K+S Potash Canada (KSPC) is part of the K+S Group, with headquarters in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; a solution potash mine and production facility located near Moose Jaw and Regina, Saskatchewan; and a potash handling and storage facility operated in partnership with Pacific Coast Terminals in Port Moody, British Columbia. We acknowledge that our Saskatchewan offices and facilities are located on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 land. These are the territories of the Cree, Salteaux and Sioux, and the homeland of the Métis people. Our Port Moody operation is located on the land of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Kwikwetlam, Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. Our organization is committed to having long lasting and deeply rooted relationships with Indigenous people and communities, and is proud to provide job and business opportunities for local people and businesses.

Process Analyst (Laboratory)

Your Responsibilities

Reporting to the Supervisor, Process Analytics, this position (Laboratory) is responsible for providing chemical and physical analysis with support for all areas of KSPC Bethune operations. The position provides analysis and feedback for production parameters, final product analysis and reporting. Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work Safely with the Process Analytics Group Supervisor and Process Analytics Lead to prioritize and preform thorough and timely sample collection, sample preparation, analysis and reporting. Maintain and operate all laboratory equipment including but not limited to ICP-OES, XRF, NIR, Particle Size Analyzers, and Water purification system

  • Ensure safety and housekeeping standards in his/her area of responsibility are maintained at high levels by applying knowledge through training for the proper chemical handling, sampling and analysis procedures, safety programs and other process analytics laboratory related tasks

  • Maintain laboratory supply and chemical inventory

  • Actively participate in safety, health and environmental programs

  • Able to revise Process Analytics procedures and work instructions.

  • Collaborate with Process Engineering, Production, Wellfield and Shipping/Loading departments to ensure upstream process sampling and analysis is conducted efficiently and timely to allow the process to be operated according to approved specifications

  • Support the department’s internal customers by providing analytical, instrumental and technical problem solving

You

Our company values and recognizes the diversity of the workforce and encourages individuals with the equivalent combination of education and work experience. The ideal candidate will have:

  • B.Sc. or Diploma, in chemistry or chemical related discipline

  • 0-3 years experience in an analytical laboratory, preferably in an industrial setting

  • Strong communication and teamwork in a group environment

  • Ability to read and comprehend technical instructions and documents as well as ability to write technical reports and procedure

  • Demonstrates flexibility in uncertain situations and adapts well to change

  • Familiarity with relevant potash quality testing and equipment is strongly preferred

  • Mitigates risks within work area

  • Demonstrates the ability to analyze and resolve work issues that arise

  • Display the ability to synthesize data and draw conclusions

  • Demonstrates logic and sound reasoning in solving routine issues

  • Evaluates options and chooses the best course of action in making decisions

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of Saskatchewan Occupational Health & Safety Act and Regulations

  • Ensures that employees follow and meet health, safety and security procedures

  • Demonstrates effective analytical and problem-solving skills to accurately identify and resolve safety and service issues

  • Must be authorized to legally work in Canada

The successful candidate may be required work a rotating 10hr and 12hr dayshift schedule including some weekends, holidays.

The incumbent will be required to perform sampling and testing in the laboratory and within the refining process areas where noise and temperature levels may vary.

The position is based in Bethune, SK and is a 12 month term role.

Employment is subject to successfully completing KSPC’s pre-employment checks which may include criminal record check, education verification, functional fitness evaluation and drug and alcohol testing.

To ensure consideration for this role, please apply by April 21, 2024.

Us

By living our common K+S values across all our locations in the world: We are optimistic about our future, collaborative in building it, and with our entrepreneurial spirit, we aim to dig deeper and reach higher. We remain agile in an ever-changing world. We are innovative, turning obstacles into opportunities – and we do it all in ways that are safe and sustainable, protecting future generations.

We are committed to being a company where every employee can contribute, grow and thrive, and where we reflect the diverse communities in which we live and work. We are working toward a truly inclusive environment, because we know that the amazing array of differences in our backgrounds, competencies, experiences, race, gender, age, beliefs, sexual orientation, identity and their intersections is key to the longevity, sustainability and growth of our organization.

In a career with K+S Potash Canada (KSPC), you can look forward to:

Good People and Great Culture

Be part of a team committed to building an innovative and diverse culture. KSPC is growing our business, delivering exciting new opportunities, and giving back to the communities where we live and work.

Challenge and Growth

We support your growth and potential through professional development, training, and a robust performance recognition program.

Valuable Compensation

Our total target compensation is competitive and benchmarked to the market. We have a Pay-for-Performance philosophy that includes two components: fixed (base) pay, and a short-term incentive (bonus) that rewards employees for their contributions towards corporate, team and individual successes.

Supporting Benefits

Our comprehensive, employer-paid benefits program includes Life, Disability, Health and Dental, as well as competitive Retirement benefits, Employee and Family Assistance Program, paid work time to help out in your community (volunteer with a sports team or a charitable organization of your choice) and more! We offer a Health Spending Account for extras, like more expensive glasses, or a Wellness Account that covers recreational items, like your park camping fees, hunting or fishing license, and your gym membership.

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