Burnaby, BC, Canada
Vancouver H/O - Canfor Pulp_1010
You’re a forward thinker who can apply technical insight, attention to detail, and analytical abilities to develop novel solutions and high-quality work. You are flexible, resourceful, and intuitive and your congenial demeanor energizes those working around you. Empathetic and an active listener, you have excellent communication skills and find ease in connecting with peers.
You are “proactive” rather than “reactive” a chemist who takes initiative!
As the Intermediate Chemist, you will work primarily on-site at Canfor Pulp Innovation located in Burnaby, BC. You will work under the direction of the Pulp and Paper team while you provide lab support for project focus areas. This is a one-year temporary contract with the potential for a longer-term opportunity. Travel to the mills should be expected a couple of times per year.
A day in the life of an Intermediate Chemist includes:
Operation and maintenance of analytical instruments such as ICP-OES, GCMS-QQQ, HPLC, FTIR, UV/VIS, and CHNS elemental analyzer
Sample preparation and standard test methods such as pH and conductivity, solvent extraction, lignin and carbohydrate content, hemicellulose, viscosity
Pulping studies for the investigation of the impact of different types of wood on pulp quality
Bleaching studies involving lab-scale trials investigating cost reduction opportunities and improvements in fibre properties
Training and supervision of co-operative education university students
For this role, come equipped with:
A Bachelor's degree or higher in Chemistry or a related field
3-5 years of experience working in a laboratory or analytical chemistry role
Familiarity with relevant industry regulations and guidelines, such as ISO, GMP, GLP, or other relevant standards
Strong computer proficiency including experience with data management
In a perfect world, you come armed with experience in Wood Science and/or in the Pulp and Paper industry knowledge.
If you have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and are ready to get the job done, click that “apply” button today! #CADS#LI-JW
Please note that if a wage scale is mentioned in our job posting, it was not provided by Canfor. Our compensation is highly competitive, equitable, and reflective of our organizational values. We encourage you to apply for this position to learn more about the attractive Total Rewards package we offer at Canfor.
Don’t check off every single bullet point? Studies show that people are reluctant to apply for positions they aren’t 100% qualified for. At Canfor, our focus is finding the right fit for our organization, not a criteria checklist. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds may not perfectly align.
At Canfor, diversity means understanding, recognizing, and valuing the differences that make each person unique. We see inclusion and diversity as essential to our productivity, creativity, innovation, and competitive advantage. Therefore, we strive for a fair and equitable recruitment process where hiring decisions are based on each applicant's qualifications and experience.
We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Hiring for this position is ongoing and will be filled as required. The specific type of employment screening conducted varies depending on the role and location. These screenings may involve behavioral assessments, references, physical testing, and criminal record checks.
Canfor is a global leader in the manufacturing of low-carbon forest products, including lumber, pulp, paper, wood pellets, and green energy. We embrace innovation in our industry and provide high-quality products to global markets. With our dedicated employees, we demonstrate leading environmental practices and are committed to the communities that host our operations.
As we continue to diversify our business, we have exciting work and development opportunities to help you build a rewarding career.
Our people-focused approach prioritizes our employees’ safety, well-being, and growth because they are critical to the success of our company. We provide learning opportunities that support you in developing skills and competencies at each stage of your career at Canfor. We offer competitive compensation and industry-leading benefits to best support our employees and their families.
Join us today and together, we can build a sustainable future.
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