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Lab Technician

Carbon Engineering

Carbon Engineering

Squamish, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, June 28, 2024

Grow your career. Be the difference. Leading the commercialization of ground-breaking technology that captures CO₂ directly from air is challenging and exhilarating. As a member of the CE team, you’ll be surrounded by smart, adventurous, curious people committed to progressing our Direct Air Capture (DAC) and AIR TO FUELS TM technologies. We’re a diverse team of innovators hailing from around the world with a shared vision, purpose, and commitment to deliver large scale climate change solutions. Our headquarters is in Squamish, B.C., and our presence is expanding in many other markets around the world as we commercialize our technologies

Our culture combines our heritage as a small company with our ambitious goals. We have a passion for what we do and believe our work will have a true and lasting impact on the world. Many of our employees are drawn to CE because of the direct connection between the game-changing work we do and their own personal values.

At our core, Carbon Engineering values integrity, growth, excellence in execution, and fun. This is an environment where people matter, and contributions are noticed. Our employees work hard and are given the opportunity to learn and grow from mistakes. Diversity is embraced, and we value an inclusive work environment where every employee has an equal opportunity to be heard. We work in a dynamic environment and thrive on tackling rewarding and complex problems as a team.

Position Scope

As a Laboratory Technician your role is to provide laboratory services as well as support to Technology Development, Process Engineering and Commercial Projects teams. Your primary focus will be to collect samples, conduct analysis, post results, and communicate process deviations in support of plant operations.

This position requires a 12-hour shifts following a 4-on / 4-off shift pattern (which includes night and day rotation).

This position is based in Squamish, BC.

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Demonstrate a positive safety culture.
  • Identify, report and resolve unsafe conditions, processes or actions within the workplace.
  • Ensure that all safety related incidents, accidents and near misses are reported and investigated in line with company policy.


  • Collect process samples from the plant for analysis.
  • Provide timely processing and analysis of test samples in accordance with the sampling schedule, including:
    • Spectroscopy.
    • Particle Size Analysis.
    • TSS.
    • Ion Chromatography.
    • Microscopy.
    • Titrations.
  • Conduct sample receiving, data entry and chemical inventory through LIMS.
  • Perform routine maintenance and calibration on laboratory equipment by following the Laboratory Quality Control procedures and notifying lab supervisor if an out of calibration exists.
  • Interpret the results based on the analysis, discuss deviations/off specifications results with the Production Team and assist in identifying corrective actions which can include resampling.
  • Recognize atypical results in the plant and collaborate with the Production Team to identify the root cause. Review and validate the results.
  • Support plant analyser validation studies.
  • Occasional support to special projects as instructed by the Lab Supervisor.
  • Maintain the laboratory in a clean, tidy, and serviceable condition including managing sample waste disposal.
  • Ensure that best practice is identified and implemented for laboratory procedures and data analysis.
  • Identify, capture, and communicate lessons learned and implement solutions where appropriate.
  • Foster and maintain a positive culture within the Plant Operations team; promote effective teamwork effort, a questioning mindset, and recognize failure as a learning opportunity.
  • Complete training requirements for CE processes and gain a critical understanding of plant systems, process fundamentals, and plant operations.

Education and Experience

  • Education: Technical Diploma in Chemistry, Chemical Technology, or related field
  • Experience: Two (2) or more years in an analytical laboratory and/or field sampling, preferably in oil and gas, water treatment or similar environment considered an asset.
  • Experience performing Chromatography and ICP-OES/ICP-MS is considered an asset.
  • Exposure to lab and operating plant at a pilot or industrial scale is preferred.
  • Working knowledge of related safety and WHMIS regulations.

Key Competencies

  • Be a self-starter with the ability to work independently towards multiple deadlines with minimum supervision in a fast-paced environment.
  • Thrive on doing things that have not been done before (explorer mindset).
  • Takes pride in work and work environment.
  • Exceptional organizational and planning skills.
  • Organized with exceptional report writing skills, and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical, troubleshooting, and problem-solving skills.
  • Experience and comfort in working in an R&D environment.
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.


  • $62,730 to $102,000 Base Salary
  • Short-Term Incentive
  • Extended Health and Dental Benefits
  • Competitive Vacation Policy

Joining Carbon Engineering provides you more than a career – it’s a calling for those who are ready to make a difference in climate action. We provide hope.

Carbon Engineering is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive equal consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.