Whatever you do, you'll make a difference at Lafarge Canada. Because we know that your passion and curiosity are the natural resources the world needs. Thanks to our teams' energy, commitment and ideas, we are reinventing how the world builds to make Canada greener and smarter for all.

Laboratory Technician

Requisition ID:  4430

Edmonton, AB, CA, T6S 1A7

Pay Type:  Hourly

As a global leader in innovative and sustainable building solutions, Lafarge is enabling greener cities, smarter infrastructure and improving living standards around the world. With sustainability at the core of our strategy, we are becoming a net-zero company, with our people and communities at the heart of our success. We are driving circular construction as a world leader in recycling to build more with less. It’s all thanks to our 7,000 talented people around the world who are passionate about building progress for people and the planet through four business segments: Cement, Ready-Mix Concrete, Aggregates and Solutions & Products.

Lafarge people are passionate about finding better ways to build. They embrace innovation and improvement with a pioneering spirit. They work as trusted partners, creating better solutions and experiences for their customers, communities, and colleagues.

Position Profile:

The laboratory technician’s goal is to certify the final quality of Asphalt products and ensure the highest customer satisfaction. To help the lab supervisor in developing all asphalt binder grades used in our hot mix designs for all of Western Canada. The lab tech will be working in an AASHTO certified laboratory for performance graded asphalt binders.


General Duties:

  • Assist in testing of asphalt products to service our customers’ needs (BBR, PAV, RTFO, DSR, pen and viscosity)
  • Responsible for testing and evaluating and preparing the above noted tests.
  • Ensure to comply with safety practices and procedures.
  • Maintain familiarity with MSDS specs and emergency responses. 
  • Assist in development of new products.
  • Assist in lab calibrations and maintenance.
  • Assist in AASHTO/AMRL round robin testing. 
  • Maintain quality as per specification requirements.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
  • Able to work independently and in a team environment
  • Able to work a variety of hours including some evenings and weekends


Safety and Environment

  • Adhere to all company safety and environmental practices and policies – training provided  
  • Enforce safety on the work site (truckers, visitors, and plant crew)
  • Contribute toward the overall success of the safety program by following set rules procedures and practices
  • Identify and report workplace hazards and make positive suggestions for their elimination or control
  • Generally, perform duties in the safest manner prescribed
  • Required PPE must be worn at all times



  • Complete recommended routine maintenance and calibrations on the lab equipment 
  • Responsible for updating and maintaining all equipment maintenance and calibration records



  • Completion of Chemical Technologist Diploma or equivalent
  • Computer Proficiency: QC Software and MS Office applications
  • Able to understand and work with QC lab equipment
  • Experience working in lab environment 
  • Working knowledge of Asphalt Binder Testing according to AASHTO M320
  • AASHTO Technician Certifications would be an asset
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, which may include night shifts and overtime 
  • Pre-employment medical including drug & alcohol testing and a criminal record check may be required
  • A reliable vehicle is required for this position



  • Attention to detail and ability to troubleshoot 
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Strong team player with a positive attitude and is a self starter  
  • Ability to motivate and influence others, as well as following direction
  • Able to multi-task effectively and work in fast pace environment while being flexible
  • High level of time management and prioritization skills

At Lafarge, there is endless opportunity for you to play your part. Whether you’re in a technical, managerial, or frontline role, you can shape a career that works for you. With us you’ll have the chance to embrace the passion we share for our planet. You’ll be encouraged to seek out diverse perspectives, share your ideas and build the skills and connections you need to perform at your best. Because it’s only when we work together in a culture where everyone thrives, that we can build the world we all want to live in.