Employers: Norwest Labs/ Bodycote Edmonton Lab.
Position: Sample Preparation Technician.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta
Dates: May 8 to August 18, 2006
My main duties were to prepare samples in order to get them ready for the various analysis in the lab. I worked with different types of soils and some liquids and prepared them for testing. I was also in charge of disposal of samples that were finished being analyzed. I performed different tests on the samples before they went to the technicians and I also helped various technicians complete different jobs. I basically helped make the lab run smoothly and efficiently.
At Norwest I received training in laboratory techniques and other software programs. I have increased my efficiency skills and laboratory skills. One thing that I liked about Norwest was the group of people that I worked with. They were all very nice and easy to get along with. I also liked the flexibility that there was at Norwest.
I did this internship to see if laboratory work was something that I would enjoy as a possible career. The internship helped see what different aspects laboratory analysis were like.