Research Operating Technician

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Calgary Region, Alberta, Canada

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Job description

Airswift is seeking a Research Operating Technician to work on a 9-months contract within their facilities in Calgary, AB. This role is a shift position and will require working on a rotating schedule of 12-hour shifts from Monday to Friday.


  • Post-secondary education in Chemical, Instrumentation, or Mechanical Engineering Technology, Chemistry, 4th Class Power Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Possess a strong mechanical/hands-on aptitude.
  • Excellent analytical ability.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a close team environment and be able to work independently to solve process and technical issues.
  • Applicant should possess the initiative to find opportunities that could lead to improvements in the process.
  • Solid working knowledge of PC software such as Outlook, Word, Excel, and SharePoint.
  • Experience with polyethylene operations or a related industry is an asset.

Job Accountabilities

  • Operating small-scale pilot plant reactor units at target conditions.
  • Troubleshooting and instituting corrective actions when necessary, as per experimental operating instructions (EOIs).
  • Monitoring instrumentation for normal behaviour, and reacting to anomalies in the process as they occur.
  • Performing physical tests on products produced.
  • Maintaining and repairing process equipment and instrumentation as required.
  • Applying the Facility Change Management (FCM) process and contributing to the preparation of required documentation.
  • Assisting with the design, construction and commissioning of subsystems to enhance unit performance.
  • Reviewing and revising Standard Operating Procedures, Emergency Procedures, Maintenance Procedures, and associated training documentation.
  • Contributing to the continuous improvement of team processes, project plans and the safety of operations.
  • Active membership on the CAR (Centre for Applied Research) Emergency Response Team (ERT).