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Activation Laboratories Ltd.
41 Bittern St, Ancaster, ON
$20–$25 an hour - Temporary, Full-time, Fixed term contract


41 Bittern St, Ancaster, ON

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  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care

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What you Bring to the Team:

  • High School Diploma
  • 1 year experience or formal training with machining equipment
  • Good communication and listening skills
  • Common sense

Day-to-Day Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Machine samples consistent with defined standard tolerances for specified mechanical tests using the following equipment: manual lathe, manual milling machine, tensilkut milling machine, manual grinder, manual broaching machine, drill press, a horizontal metal cutting saw, vertical metal cutting saw, hand grinder, and other hand tools as necessary to perform the task.
  • Prepare samples daily for chemical analysis using the following equipment: cutting samples in the vertical or horizontal metal cutting saw, drill press to get drilling chips for testing, milling machines to get chips for testing, hand cutters to cut the sample, and other tools necessary to perform the task.
  • Be prepared to machine, polish, and mount samples and prepare samples for micro-structural analysis.
  • Maintain all the equipment in the machine shop, and maintain the Instron Tensile Test Machine
  • Responsible for housekeeping in and around the machine shop
  • Build test fixtures as necessary, and install those test fixtures on the Instron Tensile Test Machine to perform mechanical tests
  • Perform mechanical tensile tests every day on the Instron Tensile Testing Machine
  • Ensure compliance with all safety requirements and procedures, and committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace
  • Committed to 100% Quality
  • Committed to work to Just- In-Time customer constraints.
  • Any other tasks as determined by Lab Manager/Process Owner

Additional Information:

  • We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.
  • We celebrate diversity and are committed to an inclusive workplace environment for all employees. Actlabs is proud to be an equal opportunity work environment.

The Role:

This position will be working within the Materials Testing department. In this role, you will be utilizing several tools to prepare and test samples provided by clients.

Who Are We?

A global company with a local presence. Actlabs is a leading Canadian privately-owned analytical laboratory services provider with over 30 years of experience. We offer a wide range of analytical services to many industries across the globe including mining and mineral exploration, agriculture, cannabis, environmental, occupational health, forensics, life sciences, manufacturing, and petroleum.

We’re investing for the future, implementing innovative strategies to allow us to continually strengthen and lead in the industries that we serve. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to join an established and growing company. At Actlabs, we are committed to rewarding and retaining people who are passionate about making a positive impact in their professional and personal lives.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 6 months

Pay: $20.00-$25.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Life insurance
  • On-site parking
  • Vision care


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2024-07-05