Laboratory Technician Student - Sarnia


Sarnia, ON, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

You will be assigned to the Sarnia Quality Assurance Laboratory. The laboratory operates 24 hours per day/ 7 days per week with rotating shifts.  Depending upon the area, you may be responsible to qualify and release manufactured products, support product development through testing analysis, support the refinery operations across Canada, or provide technical guidance to the Imperial Oil marketing organizations and industrial customer base.

  • Conduct laboratory testing in accordance with Imperial and Exxon quality standards
  • Participate in field testing and tank and vessel sampling
  • Manage specific areas of own work/projects
  • Work to complete required Laboratory progression
  • Provide computer analysis and interpretation of data in support of operations
  • Document/communicate results




  • High school diploma or GED required
  • Studying in Chemical or Environmental Technologist program or Equivalent
    • Equivalent (i.e. bachelor degree in relevant science/engineering field), and/or having a diploma in a chemical/environmental field which includes a practical laboratory component.


  • Relevant manufacturing laboratory experience.  Preference will be given to applicants with direct industry laboratory experience
  • Familiarity with statistical control practices
  • Strong commitment to safety on and off the job
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Sound reasoning ability with a high level of self-initiative and a desire to learn
  • Knowledge and skills with computer applications – MS Office
  • Valid driver license 
  • Work schedule: full-time position 


Start date:  January, 2022


Work Term:  8 months


Location:  Sarnia, ON

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.


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 30, 2021



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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