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Assay Technician

Full Time
6 days ago
40.570 to 46.110 per hour
  • Become a valuable addition to Centerra's Mount Mulligan Mine operations team
  • Boost your career by joining an established organization
  • Receive a competitive hourly wage of $40.57 to $46.11 plus benefits
About Centerra Gold

Headquartered in Toronto, Centerra Gold (TSX: CE) is one of the leading North American gold and copper producers engaged in the operation, exploration, development, and acquisition in Asia, North America, and other markets worldwide.

Centerra’s vision is to build a team-based culture of excellence that responsibly delivers sustainable value and growth. We are committed to the safety, integrity, ethics, and fairness of our operations, promoting the highest standards of ethical business conduct of our employees, officers, and directors. 

For more information, please see our website

About Mount Milligan Mine

Located approximately 155 kilometres northwest of Prince George in central BC, the Mount Milligan Mine is a conventional truck-shovel open-pit copper and gold mine and concentrator with a 60,000 tpd capacity copper flotation processing plant. 

Mount Milligan operates with comfortable camp accommodations equipped with private washrooms, TV, Wi-Fi, an onsite gym, and other recreational activities. Bus transportation to and from site is provided free of charge from several locations within the region. 

Mount Milligan promotes a drug and alcohol-free workplace and has adopted a zero-tolerance policy with respect to alcohol or unauthorized drugs on site.

About the Opportunity

We have an opportunity for a full-time Assay Technician to join our Mount Milligan Mine operations site.

This role operates on a rotation of 7 days on / 7 days off at a 12-hour daily schedule. 

Reporting to the Lab Supervisor, you will be responsible for the safe day-to-day analysis of data required by the Mine and Mill operations. You will assist in procedure development, sample collection, and onsite lab work.  

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring adherence to safe laboratory policies and procedures
  • Collecting & preparing samples for analysis
  • Analyzing and validating data 
  • Calibrating and maintaining instruments
  • Reporting accurate sample analysis results in a timely manner
  • Analyzing daily samples while following all operations and QC SOPs
  • Ensuring that all employees work safely and in accordance with applicable legislation, company policies, standards, and procedures
  • Reporting hazards & incidents in a timely manner, in line with Mount Milligan’s reporting procedures
  • Housekeeping of the work area
About You

To qualify, you will need at least 1-3 years of experience in a similar position, with proven scientific knowledge and competent mineral processing background (preferably gold or copper).

The following will be critical to successfully perform this role:

  • Minimum of 2 years experience in wet assaying and/or fire assaying
  • Post-secondary education in Sciences (Chemistry, Geology, or Assaying) or similar will be highly regarded
  • Assay and mine operations safety practices
  • Computer skills, including Microsoft Office software and LIMS (or similar)
  • Ability to troubleshoot, prioritize tasks, and develop timely and cost-effective solutions
  • Previous experience in instrumentation including but not limited to AAS, ICP, C&S analyzer, and Hg analyzer
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs of weight as part of the daily routine

Lastly, you will join us with a highly collaborative mindset, fostered by integrity, focus, and incredible work ethic. Your excellent written and verbal skills will be essential to your success as a solutions-focused member of the team.

About the Benefits

As a valued member of Centerra's Mount Milligan Mine operations team, you can look forward to a competitive hourly wage of $40.57 to $46.11 based on experience, skills, and qualifications. You'll also gain access to some incredible benefits, including:

  • Tax-free travel allowance commensurate with the distance required for travel
  • Extended group health, dental, vision, and travel insurance
  • Life Insurance, STD, LTD, AD&D
  • Company-sponsored pension with Company match 
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Healthcare Spending Account / Lifestyle Wellness Spending Account
  • Reimbursements on work gear and equipment
  • Annual Incentive Bonus
  • Long-term incentive plan
  • Employee Share Purchase Plan with Company match
  • Parental leave top-up program
  • Professional development within the organization
  • Join a company committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion

This is your chance to be part of an established, industry-leading global organization with incredible room for career growth and personal development.   

If you have the skills necessary to bring success to the role, then we invite you to apply today!

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