Fire Assay Instrumentation Technician

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Date: Nov 8, 2022

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA

Company: Bureau Veritas

Bureau Veritas is looking for a Fire Assay Instrumentation Technician.


Shift type: Graveyard (11:00 pm - 7:00 am)

Pay rate: $20.51 per hour + Shift pay premium

Shift pay premium of $3.50 per hour

Location: 9050 Shaughnessy Street, Vancouver, BC V6P 6E5


Reporting to the Fire Assay Spectroscopy Manager, the Fire Assay Instrumentation Technician will perform duties related to the analysis of client samples by ICP-ES, ICP-MS, AAS and/or Gravimetric.


As a Fire Assay Instrumentation Technician, your responsibilities are:


  • Digest samples according to written procedure and prepare solutions for instrument runs. 
  • Operate analytical instruments (ICP-ES, ICP-MS, AAS and Gravimetric) to ensure fast and accurate processing of incoming samples in priority sequence. 
  • Compile, review and interpret analytical results.
  • Perform and document quality checks at all stages of sample handling, halting production where necessary by Hold card and written Nonconformity Report to the supervisor. 
  • Operate, maintain and ensure calibration records are kept for instrument according to written instruction. 
  • Responsible for overall maintenance of analytical instruments to generate the highest quality results, short term and long term.  
  • Comply with occupational health and safety legislation, BV Group Policies and Procedures, Upstream Minerals Management System Policies and Procedures and ISO standards applicable to the position.
  • Other duties or tasks as assigned from time to time.


You are an ideal Fire Assay Instrumentation Technician if you have:


  • Minimum BSc or technical diploma with relevant experience in similar laboratory environment.
  • Experience in operating analytical instruments preferred – training will be provided.
  • Familiarity with WHMIS.
  • Strong communication skills - verbal and written.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization and time management skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.