Process Chemist

Suncor - Edmonton, Canada

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  • Provide analytical support in developing and maintaining existing and new processes, up to and including assurance of finished product quality at the refinery
  • Liaise between unit engineers, the lab and our production control group for project support and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Recommend new equipment/techniques, implement, prepare standard operating procedures, and then provide initial training and ongoing support to the technicians
  • Support quality system be responsible for action on lab non-conformances and any necessary root cause investigations
  • Be the laboratory quality representative and oversee document control in the lab
  • Investigate and recommend improvements arising from non-conformances or root cause investigations

Required Qualifications


Must-haves (minimum requirements):

  • 5 years of experience working in a laboratory
  • 5 years of experience with quality management/continuous improvement standards such as ISO9001
  • A Bachelor’s degree Chemistry
  • The ability to understand, calibrate, and troubleshoot instrumentation
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, particularly in Excel and PowerPoint
  • A zero-tolerance for shortcuts, and if the procedure is incorrect, you fix it
  • Alignment with our values of: safety above all else, respect, raise the bar, commitments matter and do the right thing

Preference for:

  • Experience with ISO9001 quality and other laboratory standards
  • Experience with a variety of analytical techniques and instrumentation; familiarity with ASTM petroleum testing methods
  • An understanding of statistical techniques to apply statistical process control for lab equipment/processes
  • Outstanding analytical and non-authoritative leadership skills, with the ability to think strategically
  • The ability to manage multiple, diverse relationships and activities while maintaining a strong focus on priorities
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills as well as having a strong sense of accountability

Where you’ll be working, your work schedule, and other important information:

  • You will work out of our Edmonton refinery in Sherwood Park, located at 801 Petroleum Way
  • Hours of work are a regular 40-hour work week, Monday to Friday
  • You will be required to perform some heavy lifting, adjust instrumentation or compressed gas cylinders
  • You will work with wide variety of chemicals on a daily basis

Preferred Qualifications


Company Description


We are Canada's leading integrated energy company with a business portfolio that includes oil sands development and upgrading, offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining, and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand. Our global presence offers rewarding opportunities for you to learn, contribute, and grow in a variety of career-building positions. We live by the value of safety above all else – do it safely, or don’t do it. Our strong track record of growth and a focus on sustainability mean tremendous potential for the future. Learn about our mission, vision and values.

In addition to rewarding job opportunities, we offer an attractive employee package, including:

  • Competitive base salary, compensation programs, and an annual incentive program
  • Flexible benefits package
  • Rewarding pension and savings plans

Additional Information

  • Job ID
  • Post Date
    Nov 9, 2019
  • Employee Type
  • Relocation Eligible
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