Chemical Technician I

Marana , AZ , US
Jun 18, 2022
Jul 18, 2022
Full Time

Under direction of the Chemist, responsible for generating routine assay data at the Silver Bell laboratory in support of exploration, mining, leaching, SXEW process and cathode production.

  • Exhibit 100% dedication to safe work practices 100% of the time in the laboratory.
  • Help ensure environmental compliance in the Laboratory.
  • Be able to effectively multitask in a high-workload, fast-paced lab environment.
  • Plan and control analytical work to effectively utilize resources with minimum or no direction.
  • Effectively and efficiently manage and report data.
  • Complete sample analysis by means of Flame Atomic Absorption, wet chemistry, ICP, LECO Sulfur analyzer and DC ARC spectrometer.
  • Organize, weigh, digest, dilute, and assay blast hole samples as required for total copper determination.
  • Identify parts, material, supplies and equipment required to ensure continuous operation.
  • Interface with samplers to ensure prompt and accurate sample preparation.
  • Assist as directed with analysis of blast hole samples for sequential acid soluble/cyanide soluble copper determination.
  • Provide technical support to the Silver Bell staff and other departments as needed.
  • Handle laboratory cleanup, and routine reagent preparation as needed/directed.
  • Maintain required training in environmental, and health/safety awareness.
  • Ensure all MSHA requirements are met and help review and update all laboratory safety procedures as required.

  • Technical knowledge of mining, leaching, solvent extraction and electrowinning processes highly desirable.
  • Competent in routine laboratory techniques and common laboratory equipment used for blast hole analysis, and aqueous SXEW sample analyses highly desirable.
  • Must have experience operating and maintaining flame AA (or ICP) instrumentation.
  • Preferable to have experience using LECO sulfur analyzer experience.
  • Familiarity with common sample preparation techniques used in support of mining operations highly desirable.
  • Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills with employees, other supervisors and managers.
  • Must have excellent computer skills.
  • Must have valid driver's license.

  • Experience with general laboratory techniques and AA required.

A core value of ASARCO LLC is "Safety First." The Company is committed to help employees continuously improve their efforts to work in the most safe, inclusive, socially and environmentally responsible manner practicable. Employee safety and health, both on and off the job, are critically important to the Company. Therefore, ASARCO LLC requires employees to have and effectively demonstrate good working knowledge of modern safety systems. Each employee will take prime responsibility for ensuring that s/he works within all required safety procedures and processes.

ASARCO LLC provides equal opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, military status, familial status, or any other characteristic(s) protected by local, state or federal law(s).

Candidates must possess a current and valid driver's license. Offers of employment are contingent upon a successful criminal background check and pre-employment physical including a drug screen.

ASARCO LLC offers an excellent low-cost benefits package for medical/prescription/ dental/vision, disability coverage, life insurance and other optional coverage and 401(k) plan with company match.