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Assayer

Location: 

Richmond, BC, CA

Closing Date: November 30, 2020

 

Reporting to the Lab Supervisor, the Assayer  is responsible for ensuring that the assay lab is operated as per specified by operating procedures while maintaining a safe working environment.  The technician is required to have knowledge of multiple analytical instruments and techniques to meet the assay lab client’s requests.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • An Assayer I is required to be able to operate the following analytical instruments: Auto tritrator, Atomic Absorption, UV Spectrophotometer, Particle Size Analyzer, and pH Meter
  • Perform solid analysis
  • Required to know the basics of the assay quality control program. This includes ensuring equipment is calibrated, running check standards and duplicates
  • Required to properly handle and dispose of waste. This includes the operation of the assay lab trade waste interceptor
  • Ability to multi task while applying time management skills to prioritize rush samples and daily tasks
  • Perform housekeeping and maintenance within the assay lab.  This includes cleaning/changing filters and cylinders, washing glassware, and archiving samples
  • Other related duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Requires a post-secondary science degree from a university or technical program
  • Previous experience in laboratory setting highly preferred
  • Ability to multi-task, have strong organizational skills, a motivated self-starter, and able to work well under pressure to get results
  • Ability to work shifts (including night shifts and weekends)

 

Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

 

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

 

Learn more about Teck at www.teck.com or follow @TeckResources


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