Laboratory Technician

Regional District of Nanaimo

Laboratory Technician

Permanent Full-Time / External
Wastewater Services
Competition No.: 2020-058

About the Role
The Regional District of Nanaimo is seeking a permanent full-time Laboratory Technician in the Wastewater Services department at the French Creek Pollution Control Centre.
The Laboratory Technician contributes to the effective operation of the Wastewater Services Department through ensuring the standards of laboratory accreditation are met, and through the performance of chemical and biochemical analysis on solids and wastewater samples. In addition, other duties will include, reviewing and updating existing laboratory policies, providing recommendations on internal/external sampling, maintaining laboratory equipment, reviewing laboratory data for quality and accuracy, participating in internal and external laboratory audits, and other related duties as required.

Qualifications include a Diploma of Technology in Chemistry/ Environmental Studies, plus three (3) to five (5) years of prior job-related experience in an environmental or chemistry laboratory, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Applicants must possess through knowledge of standard laboratory physical, chemical and bacteriological analytical methods and procedures; working knowledge of WHMIS; knowledge of the Environmental Management Act; the ability to perform field sampling work involving physical activity in all weather conditions; the ability to recognize unusual lab test results; excellent oral and written communication skills and; skills in the maintenance, operation and calibration of standard laboratory equipment.

Position Details
This is a permanent full-time (40 Hours per week) Union Position. The (2020) rate of pay is $35.26 to $37.12 per hour. The position offers an attractive benefits package as provided within the collective agreement between the Regional District of Nanaimo and the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 401. Please visit the RDN website at for more information on the Regional District of Nanaimo.


  • Diploma of Technology in Chemistry/Environmental Studies.
  • 3-5 years of prior job-related experience in an environmental or chemical laboratory, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Application Details
Please quote competition 2020-058 and submit a cover letter and resume clearly outlining your education, experience and qualifications as they relate to this position and submit via email to

Applications can also be faxed to 250-390-4163 or mailed to:
Attention: Human Resources
Main Reception, Administration Building
Regional District of Nanaimo
6300 Hammond Bay Road
Nanaimo, BC V9T 6N2

Applications will be accepted until: 4:00 pm, on July 21, 2020

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted

Organization: Regional District of Nanaimo
Location: Nanaimo, BC
Region: North and Central Vancouver Island / Sunshine Coast
Professional Category(s): Laboratory Services
Posted: June 30, 2020, 3:34 pm
Expires: July 21, 2020, 4:00 pm

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