ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

Maintenance Technician

Location CA-BC-North Vancouver
Posted Date 6 days ago(3/13/2018 1:39 PM)
Job ID
# Positions
Facilities & Maintenance


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: Facilities Manager

Position Type: Full-Time

Classification: M4

About the Position: This position will consist primarily of performing repairs and maintenance to the building and property, and the maintenance of mechanical equipment under minimal supervision.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Assist trades and contractors;

  • Assist Facilities Manager or Supervisor with maintenance work as required;

  • Property maintenance including garbage or waste removal and maintaining both indoor and outdoor areas as required;

  • Operate a forklift to remove garbage or waste, and move pallets, etc.;

  • Purchase and transport of building materials and maintenance supplies;

  • Perform maintenance on lab equipment i.e. changing air and water filters, cleaning scrubber nozzles, and greasing bearings;

  • Complete minor unsupervised building repairs such as painting, carpentry, basic plumbing, etc.;

  • Complete unsupervised mechanical work such as change belts, bearings, shafts and basic equipment repairs etc.;

  • Assess and determine project requirements and call in trades or contractors as necessary;

  • Supervise facility and maintenance projects;

  • Determines required supplies and places orders;

  • Maintains all log books and maintenance records/schedules;

  • Acts as back-up supervisor/manager in the facilities supervisor or manager’s absence;

  • 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:

  • Ability to stand for up to a full shift;

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds;
  • Ability to sit at a desk and do general office work, which includes periodic sedentary responsibilities;
  • Extensive walking or movement, bending, kneeling, and working with equipment/machines;

  • Wear issued personal protective equipment (PPE) such as dust masks, gloves, etc., when required;

  • Ability to work in small areas and at various heights;

  • Comfortable in environments with high noise levels;

  • Manual dexterity to perform intricate or repetitive tasks;

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required;

  • Available for emergency on-call basis 24/7.


About You:


The ideal candidate would have:

  • Minimum Power Engineer/Process Operator Fifth Class Certificate;
  • Valid Provincial Class 5 driver’s license with clean driving history (abstract required);

  • 2-3 years’ experience with building/mechanical/equipment repairs and maintenance or completion of relevant formal training (ie. Trade certification) from a technical institution;

  • Forklift certificate or experience will be considered an asset (full training will be provided);

  • Ability to perform small repairs and general maintenance skills;


You would also be:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills;
  • Basic HV/AC knowledge;
  • Basic plumbing knowledge;
  • Aptitude for mechanical and electrical systems;
  • Ability to read technical manuals and follow instructions;
  • Ability to work under pressure and handle multiple tasks;
  • Ability to work to achieve deadlines with strong time management and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a team and with minimal supervision;
  • Demonstrates sound judgment, integrity and ability to problem solve;
  • Safety-oriented;
  • Comfortable operating a computer and doing clerical work.


Looking for further details?

  • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than March 25, 2018;
  • 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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