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Sample Preparation Technician

Activation Laboratories Ltd
3.0 out of 5
Thunder Bay, ON
From $20 an hour - Full-time


Thunder Bay, ON

Full job description

A global company with a local presence. Actlabs is a Canadian owned company founded in 1987. We are recognized throughout the world as a leader in analytical testing and development services. With over 30 years of experience, our analytical laboratories provide high quality analysis impacting every aspect of our life including: Mining and Mineral Exploration, Agriculture, Cannabis, Environmental, Forensics, Life Sciences, Material Testing, Occupational Health and Petroleum Industries.

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.

General Description – General Labor Position

Sample Preparation Technicians will be working with rocks and preparing them for analysis. These positions are not suitable for those who cannot do periodic lifting throughout the day. Due to safety concerns, contact lenses are not permitted to be worn in the labs at anytime. Strict adherences to safety procedures are required.

Education Required

High School


Full time


  • Crushing and preparing geological/environmental samples for analysis
  • Working with light industrial equipment
  • Lifting of up to 50 pounds
  • Any other task as required

Other Requirements:

  • Attention to detail, quality driven and strong organizational skills
  • Pro-active, reliable and demonstrate common sense
  • Ability to multitask, perform under pressure to achieve turnaround requirement
  • Read, understand and follow guidelines and instructions safely and accurately
  • Familiar with the computer and good communication skills in English
  • Excellent eye-hand co-ordination and manual dexterity
  • Clean-shaven in order to wear PPE
  • Ability to work well independently and with others
  • Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety and Professional Conduct Policies
  • Own transportation required

Additional Information

Benefits Package

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $20.00 per hour


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Night shift
  • Overtime
  • Weekends as needed

Supplemental pay types:

  • Overtime pay

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Thunder Bay, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (preferred)


  • Thunder Bay, ON (preferred)

Work Location: In person