to collaborate on exciting projects with diverse teammates from marine biologists to geophysicists to geotechnical engineers and more.
Our team is growing, and as a result we're looking for Laboratory Technicians to join our amazing group of professionals. As part of the Construction Services, Materials Engineering and Laboratory Group in Mississauga, you'll be responsible for driving forward our ambitious plans to enhance our service offering in the province through your work with a close-knit team of engineering specialists, professionals, and technical staff.
- We value and are committed to upholding a culture of Inclusion and Belonging
- Our Flexible Work Policy – we recognize the importance of balance in our lives and encourage you to prioritize the balance in yours. We will support you on and off the job so you can be fully present in both your work and home lives.
- Our Hybrid Work Policy - a combination of in-person and remote working, enables us to purposefully think of how we work, who we need to work with, and where the work should be done.
- A Canadian success story - we're proud to wear the red and white of this beautiful country and show the world what Canada has to offer.
- Enhance the world around you - from the environment to the highways, to the buildings and the terrain, WSP is the fabric of Canada.
- Outstanding career opportunities - we're growing and pushing ourselves every day to be greater than yesterday - we're open to your ideas and trying new things.
- A phenomenal collaborative culture and a workforce filled with genuinely good people who are doing humbly important work. Come find out for yourself what it's like to be a part of our journey.
We offer attractive pay, flexible work options, a great corporate culture, comprehensive and employee-focused benefits including virtual healthcare and a wellness platform as well as great savings programs, and a clear vision for the future.
A day in the life:
- You carry out laboratory tests to known industry standards on soils, aggregates as well as concrete and other construction materials as required.
- You will participate in relevant CCIL certifications as needed, and ensure prompt and accurate testing and reporting of results
- You will complete accurate and concise data gathering for a variety of test methods in a manner suitable for efficient data entry of test results to produce a final and accurate report.
- You will support equipment calibration, maintenance and general housekeeping requirements to maintain a safe working environment in the laboratory.
- You will participate in the laboratory quality control program, support internal/external audits and assist in the identification and investigation as well as communicating of non-conformances to the Lab Lead.
- You will support sample management and the safe materials handling practices required for shipping, receiving, logging, handling, storage and disposal of samples.
- You interact with staff in the Office including field technicians and technologists, administrative and professional staff.
What you'll bring to WSP ...
- Successful completion of post-secondary technical education in Civil Engineering/Technology or related discipline.
- Experience in laboratory materials testing including, but not limited to soils, aggregates and concrete.
- Relevant knowledge of applicable lab testing procedures (ASTM, AASHTO, CSA).
- Practical knowledge in general laboratory quality control procedures relating to equipment maintenance and calibration.
- Certification with the Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories (CCIL Type C) preferred.
- Time management skills, organizational skills, independent thinking skills, problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Ability to take direction and work independently as well as be team member and collaborate with other lab personnel.
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and able to schedule and coordinate multiple tasks and assignments.
- Accurate and efficient computer skills in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) with data entry, data interpretation and report generating skills.
- Possess a safety conscious attitude with a sound understanding of the need for health and safety procedures in the workplace.