Senior Assayer (BB-CC1DB)

Found in: Neuvoo Bulk CA


Welcome to the Brucejack Mine!

We are Pretivm – a Canadian mining company, headquartered in Vancouver, BC and the proud owner of the Brucejack Gold Mine. Brucejack Mine is a 3,800 tonnes-per-day high-grade gold underground mine located in northwestern British Columbia, approximately 65 kilometres north of Stewart.

As an employer, we are committed to ensuring a safe, comfortable and diverse working environment. We are working closely with our neighbours – the local communities and First Nations - to provide employment.

About the Opportunity:   

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Assayer  to join the Brucejack Mine in Northwestern, British Columbia .

The Senior Assayer position is located at Pretium Exploration Inc.'s "Pretivm" Brucejack Mine and reports to the Chief Assayer or designate.

Job Purpose and Accountability

The Senior Assayer’s primary responsibility is to optimize the operation of the Assay Laboratory. The Senior Assayer oversees and coordinates all laboratory functions and is responsible for the accurate qualitative and quantitative analyses and reporting of samples and implements the laboratory safety program.


Perform following duties, with safety being the number one priority:

  • Provides a platform for strong leadership and workforce empowerment by training and developing Assay Lab employees in all aspects of the lab functions and duties.
  • Directs the processing and testing of ore samples and analyzes results to determine grade, value and mineral properties
  • Develops appropriate industry standard assay procedures and instructional references for assay staff.
  • Able to carry out and implement new analytical methods and familiar with method validation and verification
  • Evaluate and ensure technical accuracy of analytical results within the laboratory internal QC&QC criteria and protocols
  • Oversees sample preparation, fire assay, wet assay, instrumentation, finish process and data approval
  • Performs operation and preventive maintenance of key analytical equipment such as Atomic Absorption Spectrometer (AAS), microbalance, ICP-OES, Carbon and Sulphur Analyzer, and other lab equipment
  • Maintain up-to-date records of relevant documentation required for accreditation in consultation with the Chief Assayer and Database Manager
  • Ensures weekly production targets are met and makes recommendations for improvement when necessary.
  • Determine daily production and provide weekly production summary.
  • Reviews production schedules and turnaround commitments to determine staffing levels based upon sample volumes
  • Research and implement new technology as available to increase effectiveness, efficiency and safety of assay operations
  • Oversee and monitor consumables and supplies to ensure that correct stock levels are maintained
  • Observe established safety regulations and comply with all Pretivm and occupational, mine site and laboratory safety procedures
  • Act in a safe and professional manner, prepare, and conduct daily tool box meetings and carry out routine laboratory safety inspections
  • Other duties as required by the Chief Assayer or designate
  • Qualifications:

    Bachelor's degree/diploma in Chemistry or Chemical Science combined with a minimum of eight to ten (8-10) years’ experience in a gold mine assay lab combined with at least three (3) years of direct supervisory responsibility. BC certified assayer is an asset. A combination of education and experience will be considered.


  • Demonstrated knowledge of workplace safety requirements and procedures
  • Familiar with mining lab operations and gold assay procedures
  • Familiar with Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Excellent data review and approval skills, especially on final data approval
  • Strong QA/QC knowledge and familiar with ISO accreditation
  • Strong expertise/knowledge of mineral processing and extraction
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills
  • Effective organizational, time management and analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills to include data processing and data base management
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