Temporary Mine Site Prep Technician


Job Position: Temporary Mine Site Prep Technician

Company: ALS

Expected salary:

Location: Iqaluit, NU

Temporary Mine Site Prep Technician Job Details:


Location: ALS Mine Site, Baffinland (fly in/out of St. Hubert-Montreal, QC)Reports to: Mine Lab Manager/Supervisor, BaffinlandGeneral Accountability:The Mine Site Prep Technician is responsible for the preparation and analysis of client samples, while ensuring that timely and quality results are reported to the client.The successful candidate will return to their home lab at the conclusion of the temporary contract. Awarding of this position is contingent on the home lab agreeing to release the successful candidate for the contract duration.About the Site:

  • Employees work a 21 day in / 21 day out shift rotation on the mine site. Hours of work are between 6:30am-630pm, or 6:30pm-6:30am.
  • For candidates not living near Montreal, ALS covers the travel cost to and from Montreal. Eligible candidates also will receive 5 hours of pay from home lab to Montreal.
  • Lodging and meals provided during the 3 week work period. The site offers a full service cafeteria that provides meals at set hours while other snacks/beverages are available 24 hours per day.
  • A full service medical facility, laundry facilities, recreation and fitness center are on site.
  • Bedding will be provided. You are responsible for providing your own toiletries and towels.
  • Baffinland is located in the extreme north, flight departure delays can happen.
  • Wi-Fi is available on site, with restriction on live streaming, downloading, and Skype.
  • Telephones are available on-site for staff use.
  • You are not able to travel off the mine site while on your 3 week work period. All facilities are within a few minutes walking distance from one another.
  • A pre-access medical screening will need to be completed. Employment is contingent on Baffinland medic granting access to site.

There is a full security team on site and random drug screening will be conducted. No alcohol or illegal substances are allowed and all bags arriving/departing are searched. Breach of this rule will result in your immediate and permanent removal from the site. There is also zero tolerance for acts of violence.ALS Staff must follow all of Baffinland on-site policy and procedures and personal protective equipment must be worn in all posted areas.Specific Responsibilities:Sample Preparation:

  • Layout samples for analysis;
  • Split bulk raw samples;
  • Load and unload drying ovens;
  • Data entry of sample information;
  • Use heavy machinery to screen, crush, and sieve geological samples
  • Maintain production and analysis logs;
  • Ensure all prepared and available samples are accounted for in the lab;
  • Prioritize workloads according to daily stats and turnaround commitments;
  • Perform basic routine maintenance on all sample preparation equipment, support equipment, and instrumentation;
  • Dispose sample rejects according to client instruction.


  • ALS staff are responsible to keep the laboratory clean, this will require staff to ensure lab cleanliness to prevent contamination of samples;
  • Use correct methods in accordance with the established procedures and schedules while ensuring analytical quality;
  • Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures;
  • Handle basic internal problem solving;
  • Perform duties in accordance with SOP and quality control procedures;
  • Minimize wastage of chemicals and consumables in the laboratory and reducing breakdowns and downtime.
  • Optimize turnaround time for samples while ensuring the highest quality of results is achieved and maintained;
  • Ensure the cleanliness, housekeeping and presentation off all equipment and work areas;
  • Observes established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent time management and planning skills, strong attention to detail;
  • Have excellent command of the English language, strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong customer service focus, interpersonal and organizational abilities;
  • Demonstrated judgement, creativity, integrity and ability to problem solve;
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint and Visio;
  • Ability to effectively handle escalations and time critical issues.

Required Qualifications:

  • Completion of high school or equivalent is a requirement.
  • Demonstrated and relevant laboratory experience, ideally up to two years in a geochemical laboratory;
  • Demonstrated and relevant mine-site laboratory experience, ideally up to two years in a mine-site environment
  • Completion of technical diploma or BSc degree in chemistry or related field is an asset.

Imagine your future with us!At ALS, we encourage you to dream big.When you join ALS, you join a purpose and values-driven team that empowers you to innovate, create, and thrive.Our global team turns up each day with passion and commitment to do amazing things, always challenging our thinking to find ways to solve some of the world’s most complex problems for a safer, healthier world.Physical Demands:

  • This position requires mobility to climb, lift, pull, drive, sit and/or stand for up to 12 hours per day.
  • Must be able to work on shift schedule of 21 days in 21 days out.
  • Ability to work in a dusty environment;
  • Manual dexterity to perform repetitive technical tasks;
  • Must be able to regularly lift up to 20 kg.
  • Ability to lift up to 22 kg. (occasionally lifting may exceed 22 kg. and assistance is mandatory from either another employee or the lift assist equipment);
  • Be cleanly-shaven in order to wear protective equipment.

Working at ALSOur people are our most valuable asset and drive our success at ALS.We are a diverse community of dedicated professionals united by our passion to make a difference in the world. We reward excellence and uphold our values in our work and how we treat each other.At ALS, you’ll be supported to expand your skills and develop new ones so you can reach your full potential. We invest in our people with a range of programs and provide opportunities across the company, giving our people scope to grow diverse careers and develop as leaders.We want everyone to have a safe, flexible and rewarding career that makes a positive impact on our people, the planet and the communities where we work.Our benefits include:

  • Structured wage increases
  • Comprehensive benefit package specific to your work status (including extended medical, dental, and vision coverage, access to company perks, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with company match, employee assistance and wellness programs,
  • Additional vacation days for years of service
  • Business support for education or training after 9 months with the company
  • Learning & development opportunities (unlimited access to e-learnings and more)

About ALSALS is a global leader in scientific testing, providing comprehensive testing solutions to clients in more than 60 countries across a wide range of industries, including environment, food and beverage, mining, personal care, pharmaceutical, healthcare and equipment reliability. Using state-of-the-art technologies and innovative methodologies, our dedicated international teams deliver the highest-quality testing services and personalised solutions supported by local expertise. We help our clients leverage the power of data-driven insights for a safer and healthier world.Everyone mattersALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where the strengths and perspectives of each employee are both recognised and valued.Qualified candidates will be considered without regard to race, colour, religion, national origin, military or veteran status, gender, age, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic characteristics protected by the law. We invite resumes from all interested parties, including women, Indigenous persons, members of minority groups, and persons living with disabilities.ALS also welcomes applications from people with all levels of ability. Accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.Note: benefits vary based on employee status, e.g parttime, casual

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