Gecan | Laboratory Technician (Summer Student)

Subsidiary: Canadian Road Builders Inc.

GECAN, a division of Canadian Road Builders Inc., is Western Canada's source for fast and accurate asphalt testing, formulation, and mix design. Our AASHTO and CCIL certified laboratory features multiple pieces of equipment, allowing us to test multiple samples at once and produce test results in a fraction of the time it would take other labs. We are committed to providing high quality service and accurate, precise results to our clients in the oilfield, road construction, and other industries.


Job Summary


While reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor, the Summer Student Laboratory Technician is responsible for conducting tests of asphalt related products and analyzing the results. The main objective of this position is to ensure that the products and processes meet the established quality standards efficiently.  

This is a full-time seasonal position running from mid-April through August. We can also offer a co-op position that runs through the end of the year.

Key Responsibilities


  • Conduct QA/QC testing on liquid asphalt samples
  • Run the tests according to the standard methods used in the industry
  • Read and follow standardized methods
  • Collect samples
  • Check the calibration of laboratory instruments
  • Maintain equipment and facilities
  • Analyze the results of the samples
  • Ensure compliance with regulations on safety and the environment  
  • Perform other related duties as required



Education, Training, Diplomas and Certifications       

  • Students currently enrolled in Civil Engineering or Civil Engineering Tech program, or any science programs will be considered
  • Strong computer knowledge (Ex: Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Must possess a valid class 5 driver’s license and current drivers abstract (Must have own vehicle to get to and from work)


Work Experience         

  •  Work experience in a laboratory environment or school laboratory experience is considered an asset
  •  Experience in safety regulation (CSTS, Dangerous goods, etc.)

Soft Skills

  • Candidates must possess a strong work ethic
  • Good communication skills and attention to detail
  • Work independently as well as part of a team
  • Good attention to detail with the ability to recognize discrepancies
  • Reliability and punctuality is required
  • Ability to follow directions and to respect processes
  • Necessary to stay alert for long periods of time


Working Conditions

  • Use of personal protection equipment is required
  • Must comply with the company’s drug and alcohol policy
  • Must be able to meet all safety requirement
  • Ability to work with hot/ odorous/ sticky materials and chemicals



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. 




GECAN offers competitive salary and benefits packages, along with in-house training, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.  

Must be able to meet all safety requirements including pre-employment fit and drug/alcohol testing.

           Please submit your resumes to our HR Department by replying to this ad.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.