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Laboratory Technician



Software Engineering
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, May 25, 2024

About us

At Arca, we’re committed to carbon dioxide removal. Our innovative technologies involve extracting carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and permanently storing it as rock. To achieve this at scale, we collaborate closely with the minerals industry, implementing our technologies at mines.

We believe that by working with nature, not against it, we can achieve carbon dioxide removal on the scale needed to secure thriving and abundant life on Earth for generations to come. If that resonates, we want to hear from you. We’re building a team of sharp, mission-driven, and collaborative individuals who take pride in using their skills to contribute to a sustainable future.

Position Overview

As a Laboratory Technician, you'll work with the science team at our on-site location in Vancouver. You’ll perform carbon capture experiments, material characterization, and testing, ensure the smooth functioning of our laboratories, and contribute to the success of our groundbreaking projects. This position strikes a balance between hands-on tasks, experimental support, and maintaining a well-organized lab environment. Onboarding, laboratory training, and health & safety instruction will be provided.


  • Perform laboratory tasks including but not limited to, carbon capture experiments, material characterization and testing, sample preparation and equipment maintenance
  • Prepare lab equipment, supplies, and proper setup for testing and experiments
  • Manage inventory, monitor stock of consumables and chemicals, and coordinate procurement as needed to support ongoing lab operations
  • Thorough documentation of experimental results and findings
  • Develop and upkeep Standard Operating Procedures
  • Abide by, support, and promote all health and safety protocols
  • Carry out any other related duties (e.g., training new staff) as required in keeping with the qualifications and requirements of positions in this classification

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., Geology, Geochemistry, Chemistry, Soil Science, Environmental Science)
  • Proficiency in mineralogical, geochemical, chemical, or soil analytical techniques
  • Proficiency in analyzing experimental data and interpreting results
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate effectively with team members

We’re looking for individuals who…

  • Are optimistic we can make an impact in the fight against climate change
  • Embrace an optimistic mindset, eagerly tackling ideas and situations that challenge conventional boundaries
  • Thrive in a collaborative and fast-paced working environment

What we offer at Arca

  • A competitive salary
  • Three weeks’ holidays plus the week off between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Flexible working policy
  • Flex Fridays
  • Stock options
  • $1,000 professional development budget to support your growth.
  • 100% paid by employer comprehensive health benefits package including medical, dental, and life, plus Health and Wellness spending account and employee assistance program.
  • A fun and diverse environment, with inspired colleagues who are united in the fight against climate change

At Arca, we believe that our commitment to diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do but also essential for our success as a company. We welcome and encourage all qualified candidates to apply for our open positions, regardless of their background, race, colour, age, national origin, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, status as a veteran, and basis of disability.