Technical Advisor


Oil and Gas Jobs

About this role

About this role

We’re hiring a Technical Advisor for Central Canada for a large Canadian Lubricants company. The Technical Advisor will work withy the Sales team and our client’s customers to provide technical expertise related to lubricant products, application, best practices, and equipment. The role will involve a high level of collaboration with not only the Sales team, but also R&D, Marketing, Manufacturing and Supply Chain.


  • Primary technical support for the Sales team, which includes their distributors and customers.
  • Develop strong technical relationships with customers in order to deliver on our solutions and value based propositions. This would involve gaining a deep understanding of the maintenance and lubrication needs of customers.
  • Conduct and complete comprehensive lubrication audits and surveys with the objective of continuous improvement and tangible savings.
  • Develop a strong network and knowledge base as the technical subject matter expert on lubricant products, applications and equipment.
  • Provide industry specific field knowledge to the Sales, R&D, and Marketing departments regarding product performance, customer needs, and industry trends.
  • Investigate and resolve product application and/or quality problems by conducting root cause analysis while working with the R&D, Manufacturing, Production and Quality Assurance personnel.
  • Co-ordinate/lead and support customer acceptance and product development field trials.
  • Develop, organize and present technical presentations and/or training seminars to customers, distributors, and PCLI staff.
  • Liaise with used oil analysis labs and our R&D team to develop and support oil analysis programs.
  • Support original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product approvals.
  • Manage product cross reference database, along with providing lubricant cross-referencing reports to customers and distributors.
  • Provide back-up support to other Technical Advisors in other geographies and segments as required.
  • Special assignments, projects or tasks as assigned by the District Sales Manager.




  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a petroleum, base oils/lubricants and heavy equipment related industry, along with experience in working with lubricant development, testing protocols, equipment application and performance, as well as equipment reliability.
  • A minimum of Technical Diploma in Engineering (mechanical or chemical preferred) or, a combination of education and relevant work experience will also be considered.
  • Consideration would be given to Journeyman Heavy Equipment Technicians with experience in the mining, construction, on road fleet and general manufacturing industries.
  • An exceptional Safety Mindset and ability to work safely at all times when unsupervised.
  • Excellent knowledge of lubricants development, testing protocols, equipment application and performance, and equipment reliability.
  • Strong knowledge of commercial and industrial lubricants, and their applications for rotating equipment in a wide range of industries, including food, general manufacturing, fleet and construction, steel, power generation, mining, etc.
  • Working knowledge and participation in audits of ISO/TS quality and environmental systems and OEM registrations, warehouse, blending, and distribution protocols.
  • Advanced computer literacy in Microsoft Office suite and database management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills coupled with excellent written communication and oral presentation skills for audiences of varying sizes, backgrounds, and levels of expertise.
  • Demonstrate proactive continuous improvement and initiative to build best in class processes with excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within cross-functional teams as well as working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to be qualified for H2S Alive, Standard First Aid, WHMIS and TDG.

Nice to Have:

  • Knowledge of lubricants and tribology practices.
  • Experience in off road industries such as mining and construction.
  • Experience in equipment reliability and preventative maintenance practices.
  • Certified Lubrication Specialist (CLS) per Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) exam or commitment to achieving CLS Status within a given time.
  • Experience using SAP and an ERM and Salesforce as a CRM.



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Application process


We carefully review your application and in the coming weeks, you will be notified for an interview session if you are selected. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted within 7 days.


After being shortlisted, you will be contacted via email or telephone to arrange for a date on your availability for the qualification interview.


During the interview, you will be assessed on your level of experience and skills, work history, availability, and the qualifications the company is seeking for the position.


After successfully making through the phone interview, a face to face interview will be scheduled between the candidate and recruiter. This session can be a more in-depth interview to review your communication and interpersonal skills.


Submission of candidates resume for client’s approval and screening.

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Any questions remaining?

Your consultant, Rory Lyden is happy to clarify anything about this vacancy. When reaching out, use the pub number:

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Rory Lyden
Brunel Canada - Toronto

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