ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

Laboratory Analyst

Location CA-BC-North Vancouver
Posted Date 5 days ago(3/14/2018 1:44 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 Geochmistry, North Vancouver

Reports to: ICP-MS Manager, Spectroscopy

Position Type: Casual

Shift: Graveyard

About the Position: The overall responsibility of the laboratory analyst includes independently conducts routine and non-routine analyses of geological samples.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Operate and perform maintenance on AA, ICP-AES or ICP-MS spectroscopy instruments;
  • Identify & correct QC related problems by ensuring the quality of the analytical data meets ALS standards;
  • Evaluate data using instrument software and GEMS;
  • Use Microsoft Excel and Word to create written reports;
  • Prepare sample dilutions, instrument operating solutions and calibration standards;
  • Test and evaluate calibration standards;
  • Ensure all prepared and available samples are accounted for in the lab;
  • Prioritize workloads according to daily stats and turnaround commitments;
  • Follow all SOPs and quality work instructions;
  • Maintain and organize inventory of calibration standards, production logs and equipment records;
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment by following all safety requirements within the Safety Manual and communicate all safety concerns to the Supervisor or Manager.
  • Act as backup to the shift lead hand;
  • 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 filled 20 litre containers (45 lb);
  • Manual dexterity to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Ability to stand for up to a full shift;
  • Ability to sit at a desk and do general office work, which includes periodic sedentary responsibilities;
  • 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:

  • Recognized Diploma or Degree in Science required, with a concentration in Chemistry preferred, or completion of the BC Assayers certification program required;
  • Minimum of 1 year laboratory experience in analytical chemistry, instrumentation or a related field preferred. 

You would also have:

  • Strong analytical and mechanical skills;
  • Quality focused individual;
  • Organized, highly motivated, detail oriented and able to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Ability to effectively handle a high volume of work and time critical issues;
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal);

  • Strong MS Office skills, specifically MS Word, Excel and Outlook


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;

  • 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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