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Sampling Preparator


Job Title: Purpose of the position:

Sampling Preparator Accomplish laboratory works that aim at gathering

operational data and determining benefits from OPP

Reporting relationship: Location : Ambatovy Mine Site, Moramanga

Special requirements :
- Reporting to: Chemist
- Direct Reports:
- Dotted-line relationships:
- External:

Job context

Reporting to the Chemist, the Sample Preparer executes laboratory works from solid, slurry and liquid
sampling, in order to obtain operational data, following established procedures such as screening, solid
specific density measuring, moisture measuring, sedimentation test and viscosity measuring. The
incumbent works closely with the Ore Processing Engineer to control OPP feeds and to improve OPP
performance. He/she ensures OPP sampling quality control, works effectively and safely. He/she takes an
active part to achieve or exceed OPP operational objectives to produce high quality slurry at minimal cost.

Main Accountabilities
Responsibilities Activities / frequency

1. Collect operational data 1.1. Follow all instructions from the Chemist or from Supervisors,
1.2. Prepare samples for chemical analysis or other works at the
1.3. Execute laboratory works with samples in compliance with
enforced procedures and supervisors instructions, such as
screening, solid specific density measuring, moisture
measuring, sedimentation test and viscosity measuring,
1.4. Work in an autonomous, effective and safe way,
1.5. Collaborate with the ore processing Engineer, to accomplish
works and sample collections,
1.6. Accomplish associated calculations and present results within
concise reports.

2. Control sampling quality 2.1. Execute quality control program with OPP sampling,
2.2. Ensure that tasks assigned are achieved in strict
implementation of safety measures designed to protect
employees, equipment and environment,
2.3. Maintain work place in order, clean and safe,
2.4. Actively participate in work and safety meetings as well as in
Sampling Preparator

training sessions when required,

2.5. Identify and communicate to hierarchy opportunities to
improve operations,
2.6. Implement and respect all norms, regulations, standards, codes
and laws enforced in Ambatovy and in Madagascar,
2.7. Accomplish any other tasks the hierarchy may ask.

Non exhaustive and modifiable list

Impact of the position (critical factor)

Position Profile

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Requirements (Skills, Experience and Qualifications)

Skills: technical, managerial, organizational

Able to work with minimum of supervision,
Knowledge of French (oral and written),
Able to write concise reports
Proficiency with computing tools

Experience: level, field, duration

Minimum 2 years experience in an industry.

Qualifications : Education, Additional Training(s)

Holder of a Higher Technician Degree

Behavior and attitude: required Qualifications, experience , behavior: desired

Disciplined, methodical, rigorous
Excellent time management skills Developed sense for health and safety at work as well
Excellent professional ethics, regular as for environment preservation
Strongly willing and able to learn Focused on continuous improvement
Excellent communication skills Knowledge of English (written and oral)
Able to interact and work within a team
Good time management skills
Available to work on shift for 12 hours
Able to promote safe work habits and
behaviors in conformity with safety at work.