Mineral Lab Technician

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES / ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  

  • Performs all duties with a focus on safety, environmental stewardship and best operating practices.
  • Actively participates in Safety, Health, and Environmental initiatives.
  • Fully committed to producing quality timely results.
  • Operates lab equipment, instruments, and systems according to standard operating procedures and/or directed work instructions from the supervisor.
  • Must show competency in operating lab and mobile equipment and instrumentation.
  • Seeks to continuously improve work environment.
  • Must be able to assess, diagnose and remedy operating variances in a safe and timely manner.
  • Performs routine maintenance and will participate in equipment and instrument repairs.
  • Responsible for safe and effective handling of hazardous waste.
  • Other responsibilities may be added as necessary for the successful operation of Kershaw Mineral Lab.

 TYPICAL END RESULTS:

  • Strong behavior based safety culture with no reportable safety incidences or lost time accidents.
  • No environmental non-compliance events or reportable spills.
  • Clients provided with quality timely results.
  • Clean and orderly work environment.
  • Duties are performed in an efficient manner.
  • Production and operational goals are met.

Position Qualification:

 Knowledge: 

  • Knowledge of lab procedures, equipment and instrumentation is beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of computers is required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of chemistry or other sciences is beneficial.
  • Knowledge of operating a Lab Information Management System (LIMS) is beneficial.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Commitment to behavioral based safety culture.
  • Able to assess problems and make sound recommendations for solutions.
  • Able to work within a team and work well with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and effectively implement change.

Education:

  • High school diploma / equivalent or higher education.

Experience:

Experience with mine sample preparation, fire assay, wet chemistry methods, gravimetric analysis, LIMS and AA/ICP/LECO instrumentation

 

MUST BE ABLE TO WORK 12 HOUR ROTATING SHIFTS, DAYS, NIGHTS, WEEKENDS AND HOLIDAYS


20 Oct 2017

Sector:
Private
Work Type:
Permanent
Country:
United States
Location:
Haile Operations
Reference:
Date expires:
31 Jan 2018
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