Company Description

Paterson & Cooke was founded as an engineering consultancy in 1991 specializing in slurry pipeline and mine backfilling consulting services to the South African mining industry. More than three decades later, the founding vision of providing the most sought-after specialist consulting engineering services to the mining industry holds true. Our expertise has grown to include slurry pipeline systems, tailings and mine waste technology, mine backfill, offshore engineering, mineral processing, and laboratory test work capabilities.

Our reputation as global leaders in this industry is directly attributed to the work of our diverse team of world class engineers and specialists operating out of offices in Australia, Canada, Chile, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and USA.

Job Description

The successful applicant will work on-site in the laboratory at Paterson & Cooke’s Golden, CO office. In-house training will be provided. Occasional travel may be necessary (<10% of time).

The work will entail the following:

Tasks & Responsibilities:
  • At P&C, safety is paramount. Adhere to and implement rigorous safety requirements
  • Sample management (sample receipt, splitting, tracking, disposal or return)
  • Metallurgical test work, including: particle size analysis, thickening, filtration, and rheology test work for mine tailings samples
  • Data entry and analysis
  • Writing test work reports
  • Organize shipping and deliveries
  • Maintain inventory of supplies; update as needed
  • Ordering of spare parts and supplies as needed
  • Miscellaneous laboratory errands including pickup/delivery of supplies, samples, and chemicals
  • Complete test work with a high level of care. Test work drives high-cost engineering decisions
  • Cradle to grave workflow
  • Maintain laboratory space and keep equipment clean, organized, and in working order
  • Forklift training and license will be provided
Requirements & Competencies:
  • Undergraduate degree in a STEM field
  • Experience working in a lab setting
  • Competency with Microsoft Office suite, mainly Word and Excel
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle for running errands (mileage to be reimbursed)
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Able and willing to travel locally and internationally
Personal Characteristics
  • Adaptable and eager to learn
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Able to work independently and contribute as a team member
  • Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Attention to detail
  • Commitment to excellence

Other Important Details

Work Schedule:

9 hour days (Monday-Thursday), 8 hour days (Fridays). Approximately every other Friday off (some may be moved around to add days around holiday breaks). Hours are somewhat flexible but employees are expected to be on site from 8am to 12pm; 1pm to 4pm.

Salary Range & Benefits:
  • Pay Range:  $45,000 - $65,000
  • Health Insurance
  • Company Retirement Plan
  • Paid Time Off  (Vacation & Sick)

Application Instructions

Please send the following to:

Subject Line: Laboratory Technician Position

  • Resume with list of references
  • A covering letter explaining why you are the right candidate for the job.