ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

Electronics Technician

CA-BC-North Vancouver
5 days ago(12/12/2017 12:09 PM)
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ALS provides a broad range of testing and analytical services to a wide variety of end markets and industries around the globe. We continue to remain at the forefront of the testing services industry, building an enviable reputation

Location: ALS Geochemistry, North Vancouver

Reports to: Instrumentation Manager

Position Type: Contract (6 Months)

About the Position: Working as part of Instrumentation Maintenance team, the Electronics Technician is responsible for repairs, maintenance and calibration of all laboratory equipment, and assisting with proprietary device manufacturing. The technician will use correct methods, procedures and adhere to safe laboratory practices and work in accordance with ALS Health and Safety program.



Specific Responsibilities:

  • Perform technical support using diagnostic and service manuals under supervision;

  • Assist with and complete repairs on analytical laboratory equipment;

  • Assist with and complete routine preventive maintenance;

  • Calibration, adjustments, specific measurements and data logging as requested or required by service manuals;

  • Electronic/electrical and mechanical fabrication on custom equipment and tools;

  • Perform checks, repairs or manipulation with supporting systems like cooling, gas supply, pneumatic and hydraulic systems when required;

  • Use correct methods in accordance with the established procedures and schedules while ensuring analytical quality;

  • Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures;

  • Other duties as assigned.


Physical Demands:

  • Manual dexterity to perform intricate and/or repetitive tasks;
  • Wear issued personal protective equipment (PPE) such as dust masks, gloves etc., when required;
  • Ability to stand for a full shift;
  • Ability to sit at a desk and do general office work, which includes periodic sedentary responsibilities;
  • Ability to lift up to 20 pounds;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends;
  • Must be available for emergency on-call basis 24/7.


About You:


The ideal candidate would have:

  • High school graduation required;
  • Post-secondary education in an electronics-related field preferred;
  • 3-5 years of experience in the electronics or electronics technology-related field;
  • An aptitude for mechanical and electrical systems;

  • Ability to read technical manuals and schematics;

  • Ability to follow through and complete assigned duties according to deadlines;

  • Excellent command of the English language, strong verbal and written communication skills;

  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills;

  • Experience in designing, installing, testing, and troubleshooting electrical systems;

  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills;

  • Strong time management and organizational skills;

  • Self-starter, must be proactive and possess ability to work independently;

  • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook;

  • Ability to effectively handle escalations and time critical issues;

  • Safety oriented;


Looking for further details?

  • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than December 10, 2017;
  • We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted;

  • For the employee referral bonus program, this position is eligible for a Level A bonus award.



ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee are both recognized and valued. We therefore encourage applications from all individuals; particularly women, First nations, people with disabilities and visible minorities.


ALS also welcomes applications from people with all levels of ability. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.



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