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Chemical Technologist

 

Description

Chemical Technologist


As a world-class manufacturer of innovative process equipment for a broad spectrum of industries, Eco-Tec a Koch Separation Solutions company is a trusted source for systems incorporating advanced proprietary ion exchange and other innovative separations technologies. Eco-Tec is delivering value to its customers by reducing environmental footprint, stabilizing product quality, increasing productivity, and reducing operational costs.

Eco-Tec is looking for a Chemical Technologist  in our Pickering, ON location. In this role you will be responsible for supporting an original equipment manufacturing company by conducting bench top tests and pilot plant studies as well as field tests mainly focusing on ion exchange, but with potential work with membranes, and other chemical processes.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Assist with lab and pilot plant process development work, including project planning input, setup, sampling, analyses and programming pilot unit controllers.
  • Test, analyze, and document test results and findings in a clear and detailed manner, including completion of electronic experimental logs.
  • Perform routine and in-depth analytical, lab and pilot equipment maintenance, including calibrations, to ensure equipment reliability.
  • Use prescribed analytical techniques and optimize as required to quantify required components, and develop new analytical techniques as required by the business.
  • Complete mass balances on test work as required.
  • Assess problem situations and productively evaluate techniques and methods and offer solutions.
  • Prepare written reports suitable for internal and external distribution.
  • Perform quality control analyses on new stock items.
  • Maintain a safe and clean work environment.
  • Perform other related duties as required by manager.
  • Adhere to all plant health, safety and environmental guidelines, policies and procedures.

Other Considerations:

  •  Physical ability to work around and on industrial equipment, including frequent climbing, stooping, reaching, pulling, pushing, twisting, bending, kneeling, crawling and grasping. Standing for extended periods of time, walking up to two kilometers per day, and data entry while seated for greater than one hour.
  • Physical ability to work around and on industrial equipment, including frequent climbing, stooping, reaching, pulling, pushing, twisting, bending, kneeling, crawling and grasping. Standing for extended periods of time, walking up to two kilometers per day, and data entry while seated for greater than one hour.
  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment in designated areas (hard hat, safety glasses, gloves, heeled boots and hearing protection).
  • Able to visually observe lab tests and discriminate subtle colour differences to include detecting colour changes in red/green hues.
  • Ability to lift up to 23 kg (50 lb) and be able to stand for extended periods as required.
  • Travel up to 30%, mainly international.

The Experience You Will Bring

Requirements:

  • Bachelors in Chemical Engineering
  • Effectively communicate verbally and in writing in English.
  • Willingness to work in an industrial plant setting.
  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally on short notice.
  • Valid passport that allows you to travel to the US without a visa, OR a US visa that is valid for the next 12 months.
  • Legally eligible to enter the US.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Eligible to work in Canada.


What Will Put You Ahead

  • 1+ years post graduate experience assembling, operating and troubleshooting pilot equipment for chemical processing.
  • 1+ years post graduate experience operating and troubleshooting analytical lab instruments like an ICP-OES, AAS, IC, PSA.
  • 1+ years post graduate experience operating and troubleshooting ion exchange for chemical/water recovery/purification.


 Eco-Tec is committed to creating an inclusive culture across the organization by preventing and removing barriers for persons with disabilities. If you require any accommodations during the recruitment process, please let us know. 


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