Laboratory Technician (Fire Assay)ID:54667

4,000 MYR ~ 6,000 MYRJohor Bahru17 days ago


  • Salary

    4,000 MYR ~ 6,000 MYR

  • Industry

    Manufacturing(Chemicals/Materials), Manufacturing(Other)

  • Job Description

    - Assist with the day-to-day running of the laboratory for precious metals testing.
    - Receive and label all samples brought into the lab for accountability.
    - Prepare samples from drying, crushing, splitting and pulverising.
    - Mix fluxing reagents and load samples in furnace for the fire assay.
    - Mix reagents for acid digestions.
    - Perform fire assay techniques such as fluxing, fusing and cupellation of samples in correct numerical order.
    - Perform smelting and sample extraction of precious metals as and when required
    - Assist with the set-up of laboratory, prepare the SOPs for Fire Assay techniques.
    - Monitor analytical processes and take remedial action where deviations / discrepancies arise impacting on the quality of analytical results.
    - Report any apparatus or equipment which, to your knowledge, is not functioning correctly to the Lab Manager
    - Testing of precious metals scraps through cupellation method (fire assaying).
    - Evaluate, validate, ensure and report technical accuracy of reporting analytical results.
    - Monitor analytical processes and take remedial actions where deviations / discrepancies arise impacting the quality of analytical results.
    - Re-analyse analysis samples when control results are not within the acceptable range.
    - Inspect samples, fusions, lead buttons and prills to ensure the assaying method is correct.
    - Maintain records and accountability of materials (samples and standards) and equipment used.
    - Report any apparatus or equipment which, to your knowledge, is not functioning correctly to the Lab manager
    - Procurement and placement of all consumables, equipment and fixtures.
    - Assist in the general / preventive maintenance of equipment and housekeeping of the laboratory.
    - Maintain and record equipment faults.
    - Troubleshooting of analysis methods.
    - Ensure and maintain work areas and equipment are clean, tidy and organised.
    - Assist with overtime planning in consultation with the Lab Manager.
    - Assist with control and time keeping administration.
    - Maintain productivity and turnaround time.
    - Assist with the application and maintenance of all necessary governmental licenses related to the laboratory. (Eg: DoE, DOSH, BOMBA, Poison Act etc.)
    - Promote and implement workplace safety initiatives
    - Ensure and maintain proper sample disposal of cupels, fire assay lead wastes or water generated as a part of daily work performed in a safe manner and in compliance with the disposal regulations and requirements.
    - React appropriately and immediately to emergency situations and assists other employees in maintaining readiness to respond to emergencies within the workplace.


  • Requirement

    - Minimum Diploma qualification in Chemistry or its related field.
    - At least 3 years’ experience as a Fire Assayer.
    - Demonstrated understanding of the analytical processes in Fire Assay and the analysis process.
    - Knowledge in safe handling of industrial chemicals.

    - Have experience in selecting and setting up of equipment and processes to recover precious metals including gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium is an advantage.
    - Possess experience and the ability to operate ICP / XRF is an advantage.
    - Must be willing to work overtime whenever necessary.

  • English Level


  • Other Language

    Mandarin, English

Additional Information

  • Benefit

    Bonus, insurance coverage, medical coverage, have an opportunity to work in silver and gold manufacturing

  • Working Hour


  • Holiday


  • Job Function