Ore Sample Technician

Job No: 2021112201
Location: Kamloops

Ore Sample Plant Technician

We are currently recruiting Ore Sample Plant Technicians to join our growing team at the Elk Gold Project located between Merritt and Kelowna, BC. We offer a rewarding opportunity to work on a newly permitted gold mine and to build your career with a fast-growing company and a close-knit team that supports your personal and professional development.


  • Positions are ‘Point of Hire’ – offering no LOA or Travel Allowance
  • Preference for applicants to reside in Kamloops, British Columbia


General Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Collecting Ore Sample Information
    • Track and document Ore and Sample Chain of Custody on and off site
    • Track and document Crushing and Ore Sampling, Ore Assays and Ore Shipments
  • Accurately complete MS Office reports, maintenance logs and other documentation as required
  • Ensure all relevant information is collected and documented
  • Delivery of samples to the Lab
  • Assist with running the sample plant
  • Communicate with co-workers
  • Oblige to Health and Safety Procedures and Processes
  • Follow equipment maintenance schedule and advise if repair is required
  • Perform other related tasks as needed



  • Fluent in English
  • Class 5 Drivers License
  • Mechanical Aptitude and ability to work with Crushing and sampling equipment
  • Some previous administrational experience OR completion of a college program in related field
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
  • Must possess initiative, be a self-starter and have a high attention to detail
  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions and handling up to 50lbs
  • Ability to work in an environment with tight and often unpredictable and/or conflicting deadlines
  • Excellent writing, communication, organizational, prioritization and time-management skills
  • Ability to work with general equipment such as desktops, fax machines, photocopiers, scanners, video conferencing and telephone systems
  • Ability to travel to and from mine site and lab (Kamloops) daily
  • Strict attention and compliance with equipment cleanliness, maintenance and completing logs


What we offer you:

  • Long-term employment and Competitive Wage in line with your expertise
  • Company pick-up and fuel to deliver ore samples during shifts


Location: Depending on hire date and needs of the business within the Thompson-Nicola region of British Columbia


Nhwelmen-Lake Limited Partnership is a 51% Nlaka’pamux owned entity and a Certified Aboriginal Business by the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business.


Lake Excavating Ltd. is one of Western Canada’s largest and most respected earthworks and infrastructure contractors with over 55 years experience in earthworks, road construction, underground and surface works, delivering projects of all sizes for clients in a variety of industries. Our team of experienced professionals, combined with our fleet of over 100 pieces of heavy-duty equipment, gives us the unique in-house capacity to meet all our customer needs for residential, commercial, and large industrial applications alike.


Thank you for your interest in Lake Excavating Ltd. and the Nhwelmen-Lake Limited Partnership.

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