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Laboratory Technologist Metallurgical

Testing & Laboratory
042152 Requisition #
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This position will conduct a wide variety of testing and analysis on base and precious metal ores, industrial minerals and materials.



• Use an applied approach in performing moderate technological functions within laboratory or pilot plant operations.
• Design, develop, test, install and operates equipment and systems.
• Conduct applied research and experimental testing.
• Compile and analyze data, and prepare reports.
• Receive, inspect, sort and label client samples.
• Metallurgical lab activities, data collection and test work programs for ore/concentrate processing.
• Accurate data input, documentation, observation and analysis of metallurgical testing.
• Troubleshoot and repair equipment or components.
• Calibrate and set up equipment prior to analysis.
• Maintain a clean working environment.
• Follow all company Health, Safety and Environmental policies.
• Follow all Quality system protocols and report any discrepancies to the Supervisor.
• Will be assigned and coordinate special or ad hoc projects.
• Designated as Shift Supervisor on an as-required basis.



• A post secondary education (three-year diploma) in a Science related program (Chemistry, Metallurgical Engineering Technology, etc.) is required.
• Experience in a laboratory setting is required. Experience in metallurgical processes (grinding, gravity separation, cyanidation, acid leaching, precipitation, solvent extraction, ion-exchange etc.) would be an asset.
• Good hand/eye coordination when handling samples and various equipment.
• Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.
• Incumbents must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel. PowerPoint & Outlook).
• Proven effective time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
• Candidates must be able to communicate effectively in English, in both verbal and written communication. This includes grammar and composition for report writing duties.
• Ability to work well with others & independently.
• Ability to work well under pressure during high (peak) work loads and to balance conflicting demands of high volume versus quality of results.
• Extended hours and shift work may be required from time to time.
• Travel to other SGS locations or client location may be required from time to time.
• Must ensure full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.

Additional Information
SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.

SGS offers market leading geochemical, metallurgical, oil sands, coal and trade services, from 15 locations across the country. Minerals Services is well positioned to serve the mining and energy sectors at every stage, from exploration all the way through to its environmental impact.

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

SGS Canada is an Employment Equity Employer

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