Quality Control Technician - Edmonton
Enerkem Inc. - Edmonton, AB

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Enerkem develops renewable biofuels and chemicals from waste.

Through the combination of a proprietary thermochemical technology platform and community-based advanced facilities, Enerkem addresses the challenges of oil dependence and waste disposal.

Enerkem has validated its proprietary technology over a period of 10 years using solid waste from numerous municipalities and other types of feedstock. The company’s process and business model are designed to profitably produce cellulosic ethanol from a large municipal solid waste supply.

Enerkem operates 2 plants in Quebec, Canada: a commercial demonstration facility in Westbury, and a pilot plant in Sherbrooke. Enerkem has its first waste-to-biofuels full-scale commercial plant under construction in Edmonton (Alberta), and is developing several similar facilities in the U.S. and Canada, such as in Pontotoc (Mississippi) and Varennes (Quebec). These plants will convert municipal solid waste into methanol and cellulosic ethanol.

POSITION
Quality Control Technician

LOCATION
Edmonton (Alberta)

SUMMARY
The Quality Control Technician will be required to implement sampling and measuring instrument calibration procedures while ensuring the necessary follow-up and training. He will also ensure compliance with both internal and customer specifications as well as with quality criteria at all stages of the process. The incumbent will also be required to perform various analyses and conduct sampling while ensuring follow-up of environmental analyses. The Laboratory/Quality Technician will cooperate with the Westbury team to ensure the quality, safety and efficiency of our facility.

RESPONSIBILITIES
§ Serve as a technical expert on analyses and chromatographic equipment.
§ Standardize and document the different lab procedures.
§ Perform various analyses using the lab equipment.
§ Collect the results and present them in a computerized format (Excel).
§ Perform predictive maintenance, calibrations and routine repairs on the lab’s analytical tools.
§ Identify external laboratories capable of meeting additional analytical needs.
§ Prepare requisitions and follow up on external laboratories.
§ Provide training to operators, interns and other personnel on analytical and sampling methods.
§ Ensure compliance with specifications and quality criteria.
§ Prepare inspection/compliance reports and other quality documents.
§ Help solve problems related to quality.
§ Assist with the development of the quality system.
§ Implement and ensure follow-up of a system for producing and filing weekly and monthly reports related to laboratory analyses and quality data.
§ Represent the company in dealings with external suppliers and customers, as required.
§ Promote health and safety, teamwork, accountability and a results-driven environment.

EDUCATION
Diploma in chemical technology

EXPERIENCE
§ Minimum of five (5) years experience in a similar position


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About this company
Enerkem is a leading waste to biofuels and chemicals company. It manufactures, owns and operates community-based advanced biorefineries...