Fire Assay Cupellation TechnicianThe ideal candidate will be responsible for using their fire assay experience to perform cupellation analysis and deliver results as per ASTM Standards. This candidate should feel comfortable using microbalances, furnaces, and strong acids involved in Precious Metal Laboratories. Fire Assay Technicians performs basic routine and non-routine duties (including troubleshooting, documentation and light maintenance) related to the analysis of sample by fire assay by cupellation.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESSet up and charge cupels set per information provided and training for mixing, including discarding all crucibles that should be discardedEnsure fast and accurate processing of incoming samples in priority sequencePerform and document quality checks at all stages of sample handlingOperate furnace equipment and ensure all required calibration records and maintenance are maintainedComply with all occupational safety regulations, laboratory safety procedures, and requirements of ISO 17025 Quality management system SOPsOther duties as assigned from time to timeObtain all necessary safety related training as required for specific hazards-i.e respirator fit and use, continuing blood lead and health monitoring checks.Use and maintain fit for all required PPE, including PPE specific to Fire Assay hazardsEXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONExperience using heavy equipment is an assetPrior experience as a fire assayer or Bachelor in Chemistry / Engineering DisciplineExperience with Fire Assay according to ASTM, BSI or IS Standards PreferredSKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIESExcellent English, verbal and written (includes ability to document procedural changes as discovered during assigned troubleshooting tasks)Able and willing to work in hot environments wearing PPE specific to Fire Assay hazardsBasic math and data entry skillsStrong organizing and time management skillsStrong interpersonal skillsAble to work independently and as a part of a teamExperience:Technical: 3 years (Preferred)Fire Assay Technical ManagerEXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONBachelor Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering discipline with a minimum of 3+ years working experience in Precious Metal Laboratories as a supervisor following ISO 17025 Guidelines.Master in Chemistry PreferredSKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & RESPONSIBILITIESIt is understood that as an employee you have fiduciary responsibility to the company to perform your duties in a professional and timely manner. This includes the adherence to all company policies.Demonstrate initiative, innovation and resourcefulnessPossess strong analytical abilities and excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-taskDemonstrate leadership qualities, pro-active and quality drivenPossess an understanding of the fire assay process and ability to troubleshootAbility to provide suggestions and act on the next plausible step when problems ariseExhibit strong time management skills and ability to work efficiently under pressure to meet deadlinesAbility to work as a team member, independently and work with minimal supervisionMonitor the performance of laboratory and improve themEstablish effective working relationships and manage conflict constructively/positivelyExcellent interpersonal and communication skills in English; Arabic or Hindi/Urdu are advantageousProficiency in use of Microsoft office applications including WORD, Excel and PowerPointDUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:The following responsibilities may include some or all of the following or any other tasks assigned directly or indirectly.Manage staff and operation of process of weighing samples, fire assay, instrumentation and data reviewOrganize work orders and scheduling work according to priority on a daily basis for all currently active shiftsDaily Management of department: monitor and motivate technicians, safe working conditions and efficiency in department, housekeepingManagement of human resources and applying corrective actions to the fire assay departmentMonitor the staff, ensure results are delivered on time with high quality and according to client requirements, work overtime when required to meet due datesUtilize technical knowledge of fire assay to improve the quality and efficiency of the processProvide guidance and supervision so that SOPs are understood and followedMaintain laboratory equipment/instruments in the Fire Assay area in good working condition and report deficiencies promptlyPerform procedures in the absence of a technician or due to insufficient staffing in order to meet turn-around timeMaintain weekly production recordsEnsure full compliance with the companys Safety, Health & Safety, confidentiality, ISO 17025 and Professional Conduct PoliciesFoster and Maintain a positive environment by ensuring that all employees are treated with respect, grievances are dealt in a timely manner and communication with employees ensures a quality operationExperience:Technical: 5 years (Preferred)Nationality: IndianEmail Id: firstname.lastname@example.org
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