Lab Manager/Chief Chemist

Flin Flon, MB, (View Map)
  • Company
    Hudbay Minerals Inc.
  • Job Type
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  • Accountable for maintaining the highest level of lab standards.  Ensures the lab continues to meet all quality objectives.  Regularly reviews and updates procedures and work instructions so that they accurately reflect work being done in the lab.  Creates new policies and procedures if required.  Leads the lab’s participation in round robin testing within a network of labs to monitor ongoing quality of test results.  Responsible for ensuring a steady supply of standard samples for lab testings.  Commissions the creation of new standard samples when required.  Reviews results of monitoring systems regularly and intervenes as required.  Provides guidance to staff in the lab and gives direction as required.  Develops relationships with key technical personnel as appropriate.  Engages in mentoring and training of subordinate technical staff.  Discuss different solutions to problems with other technical staff.  Resolve any arising technical issues with staff.
  • Prepares the budget for a the lab.  Identifies and makes recommendations on any capital improvements required.  Researches possible solutions and prepares justifications. Reviews all suppliers to the lab and makes recommendations on selection.
  • Responsible for the final agreements on assay exchanges.  Compares buyer and seller calculations and brokers a final settlement, within the bounds of the contract.
  • Liaises with internal lab customers.  Answers inquiries related to the more than 80,000 data points and 160 processes and procedures.
  • Other duties as required.
    • 10-15 years supervisory experience
    • College diploma or degree in Science or Business
    • Experience budgeting
    • Strong understanding of laboratory control processes
    • Understanding of the elements and their chemical properties
    • Analytical skills
    • Knowledge of ISO programs and procedures
    • Supervisory training
    • Understanding of statistics, particularly confidence intervals
    • Understanding of plant processes (gold plant)
    • Exceptional communication skills

      Hudbay Minerals Inc.
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