Lab Technician

McEwen Mining


The Gold Bar Mine is located 35 miles northwest of Eureka, Nevada. The property has seen historic mining from 1988 to 1994 by Atlas Precious Metals Inc. McEwen Mining Inc. acquired the property and began active exploration in 2011. The current mine consists of an Open Pit Mining Operation delivering Ore to a Crushed Heap Leach with solution being processed through an ADR Plant and Refinery.
Roles and Responsibilities

The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for the preparation of ore samples and process samples.

Safe and efficient operation of lab operations
Recording and retrieval of sample data
Proper handling of potentially hazardous chemicals
Pre-Op and Post-Ops Inspects to check all components
Set up, Operate, and Maintain standard Lab equipment
Work with minimal supervision
Understand workflow and ADR
Effective communication skills
Perform routine calculations
Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum one (1) year of experience in a mining or commercial laboratory preferred
Experience operating/troubleshooting for AA instruments preferred
Experience with wet laboratory techniques (pipetting, solution preparation, dilutions) preferred
Excellent organizational skills for heavy sample load/high through-put required
Ability to multi-task to monitor several assays at once required
Basic math skills to calculate dilution factors and solution concentrations quickly and accurately required
Exemplary safety and attendance records required
Ability to perform the essential functions of this job required
Ability to work with minimal supervision and prioritize a heavy workload required
Ability to communicate effectively with peers in a team environment preferred
Knowledge of state and federal health and safety regulations required
Familiarity with chemicals and laboratory procedures preferred
Physical Demands

Climbing Ladders/Stairs
Walking over uneven ground
Moderate to Heavy lifting up to 50 lbs.
Bend, stoop kneel, and stand for long periods of time
PPE required
Respirator must be worn to perform specific tasks

Here at McEwen Mining Inc. our employees are what keep our business going. Part of how we keep our employees going are by offering some of the best benefits in the industry. Some of them are outlined below:

Medical, Dental, and Vision
401k with company match
Life Insurance
PTO Accrual

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