ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

Laboratory Analyst (VOC Instrumentation)

Location CA-ON-Waterloo
Posted Date 5 days ago(3/14/2018 11:47 AM)
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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 Environmental, Waterloo

Reports to: Organics Manager

Position Type: Full Time

Classification: AN2   Shift: Weekend Day Shift (Friday to Monday 10 hour shifts)

About the PositionThis postion will be responsible for organic instrumental analysis, including GC/MS and GC/FID and working with client samples providing analysis for routine Organic chemistry parameters.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Analyse samples for organic chemistry parameters;
  • Organise workload to meet turn-around-times (TAT) and hold times;
  • Ensure the quality of the analytical data meets ALS standards;
  • Adhere to strict QA/QC requirements;
  • Data entry and verification;
  • Perform routine maintenance and ensure that GC/MS and/or GC/FID instrumentation is in good working order;
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new procedures;
  • Assist in other sections of the lab as required;
  • Query a work list of samples, create work groups, data entry and data transfers to LIMS system;
  • Work in accordance with safety procedures and the Occupational Health and Safety Act;
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment;
  • 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:

  • Able to lift up to 30 pounds and carry for short distances;

  • Manual dexterity to perform intricate and/or repetitive tasks;

  • May be exposed to unpleasant odours;

  • Ability to stand for up to a full shift;
  • Please note that ALS operates 24/7 and may require day, afternoon, and graveyard shift work including weekends.


About You:


The ideal candidate would have:

  • Completion of technical diploma or BSc degree in chemistry or related field;
  • 2 or more years of extensive lab experience;
  • Volatile or Semi-Volatile instrumentation or direct experience on alternate instrumentation an asset; 

You would also be:

  • Organized and detail oriented;
  • Highly motivated with a positive attitude and strong work ethic;
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Intermediate experience with Excel and Microsoft Word;
  • Ability to work in a team;
  • Ability to work to deadlines.


Looking for further details?

  • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than March 12, 2018;
  • We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted;

  • Eligible for a Level A Referral Bonus.



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


ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee are both recognized and valued.


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