Laboratory Specialist

November 18 2021
Industries Architecture, Engineering and related
Categories Engineering, General Labor, Warehouse, Health, Medical, Laboratory, Diagnostics, Medical Imaging, Trades, Technicians, Construction
Toronto, ON

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Job title: Laboratory Specialist

Type of position: Regular

Work location: Toronto

BBA is seeking a Laboratory Specialist to operate testwork at BBA’s Metallurgical Laboratory in Hamilton, Ontario.

Our ideal candidate has 2 to 7 years’ work experience as a Laboratory Specialist or Lab Technologist or Lab Technician in the Canadian mining sector and post-secondary education (Bachelor of Science or Engineering Technology Diploma). Applicants with metallurgical mineral processing experience including progressive experience in an analytical laboratory will have hiring priority.

Responsibilities include:

  • Fully dedicated operation of the BBA Metallurgical Laboratory
  • Perform sample, reagent and calibration preparation as directed
  • Calibrate, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and conduct routine maintenance on all assigned instruments
  • Conduct testwork
  • Compile, verify and validate accurate data records
  • Meet quality assurance and turnaround specifications
  • Follow all Quality Control and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Process test data in excel, reviewing data for completeness and accuracy, adjusting and customizing formulas and graphs as needed
  • Identify test errors or equipment operational issues and liaise with team members to implement corrective measures
  • Report results by summarizing findings in MS Word
  • Obtain quotations on consumables and equipment
  • Complete program administration documents based on templates with direction including proposal drafts, procedure updates, presentations, requisitions
  • Maintain sample inventory and test result database in Excel
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Committed to the firm's success
  • Ability to work safely with reagents
  • Comfortable dealing with new problems and using available resources to solve problems
  • Eager to learn quickly and accept new challenges
  • Ability to work in a positive manner in a fast paced environment
  • Action-oriented
  • Ability to make quality decisions
  • Thrives in a independant environment


  • Technical Diploma or degree in engineering or science related field
  • 2 to 6 years industry experience
  • Strong Asset : 1-3+ years laboratory experience
  • Able to operate, troubleshoot and maintain analytical instruments
  • Intermediate Computer Skills (excel, word, outlook)
  • In possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Can lift heavy objects
  • Experience using manual tools (wrench, screwdrivers, etc.)
  • Strong Asset : Can read P&ID’s
  • Available periodically for extended hours

BBA is committed to promoting diversity and employment equity. We thank you for your interest in our firm. Please note that only those candidates selected will be contacted.

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