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Laboratory Technician (Remote Mine Site)

Testing & Laboratory
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SGS Canada is currently seeking a Laboratory Technician to join our team in the Lab at a Remote Mine Site in Hope Bay, Nunavut.  The Technician is responsible for fulfilling routine Geochemistry analytical testing, analysis and basic skills of instrument operations.

Please note that this position is a 3 week on / 3 weeks off schedule.  Candidates need to be based in Edmonton, AB and will Fly In / Fly Out from YEG.

A day in the life of an SGS Canada Laboratory Technician:

  • Follow specified work instructions and laboratory quality guidelines and procedures under the direction of the area Supervisor. 
  • Perform and execute laboratory techniques to carry out analyses. 
  • Document information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books. 
  • Record and periodically interpret results to present to senior colleagues.
  • Keep laboratory supplies readily available by inventorying stock. 
  • Assist in maintaining and operating equipment by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns and performing preventive maintenance. Record findings in logbook. 
  • Carry out routine instrument checks for compliance and accurate testing results. Record findings in logbooks. 
  • Assist with preparing method SOP’s, validation protocols and reporting. 
  • Demonstrate safe work habits and enforce a clean and organized working environment. 
  • Assist the Department Supervisor in monitoring and checking for the completion of all daily H&S checks, monthly H&S meetings, emergency protocol and any incident/accident reports 

We are able to offer a very attractive compensation package which includes: 

  • Flights to and from site.
  • Contemporary housing conditions, with comfortable single occupancy rooms, laundry facilities, high-speed / unlimited internet. 
  • A gym featuring weights, treadmills, stationary bikes, orbital machines and a rowing machine. 
  • An Inuit cultural Centre that includes books and videos. 
  • A furnished lounge including comfortable couches, a pool table, table tennis, board games and big-screen TV. A separate lounge for smokers is available. 
  • Free hot meals are offered in the cafeteria 3 times a day with additional items including baked goods, juices and hot drinks available 24/7. 

We are looking for someone with the following Skills, Experiences and Qualifications:

  • Must be legally eligible to work for an employer in Canada without sponsorship.  
  • Degree or Diploma in a Science related program (or equivalent experience or training).
  • Must have 1 – 3 years of laboratory work experience
  • Previous experience using Geochemistry instrumentation. 
  • Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner. 
  • Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills including grammar and composition. 
  • Candidates must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel and Outlook). 
  • Good hand/eye coordination when handling samples & lab equipment. 
  • Able to work well under pressure during high (peak) workloads and balancing conflicting demands of high volume versus the quality of results. 
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment. 
  • Extended hours and shift work may be required from time to time. 

Additional Information

For candidates who meet these pre-requisites, SGS offers a stimulating professional, environment and a very competitive compensation package.

SGS Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to achieving greater accessibility by providing accommodation for people with disabilities during our hiring process. Accommodations are available on request for qualified candidates during each stage of the recruitment process.

Please note that candidates applying for Canadian jobs openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

SGS is the World's Leading Inspection, Testing, Verification & Certification Company

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SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. Recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity we have more than 95,000 employees and operate a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.


SGS Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to achieving greater accessibility by providing accommodation for people with disabilities during our hiring process.  We also have an appreciation of innovative and creative people and a commitment to safety that is at the foundation of everything we do.  We strongly encourage diverse applicants to apply.

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