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Laboratory Co-op Student

Location:  Edmonton, AB, CA
Company:  Imperial

Job description

The Strathcona Refinery is looking for a laboratory student to work in one of two areas - Fuels or Asphalt Lab. The laboratory operates typically seven (7) days a week with typical standard hours being 7:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Depending on the work area, you may be responsible to qualify and test manufactured products and support refinery operations at various stages in the refining process.


As the successful candidate, you will:

  • Have the opportunity to manage the workload in your work area and perform daily testing required by the refinery, while working in a supportive environment.
  • Be provided with on job training by an experienced employee; this will include test methods, and coaching on daily tasks to ensure your area is operating efficiently.
  • Manage workload and conduct laboratory testing per testing protocols and test methods.
  • Enter data into lab information system to document results, and communicate those results if necessary.
  • Gain hands on experience in an oil and gas lab, within an established Quality Control System



  • Completion of 1st year in a Chemical Technology Diploma program or equivalent.
  • Important: To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application.
  • High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  • Valid class five (5) driver license, in good standing, and a safe driving record.


Start date: May 1, 2018


Work term: 4 months


Location: Edmonton, AB

Your benefits

This assignment will provide you with an opportunity to gain valuable experience in the oil and gas industry. We offer you challenging, discipline-related work experience in an operating environment using a structured quality managing system (ISO 9000).


In this role you will recieve one scheduled paid Friday off per month.


Who we are
A leading member of Canada’s energy industry, Imperial offers exciting opportunities across our upstream, downstream and chemical, and corporate divisions. We are committed to high standards, applying technology and innovation to meet energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner. No matter what your career path, we provide the platform to elevate your goals and achieve your ambitions, while providing support through wide-ranging programs and benefits.


Other considerations

  • For applicants selected to be interviewed, pre-employment background screening will be required.
  • We thank all those who apply; however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
  • Successful applicants will be required to begin work immediately after the end of the January to April 2018 semester. The role will require you to work throughout the summer until the start of the next school semester.


Eligibility to work in Canada

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. Proof of eligibility must be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence or work permit (for additional information, see Document must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided).  Work permit must be valid for the duration of the term. Proof of eligibility is required if an offer is made. Failure to provide the appropriate documentation within a reasonable timeframe (generally 6 weeks prior to your start date) may result in the offer being rescinded or a delay in your start date.


Application deadline: January 7, 2018



Imperial is committed to providing equitable treatment and equal opportunity to all individuals.

In certain situations, Imperial may use your application to consider your suitability for other positions in the company and may also provide the information to its affiliates, including affiliates of Exxon Mobil Corporation, in connection with possible opportunities at those affiliates.

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