Manager - Laboratory (Minerals)
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Manager - Laboratory (Minerals)

Posted on 03-Jan-2019 by Activation Laboratories Ltd
Location Nipissing, North Bay

Job Description:

Activation Laboratories Ltd. (Actlabs)was established in 1987 and is one of Canada’s premier service laboratories supporting a vast array of clients. Quality, Innovation and Service are the three words which best describe Activation Laboratories Ltd. (Actlabs) Services are provided in over 90 countries and we have several strategically positioned facilities that support global markets. We are recognized throughout the world as a leader in analytical testing, development services and delivering quality analysis. Actlabs provides contract analytical services covering analysis of geological samples including rock, soil, water and vegetation using the most modern state of the art of technology. Actlabs provides analysis in the geochemical and geo-metallurgical market, material testing, agriculture, forensics, environmental and life sciences.

This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to join an established and growing company.


  • Experience with ISO17025/ISO9001
  • Understanding of Sampling Theory
  • Over 5 years’ experience in a supervisory role
  • 3 years’ experience in Sample Preparation
  • Mechanically Inclined


  • Organize work orders and schedule work according to priority on a daily basis for all currently active shifts, day and afternoon
  • Motivate employees, daily supervision of technicians in the Laboratory
  • Monitor production-Ensure all analysis is produced on time for our customer needs with high quality
  • Knowledge and skill in Sample Preparation according to Quality Control Procedures (QCP)
  • Perform procedures in the absence of a technician, or in the case of insufficient staffing
  • Provide guidance and supervision so that SOP’s are understood and followed
  • Comply with ALL safety procedures including MSDS review for all chemicals used
  • Manage waste disposal to meet municipal requirements
  • Lead meetings to optimize production operations
  • Control Operating Costs
  • Foster 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 operation

Other Requirements

  • possess strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • analytical thinker and problem-solver
  • exhibit strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • proficient in using various types of computer software: Lims, Excel, Word
  • demonstrate motivation, initiative, reliability and common sense
  • quality driven, dynamic and pro-active
  • ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
  • work well under pressure and proven time management skills
  • ability to work well independently and work as a team
  • excellent interpersonal skills
  • knowledge of good laboratory practices and good management practices
  • ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety and Professional Conduct Policies

Actlabs offers a benefits package. Salary commensurate with experience.

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Instructions for Applying:

Please submit a cover letter, resume including the subject title in the first line via e-mail. No Phone Calls Please!

Applicants applying for Canadian job positions must be authorized to work in Canada.

We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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