Northern Mining Analytical Laboratory (NMAL) is hiring:

Sample Preparation Technician



Main duties Include but not limited to:

  • Basic sample reception of all samples delivered to the laboratory when needed;
  • Unpacking and weighing the incoming samples;
  • Drying the samples by loading and unloading drying ovens;
  • Prepare mining samples by crushing, splitting, pulverizing and sieving the samples according to the s standard operating procedures without deviation unless authorized by the supervisor;
  • Ensure fast and accurate processing of incoming samples in priority sequence;
  • Identify and communicate the procedural non-conformances with the supervisor;
  • Maintain own production logs;
  • General cleaning duties for basic lab cleanliness;
  • Use correct methods in accordance with the established procedures and schedules while ensuring analytical quality;

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Good hand-eye coordination and attention to detail;
  • Strong organization, time management, and interpersonal skills;
  • Understands and is able to perform fundamental record keeping;
  • Ability to work independently and / or as part of a team;
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks within a fast-paced work environment
  • Mature work ethic
  • Commitment to the production of accurate and timely results
  • Willing to work overtime during peak season.
  • Able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Able to perform physically demanding tasks and repeated lifting, able to handle
  • weight up to 40lbs while on shift;
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time
  • Must be willing to wear required PPEs, and contact lenses are not permitted due to safety concerns in the laboratory.


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