Assay Lab Technican

Canada, Markham
Precious Metals Refining
Process & Product Development

About Umicore

Reducing harmful vehicle emissions. Giving new life to used metals. Powering the cars of the future. As a global materials and technology group, we apply our specialist knowledge to offer materials and solutions that are essential to everyday life. We aim to be a clear world leader in materials for clean mobility and recycling and have turned our sustainability approach into an even greater competitive advantage. With ambitions like this, imagine what you could do?

About Jewellery & Industrial Metals (JIM)

A wealth of applications. Umicore is an expert in developing products and processes based on precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum. These materials enable our customers to make fine jewellery, coins, high-purity glass and industrial catalysts. Umicore also enables the sustainable and responsible sourcing of these metals and provides closed-loop recycling for our customers. To make the most of these materials we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new processes. Which is where you come in.A wealth of applications. Umicore is an expert in developing products and processes based on precious metals such as gold, silver and platinum. These materials enable our customers to make fine jewellery, coins, high-purity glass and industrial catalysts. Umicore also enables the sustainable and responsible sourcing of these metals and provides closed-loop recycling for our customers. To make the most of these materials we cannot stand still. We need to find new ways to do things, discover new solutions and develop new processes. Which is where you come in.

What you will be doing

Perform analysis of samples received in Assay Lab staff.  Ensure all associated procedures (health and safety, analytical, reporting) are  followed correctly. 

  • Perform analysis as per established procedure in a safe and correct manner
  • Report any problems or concerns re item 1 promptly to Assay Lab supervisor
  • Assist with chemical based enquiries as requested
  • Wear all assigned PPE equipment.  Follow all environmental, health and safety procedures
  • Use equipment such as an ICP, XDV, microgram balance and other scales, X-Ray based equipment, titration equipment, small rolling mill, miscellaneous hand tools and precision glass labware
  • Knowledge of Fire Assay methods and ability to load and unload Fire Assay Furnace
  • Work safety with aggressive, corrosive chemicals using fume hoods, etc. provided
  • Ability to see colour change on titration
  • Detail and precision oriented
  • Perform pre-determined calculations
  •  Other duties as assigned
Who we are looking for

Education  and Experience

Minimum College Diploma in physical Chemistry preferred.

Position holder is expected to have a background in analytical chemistry as well as knowledge of Health and Safety requirements pertaining to function

OHSA / IAPA course in safe handling of chemicals and asset.

Soft skills include ability to effectively liaise with other departments, supervisor, adapt to new analytical equipment and computerized systems

Attention to detail and ability to repeatedly perform analyses in a consistent way required

 

Major Job Challenges:

Handling issues when results of analysis are not as client (supervisor) expects

Adaptable to schedule changes and Business environment

Fast pace environment

 

 

 

What we offer

We aim to lead the way. Not just for our customers, but for our employees too. That is why we strive to create a collaborative environment in which we can all succeed, and a culture through which we can all share ideas, develop our expertise and advance our careers. We engage in building an inclusive work culture that offers equal opportunities for all employees irrespective of their diverse backgrounds. As you would expect from a world-leading organisation, we will also reward your contribution with a competitive salary and benefits. With all this and more, imagine what you could do?

Additional information

Umicore is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, veteran status, pregnancy status or other status protected by law. If you need assistance in applying for this position, please contact Angela Wan at angela.wan@am.umicore.com.

We thank all candidates for their applications, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

If our precious metals products help our customer produce fine jewellery - IMAGINE WHAT YOU COULD DO

      

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