ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

Laboratory Analyst (Internal)

Location CA-BC-Burnaby
Posted Date 5 days ago(3/14/2018 12:36 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 Environmental, Burnaby

Reports to: Extractions Supervisor, Trace Organics

Position Type: Full-Time

Classification: AN1

About the Position: Working as part of the Micro/Biologicals team in the Water Quality Department, the laboratory analyst is responsible for all aspects of laboratory analysis including production, time management, quality control and turnaround time.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of samples in the Micro/Biologicals Team following documented specific methods and/or procedures (includes Microbiology analyses as well as chemistry tests);
  • Perform instrument/equipment calibration and basic maintenance as required;
  • Carry out all required work scheduling and planning activities;
  • Prepare all required reagents, standards, reference materials, etc.;
  • Carry out all required record-keeping & documentation (i.e. calculations, data review, data entry, archival, etc. including the use of ALSTools and LIMS;
  • Communicate with the Client Services staff as required;
  • Perform all required quality control procedures;
  • Deliver accurate results to our clients in a timely manner;
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and adhere to strict QA/QC requirements;

  • 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 lift up to 30 lbs./14 kg on a regular basis and carry for short distances;
  • Ability to sit or stand for a full shift;
  • 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 sit at a desk and do general office work, which includes periodic sedentary responsibilities.
  • You may be exposed to unpleasant fumes;

  • Please note that ALS operates 24/7 and will require day, afternoon, and graveyard shift work including weekends.


About You:


The ideal candidate would have:

  • Completion of B.Sc. or Technical Diploma in Chemistry or a related discipline (required);
  • Previous Lab experience (preferred);


You would also be:

  • Intermediate English communication skills (auditory, verbal, written, and reading) as required;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) at an intermediate level;
  • Accurate and efficient data entry skills;
  • Capability to perform repetitive tasks correctly in a fast-paced environment;
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to meet strict deadlines such as Turnaround Times (TAT) and holding requirements;
  • Analytical and process oriented skills with the ability to critically think in ambiguous situations;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • A strong work ethic and willingness to take on varied tasks as required;
  • A commitment to excellence and a client-focused attitude. 

Looking for further details?

  • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than March 20, 2018;
  • We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted;




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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