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Laboratory Technician Trainee

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Date: May 21, 2021

Location: Lima, Ohio, United States

Company: Husky Energy

Posting End Date:  JUNE 20, 2021

Posting will expire at 11:59 pm local time.


On January 1, 2021, Husky and Cenovus combined to form a resilient integrated energy leader. Husky is now part of the Cenovus group of companies.


One of Husky’s advantages is that we are an integrated oil and gas company. From exploration to development, production, refining and marketing, we’ve got it all! Combine this with a range of learning and development tools and an inclusive work environment, and you are well-positioned for a successful career at Husky.


We have training, mentoring and career development programs and resources to help you develop both personally and professionally – as an employee or a leader. We offer many internal leadership and business skills courses along with tuition reimbursement programs for qualified employees. Every year, a significant number of our employees are able to take on new roles within the company thanks to our strong focus on hands-on learning and development.


Job Summary

The Laboratory Technician Trainee is responsible for finished product quality control and specification compliance testing by: managing and communicating test data, verifying test equipment, executing various proficiency sample testing programs, and conducting routine laboratory tasks.


Core Responsibilities

  • Monitor and record product quality to ensure refinery processes are compliant with Lima Refinery's standards and specifications. This includes collection and analysis of unit samples.
    • Conduct routine product quality control and product or specification compliance testing to assist in making qualitative or quantitative analyses.
    • Compile and interpret results of tests and analyses, ensuring accuracy and timeliness of testing and results.
    • Enter and maintain lab results in proper databases and written records.
  • Responsible for maintaining quality standards within the Lima Refinery Laboratory and observing and troubleshooting equipment and operating problems.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization.
    • Collaborate with and support the Lima Refinery Lab Team
    • Communicate information relative to refinery products and events.
    • Compile and interpret results of tests and analyses.
  • Responsible for following all safety policies and guidelines as established by Husky Energy and the Lima Refinery.
    • Maintain a clean and safe work environment including active participation in monthly Safety Meetings.
  • Respond to ad hoc requests and participate in ad hoc projects as required



  • Must successfully complete a pre-award test of basic math and chemistry required
  • Prior laboratory experience
  • Directly related experience in petroleum laboratory.
  • Proficient in MS Office Applications
  • Experience in SAP or other business enterprise software
  • Basic mechanical ability and understanding of operational principles of assigned area's testing instruments.
  • Familiarity with laboratory methods and equipment for running tests.

Education & Professional Designations

  • Minimum of an Associate Degree in Chemistry required

Working Conditions

  • The position may require working 12 hour shifts, with both days and nights, as well as weekend/stat holidays based on shift schedule


Safety Sensitive

  • Safety Sensitive: Yes
  • As this position has been identified as safety sensitive, employment of a final candidate selected for this position will be conditional upon successful completion of required pre-employment medical and drug/alcohol assessment.


Organizational Competencies

  • Drives for Results
  • Forward Thinking
  • Change Agility
  • Develops Potential
  • Communicates Effectively
  • Works Collaboratively


Please note that pre-employment background checks are pre-conditions to Husky employment offers and must be completed successfully before you are confirmed to start with Husky.


Husky Energy is an affirmative action employer and we are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants without regard to age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, veteran status, or other personal or physical characteristics protected by law.


Husky Energy is an integrated Canadian energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta.  The Company operates Upstream and Downstream business segments, with operations in Canada, the United States, China and Indonesia. 


Husky's balanced growth strategy focuses on consistent execution, disciplined financial management and safe and reliable operations.