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Junior Technologist, Bio Industrial Services


InnoTech Alberta is seeking a junior technologist for our Bio-Industrial Research & Development team in Edmonton, Alberta. The junior technologist will support senior staff in the development, organization, monitoring of experiments and the development, operation, and maintenance of equipment.


Are you our junior technologist, for Bio Industrial Services? You would be a good fit for this position if you:

  • Are passionate about research and innovation.
  • Are comfortable working in industrial setting.
  • Enjoy working as part of a dynamic team.


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 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 materials.


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

The junior technologist will be responsible for handling of a wide spectrum of biomaterials, wood and agricultural fibre materials as well as assisting in assembly of electronic or mechanical parts, testing automated units, and performing microscopic observation with instructions. The successful incumbent will be accountable for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Formulate, Blending, and weighing of materials, installing equipment, and configuring equipment for bio composite material production, biomaterials and bio-product testing and fibre processing.  Operations could be in labs, the field or pilot facilities.
  • Data entry and the accurate recording of experimental information
  • Operating instruments to conduct specific tests and measurements.
  • Assembly electronic equipment with mechanical and electronic parts and performing function testing
  • Performing experimental unit installation and maintenance in field operations
  • Performing general lab procedures following protocols such as preparing solutions and working with microbial and biomaterial samples
  • Providing general material processing duties and support to senior staff to complete scheduled projects.
  • Assembling pilot and lab equipment and configuring equipment for operations.
  • Completing a variety of material processing duties within the various Bio-Industrial Pilot Facilities & Operations groups.
  • Manual lifting, shoveling, and housekeeping.
  • Operating various process and mobile equipment (forklift)



  • Technical diploma in the chemical, mechanical, or instrumentation or chemistry field
  • A minimum of three years of technical work experience is desirable.
  • Knowledge and experience in applied research.
  • Experience with, mechanical equipment, knowledge of crops and farming practices, and experience with steam would be considered assets
  • Knowledge of microorganisms and experience with microscopic techniques would be considered an asset
  • Knowledge of design software
  • Experience with manufacturing processes for materials process.
  • Experience with additive manufacturing would be considered assets.
  • Other post-secondary education, such as automation, PLC programming or electronics, with relevant experience would be considered an asset
  • Comfortable with technology and computer software
  • 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
  • The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 50 lbs
  • Ability to travel to field locations and test sites in rural areas


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, merit, 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

Hours bi-weekly: 36.25

Classification: TB

Pay Grade: 04

Annual Salary Range: $43,572 - $55,236