Laboratory Technician - Acid Rock Drainage

Maxxam Analytics - Burnaby, BC (8 months ago)

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Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest, Maxxam might be the place for you!

Imagine being surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry.

Maxxam Analytics, the largest privately owned analytical laboratory network in Canada, is looking for a


Join our talented team of experts in the scientific field to advance your technical knowledge and advance your career. Every day we go above and beyond to deliver innovative solutions to help our clients make important decisions that directly impact the community and the environment.

As an LABORATORY TECHNICIAN, your main responsibilities are:
Performs analysis on both water and solids samples.
Performs sample preparation, water extractions, humidity cell maintenance & operation, static tests and analyses using manual and automated techniques including pH, conductivity, Eh, acidic, alkalinity and kinetic reporting.
Assists with the set-up of lab tests for the analysts as necessary.
Meets quality and TAT specifications required by the client and ensure samples are analyzed within holding time requirements.
Identifies and communicates procedural non conformances with the lab manager.
Employs proper laboratory techniques to minimize risk of mislabeling, sample mix-up and cross contamination between samples and other materials.
Provides general lab support.
Provides manager with updates on workstation status including advance notification of any delays.
Adheres to Maxxam Code of Ethics Policy.
Supports and complies with all Maxxam policies, Quality System and Health & Safety program.
Participates, when requested in department and health and safety meetings.
Participates, when requested in internal and external audits.
Keeps work area clean, neat and organized.
Maintains training records and relevant qualifications.
Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned by Senior Staff.

You are the ideal LABORATORY TECHNICIAN if:
Minimum Diploma from a Technician Institute (chemistry preferred) or post secondary school education with at least 1 year laboratory experience.
Positive outlook with an ability to work in a fast paced environment.
Proficient in LIMS would be considered an asset.
Good time-management, communication, multi-tasking and priority setting skills.
Ability to be adaptable and flexible to a changing environment.
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
Detail orientated & good record keeping skills.
Ability to accurately follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and instructions.
Ability to learn quickly.
This is a contract position.

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