Technologist, Welding


InnoTech Alberta is seeking an innovative and collaborative Welding Technologist to join its Energy Pilot Facilities & Operations (EPFO) team. This position will be responsible for providing support for manual and automated welding and additive manufacturing systems. This role will also support the development and management of projects and programs in both welding and additive manufacturing including developing design of experiments and testing protocols.


With a focus on supporting Alberta’s energy and manufacturing sectors, the EPFO team works in collaboration with the Research and Development (R&D) teams within the Advanced Materials and Monitoring Division to de-risk and evaluate technologies and provide applied research solutions for industrial clients.  The team operates as a resource pool with staff allocation to projects initiated by the R&D teams in both Edmonton and Devon locations.  The portfolio of services supported by the EPFO team is diverse and, in addition to the development of advanced manufacturing processes, members of the team also support the evaluation of advanced materials, optimization of new recovery technologies for unconventional oil and gas, and the enhancement of bitumen extraction and processing from oil sands.


Are you our Technologist, Welding? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Enjoy tackling new technical challenges and developing innovative solutions to problems.
  • Are resourceful, creative, and forward-thinking.
  • Are collaborative by nature and can work in a team environment across diverse disciplines.
  • Are familiar with a variety of welding processes and want to learn more.

We are game changers.

InnoTech Alberta, a wholly owned subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, is a leading Research and Technology Organization established by the Government of Alberta to serve the needs of government, industry, innovation ecosystem & academia.  Offering a diversified range of scientific, engineering, and technological research expertise and experience, and unique industrial-scale research infrastructure, equipment, and demonstration facilities, InnoTech Alberta accelerates and de-risks technology research, development, and deployment with focus on industrial solutions and innovation advancement.  With a reputation for quality service and a long history of impacts in Alberta’s economy going back a century, our multidisciplinary team has the depth of experience to work across all sectors, from energy to environment to fibre and bio-industrial.


Intrigued? Here’s some more information about the position:

Reporting to the Supervisor, Energy Pilot Facilities & Operations, this role will focus on enhancing the division’s welding initiatives using InnoTech Alberta’s welding equipment, and any client-recommended equipment. Specific related responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:



  • Support projects that utilize InnoTech Alberta’s manual and automated welding equipment and auxiliary components.
  • Organize, monitor, and maintain experiments or portions of experiments; design simple experiments; support pilot scale experiments and the development of testing protocols.
  • Build and/or modify equipment for projects and for material testing applications.
  • Evaluate alternative industrial equipment to support projects.
  • Act as a technologist to support internal stakeholder requirements.

Project Management

  • Manage required test protocols to ensure timely and high-quality delivery of work.
  • Identify products and resources required to complete experimental projects.
  • Research equipment and methods for use in an experiment.
  • Assist in monitoring budget, expenses, and time allocations.
  • Review and assist in preparing moderately complex project proposals and cost quotations.
  • Monitor, report and present progress, data, and results of experiments to the project leader.

Safety & Quality Management

  • Maintain lab organization and cleanliness (general housekeeping).
  • Handle, store and dispose of chemical and waste materials.
  • Actively contribute to conducting hazard assessments, self-safety and cross-audit safety inspections, creating safe work procedures and ensuring that the workplace remains free of safety hazards.

Business Development/Stakeholder Relationship

  • Communicate procedures, processes and results to internal and external clients, market technical expertise and technical services internally and externally.
  • Assist with engagement and follow-up for new and existing clients or stakeholders.

The position will be primarily based at InnoTech Alberta’s facility in Devon, AB with occasional travel to the Edmonton facility.


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

Education and Experience

  • Technologist diploma in Advanced Welding Technology, Welding Engineering Technology, or similar.
  • A minimum of 2 years of technical experience related to welding, is desired; lesser experience will be considered when combined with education.
  • Direct experience in welding in a research or industrial setting preferred.

Key Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent creative problem-solving skills and ability to apply technical solutions from multiple industries and sectors to move projects forward.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and proactive.
  • Willingness for hands-on work and ability to perform physically demanding tasks in support of welding projects.
  • Strong organization skills and attention to detail that reflect the ability to perform and prioritize multiple tasks, competing agendas and client demands.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills as well as the ability to write technical data reports.
  • Class 5 Drivers License


Why InnoTech Alberta?

We offer our employees opportunities to work on projects that will expand their skill sets while witnessing the visible impacts of their efforts. We value the development of our employees and create opportunities for working in capacities that allow new skills to be learned. We know that the wellness of our team is the most important part of our business, so we offer a strong benefits package and generous vacation and paid time off programs to promote work-life balance. 


Additional Information

At InnoTech Alberta, we respect diversity and embrace an inclusive culture. We value uniqueness and different perspectives as they play a critical role in our success. To achieve this, individuals are selected based on qualifications and abilities and we encourage applications from all backgrounds to apply.  


The final candidate will be required to undergo a security clearance. All interviewees must be able to meet the requirement specified in the Physical Demand Analysis. This document will be supplied during the interview process to the successful candidate. This competition will remain open until a successful candidate is found.





Employment Status: Regular – Full Time

Hours weekly: 36.25

Classification: TB

Pay Grade: 07

Annual Salary Range: $ 60,619 to $75,831