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Research Chemical Technologist Student


Sarnia, ON, CA

Company:  Imperial

Job description

As the Research Chemical Technologist Student, you will be working at Imperial’s Sarnia Technology Applications & Research Center; the largest facility of its kind in Canada with an outstanding record of technical innovation.


Examples of job responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Troubleshoot technical challenges for manufacturing sites and external customers
  • Promote a safe laboratory work environment through effective risk assessment and demonstrating good laboratory test/instrumentation practices
  • Document and communicate findings to peers, global colleagues and customers
  • Conduct project work as required by customers and business units


  • At a minimum, enrolled in 2nd year of studies in a chemical engineering technology, environmental technology, science laboratory technology or chemical laboratory technology diploma program
  • To be considered for employment, your most recent unofficial transcript(s) must be submitted with your application
  • Secondary School diploma or equivalency is required


  • Strong wet/bench chemistry skillset, with hands-on experience in chemical sample preparation techniques, qualitative analysis techniques and physical characterization methods
  • Rudimentary understanding of effective chemical laboratory test practices; experience with quality control procedures, lab precision evaluation and quality systems are an asset
  • Effective communication skills in technical writing and presentation
  • Demonstrate high level of self-initiative, with a strong desire to learn new knowledge and skills
  • Ability to work in collaborative environment to ensure effective project delivery

Start date:  January 2020


Work term:  8 to 12 months. Work term length may be negotiable depending on student availability. Please indicate length of co-op/ work term availability on resume and cover letter.


Location: Sarnia, ON

Your benefits

  • You will have the opportunity to work alongside a wide variety of colleagues which include chemical technologists, research chemists and chemical engineers.
  • You will gain valuable hands-on laboratory experience in a state-of-the-art technology and research facility.
  • Term relocation assistance is available for those who qualify.


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.


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, 2019






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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