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Lab Manager- Eriez Flotation’s Lab Service


Lab Manager- Eriez Flotation’s Lab Service

Currently we have an opening for a Lab Manager – Eriez Flotation’s Lab Services to manage all aspects of the Eriez Flotation laboratory to facilitate sales of mineral separation equipment to a world-wide market utilizing technical sales techniques for new and existing projects. Position will include supervision of laboratory staff.

Primary Duties:          

  1. General management of laboratory projects including the scheduling, planning, and execution using best discretion, judgement, and experience. Projects may include both in-house and on-site test programs.
  2. Management of the derivation and practice of SAFE standard laboratory operating procedures.
  3. Supervision and management of direct reports consisting of technicians and chemists.
  4. Development of technical and commercial proposals for mineral separation test work based on customer needs and requirements.
  5. Technical liaison with a broad range of national and international customers and agents to determine the best approach to achieve customer goals.
  6. Determination of preferred flow sheets and treatment techniques.
  7. Spearhead assistance to customers to solve technical problems and recommend innovative solutions.
  8. Continuous improvement to ensure that proposals, test work and reports produced by the metallurgical lab are of high quality.
  9. Reach consensus on approved testing methods and develop standard procedures and guidelines.
  10. Support the sales, engineering and production teams with data and information gained from testing.

Secondary Duties:

  1. Help in preparation of process warranties based on test data or experience.
  2. Increase laboratory revenue by participating and/or giving presentations to customers, conducting technical sales calls, or attending industry-related conferences.
  3. Help research, collect, and report on the ability and capacity of new and existing products for both the company and competing equipment.
  4. Conduct equipment training sessions as required.
  5. Participate and/or manage technical support for equipment start-up at customer sites.
  6. Assist in preparation of technical papers and presentations based on work conducted.
  7. Identify areas of new and existing product improvement.
  8. Travel domestically and internationally as required to fulfill stated duties.
  9. Expand laboratory capabilities and general increase profitability.


  1. Requires an engineering degree with at least 5 years of related engineering experience.
  2. Advance engineering degree an asset.
  3. Must have project management skills and report writing experience.
  4. Eligibility for registration as a P.E. in the local jurisdiction an asset.
  5. Familiar with a variety of field concepts (especially froth flotation), practices, and procedure.
  6. Good understanding of testing principles and approaches.
  7. Well organized with good leadership skills.
  8. Experience in supervising technicians and other hourly personnel.
  9. Outgoing personality with excellent interpersonal skills.
  10. Fluency in English with good verbal and written skills
  11. Ability to communicate in other languages an asset.
  12. Good computer skills and familiarity with programs such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio as well as material-balancing and specialized industry-related software.
  13. Ability to use common sense, good judgment and in-field experience to accomplish goals.
  14. A working understanding of commercial aspects for projects including the ability to review terms & conditions and participate in project contract negotiations.
  15. Ability to work closely with the customer.


Contact Eriez' Human Resources team at hr@eriez.com or 1-814-835-6000.

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