LAB TECHNICIAN
ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE 

Demand for lithium is growing exponentially, fueled by the growing electric vehicle market. Summit Nanotech is an award-winning technology company on the cusp of becoming the global leader in the lithium production space.  Our technology is designed to be efficient, low energy, cost effective, and set the new benchmark for environmental performance. As we transition to a new energy future, the world needs our technology, and we need amazing people to add to our growing, dynamic, and innovative team.

 

We are looking for Laboratory Technicians to work within the lab of our greenfield pilot project located in Antofagasta, Chile. This position will work 3 weeks on – 3 weeks off rotation (flights, accommodations and meals provided). The pilot plant is a 24-hr operation. Shift will be 12hrs – rotating days and nights upon arrival of each shift (3 weeks of days, next shift 3 weeks of nights).

Summit Nanotech takes pride in our inclusive corporate culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, disability, marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation. We value diversity and recognize that experience comes in many forms and skills are transferable. If you feel passionate about this opportunity and believe that you have the skills to excel in this role, please apply to recruiting@summitnanotech.com using the job title as the subject line. 

Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  But keep checking back as we are growing! 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Collect and transport samples from plant location to the lab

  • Prepare and transfer samples to designated drop off locations

  • Ensure samples are properly entered in the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and are available to operations staff in a timely manner

  • Ensure all sample integrity issues are properly documented and reported

  • Understand standard operating procedures for laboratory equipment and methods including routine maintenance, calibrations, and operation. Previous experience operating an ICP-OES is essential

  • Prepare calibration standards, standard reagents, and samples on a routine basis

  • Perform routine and preventative maintenance.

  • Identify potential issues or erroneous data from operating instrumentation and communicate with technical team

  • Work with the on-site technical team (if available) or with the remote team to troubleshoot issues

  • Maintain a clean work area, practice safe work habits, including complying with all safety, health, and environmental protocols

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS

  • 2-3 years of relevant wet lab experience (particularly in the water treatment or analytical services industries)

  • Completion of Laboratory Technician, Laboratory Assistant certificate program from a recognized institution or, BSc. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science.

  • Valid Canadian passport with the ability to work a 3 week on 3 week off rotation schedule

  • Rapid learner and self-motivated contributor who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.

  • Detail focused, well-organized, demonstrates good critical thinking and effective communication 

  • Demonstrate good laboratory analytical skills and practices

  • Experience working with potentially hazardous materials

Interested candidates may apply through recruiting@summitnanotech.com. Only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.  But keep checking back as we are growing!