Airswift has been tasked by one of our major energy clients in the Mining Industry to seek a Chief Assayer to work in their facilities located in Delta Junctions, Alaska for a Permanent position on a rotational basis.
Day to day responsibilities:
- Display a clear commitment to safety and health and seek to eliminate or control the risks of injury and/or damage to equipment.
- Operate in accordance with and comply the Company’s Safety and Health Policy, and with all site policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
- Proactive involvement with continuous OHS improvement processes.
- Active participation in all communication and awareness systems.
- Display a clear commitment to responsible environmental management.
- Operate in accordance with the Company’s Environmental Policy, and comply with other site environmental policies, procedures and regulatory requirements.
- Manage all activities in a manner that prevents pollution and minimizes damage to the natural environment.
- Minimizes waste generation through reduced consumption and increased re-use and recycling.
Specific Departmental Responsibilities
- Responsible for the Assay Laboratory, including but not limited to: Managing and directing daily activities; Optimizing the operational aspects; and Developing, managing, and analyzing the budget.
- Develop, manage, train, and lead personnel in the preparation of the mine and mill samples prior to fire assay and digestion, fusing and cupelling samples.
- Conduct studies, research, and develop new analytical product innovations and analytical methods.
- Prepare solutions, models, and reports.
- Create and implement standards.
- Create, implement, and review short-term and long-term plans and projects.
- Develop and maintain quality control process and practices.
- Provide expertise, technical support, troubleshoot problems and implement innovative solutions.
- Provide and evaluate quantitative and qualitative analyses for samples.
- Ensure all safety related activities are completed in accordance with Company policy such as Hazard IDs, pre-start checks, pre-start meetings, and incident reporting as required.
- Maintain a high standard of housekeeping in all work areas.
- Ensure personnel are adequately trained and qualified in relevant operating procedures.
- Develop a culture of high performance and behaviors that are consistent with agreed values.
- Provide feedback on performance.
- Undertake a full inspection of all working areas throughout the shift as required to ensure safe operations.
- Ensure effective handover to cross shift or delegate as required.
- Prepare upgrade criteria for each non-exempt job classification, as well as any needed revisions, for manager’s approval.
- Provide and monitor training opportunities in an objective process; ensure that training opportunities are made available fairly, consistently and in a manner free from discriminatory bias.
Previous education & experience required:
- Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Geology or other related field, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- QA/QC Qualification.
- Current Driver’s License.
- Minimum of 5-10 years’ experience as an Assayer in a gold mine assay lab.
- Experienced with Lab Information Management Systems (LIMS) preferred.
- Knowledgeable in bullion fire assay, fusion fire assay, atomic absorption spectrophotometry, XRF, carbon/sulfur analysis, sample preparation, and Microsoft computer systems.
- Competent at analytical methods used in the Assay Lab.
- Awareness of the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) Act & Regulations.
Should you be interested in this exciting opportunity with a major company please apply to this advert with your up-to-date resume.