Junior Materials Technologist


InnoTech Alberta is seeking a Junior Materials Technologist to join its Advanced Materials & Asset Integrity team. This role supports the delivery of client services from Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Labouratory team. With a focus on supporting Alberta’s energy and manufacturing sectors, the Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Labouratory team works closely with industrial clients to develop and provide specialized analytical and test methods to evaluate material performance in support of client innovation pursuits including improved asset reliability and integrity and de-risking of advanced manufacturing processes. The team also supports the assessment and development of novel materials, coatings, and manufacturing techniques that improve asset integrity, increase performance of equipment, and lower environmental impacts. The team operates a world-class materials laboratory with expertise in characterization and analysis of advanced materials including hardfacing and overlays, metals, castings, composites, thermal spray coatings, surface treatments, and non-metallics. 


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

  • Are passionate about research and innovation
  • Self-motivated with a desire to learn
  • Enjoy working as part of a dynamic team


We are game changers

InnoTech Alberta, a subsidiary of Alberta Innovates, is a leading research and technology organization serving the needs of industry, entrepreneurs and the public sector. Our leading-edge expertise and industrial-scale research and demonstration facilities accelerate and de-risk technology development and deployment for our clients with a focus on industrial solutions and commercial application. With over 230 employees, InnoTech operates within several locations across the province, including Vegreville, Edmonton, Devon, and Calgary. We are Alberta’s innovation engine - with 100 years of bold ideas that feed, grow, fuel, and build Alberta’s agriculture, energy, environment, and forestry sectors. Visit us at: InnoTechAlberta.ca


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

Reporting to the Supervisor, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing Labouratory, the junior technologist will be exposed to a wide variety of material testing, including unique test methods, and Research & Development (R&D) projects. The successful candidate will support ongoing and future activities within the group and will assist in the design, construction, and commissioning of experimental test apparatuses as well as test specimens. 

The successful incumbent will be accountable for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Collect, compile and document experimental data
  • Assist with development, organization, monitoring and maintenance of experiments
  • Assist with interpretation and presentation of data and results of experiments
  • Write data summaries
  • Assist in operation, maintenance, testing, calibrating and providing equipment that conforms to specifications detailed in applicable standards
  • Participate in innovative processes in technical and operational areas
  • Assist in reviewing proposals and reports as requested
  • Handle, store and dispose of chemical and waste materials
  • Assist in generating safe work procedures, responding to, and implementing audit safety items and changes to quality audit items
  • Develop expertise and technical services marketable internally and externally


Qualifications and skills we are looking for:

  • Diploma in Materials Engineering Technology (or a related field)
  • 0 – 3 years of experience in an industrial environment including metallurgical preparation and analysis of materials, mechanical testing of materials, is preferred
  • Other post-secondary education, such as instrumentation, with relevant experience, is considered an asset
  • Comfortable with technology and computer software
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) is required
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) skills as well as the ability to write technical data reports
  • Comfortable working within an industrial setting and familiarity with industrial hazards and processes
  • Understand ISO 17025, laboratory and pilot plant safety, and WHMIS
  • Familiar with ASTM and ISO standards in the areas of metallurgical preparation and analysis, wear, and mechanical testing
  • Aptitude to read, review, and interpret testing standards and specifications and ensure testing is meeting industry standards
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Flexible to complete a variety of tasks
  • Ability to prioritize workflow
  • 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.  

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: Permanent

Hours weekly: 36.25

Classification: TB

Pay Grade: 04

Annual Salary Range: $47,185 - $59,025