Laboratory Coop Student


Edmonton, AB, CA

Company:  Imperial

What role you will play in our team

The Strathcona Refinery is looking for a laboratory student to work in the Quality Assurance Laboratory. The Laboratory operates 7 days a week with typical hours being 7am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Some lab posts begin from 6am to 2:30pm. There will be opportunities to support our weekend rotation depending on training during the term. A large part of your work scope will be to qualify and test manufactured products and support refinery operations at various stages in the refining process.

What you will do

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.
  • Participate in company networking opportunities including the Networking Advisory Program (NAP),  which hosts regular informal networking events between early career hires and more experienced employees, and the Women’s Interest Network (WIN), fostering professional growth, personal development and supporting advancement of women at all levels of the company, from trades to senior management.

About you

Skills and Qualifications

  • Completion of 1st year in a Chemical Technology Diploma program or equivalent.
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application. 
  • Valid driver's license is required


Start date: January, 2024

Work term: 12 months

Location: Edmonton, AB

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 and working with communities and our Indigenous neighbours to meet rising energy demands in a safe, reliable and environmentally sound manner.

Imperial is committed to supporting persons with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. We will work with qualified applicants to provide reasonable accommodation upon request at


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.


Eligibility to work in Canada

All applicants who receive an offer of employment must be eligible to work in Canada on their start date.  Proof of eligibility shall be in the form of a Canadian birth certificate, Canadian passport, Canadian citizenship certificate, Canadian certificate of permanent residence, Canadian open work permit or receipt from Immigration Canada of an application for a post-graduate work permit. Proof of eligibility must be current and valid (not expired, cancelled or voided). Proof of eligibility will be required if an offer of employment is made. Failure to provide proof of eligibility at least six (6) weeks prior to the start date may result in the offer of employment being rescinded.


Application deadline: September 29, 2023

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Equal employment opportunity

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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