ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

Laboratory Assistant

Location CA-MB-Winnipeg
Posted Date 5 days ago(3/14/2018 1:32 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, Winnipeg

Reports to: Chemistry Manager

Position Type: 8 Month Term in Inorganics or Organics

Classification: LA2    Hourly Rate: $14.35 April 1, 2018

Shift: 37.5 hours per week- Day Shift, Afternoon Shift & including weekends

About the Position:

The Laboratory Assistant 2 will assist with routine laboratory functions, such as preparing client samples for analysis and routine lab maintenance. You will be working independently and in a team environment, with an emphasis on providing quality and efficient service to internal clients.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Process samples in a timely manner, to meet client Turnaround Times (TAT) and holding requirements;

  • Sample Preparation;
  • Sample Weighing, filtering and dispensing;
  • Archive and disposal of samples;
  • Glassware, bottle and material preparation;
  • Complete basic extractions, digestions, clean-ups;
  • Perform general archiving, Clean-up and washing of materials;
  • Review work lists, data entry, log registry;
  • Interpretation of lab info in LIMs;
  • Performs basic analytical methods;
  • Assist with calibration of basic instrumentation;
  • Assist with training;
  • Responsible for generating work lists and data entry;
  • Review and provide input for SOP's;
  • Preform general routine operation of basic equipment;
  • Assist with the preparation of standards, stocks and materials;

  • 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;
  • You may be exposed to unpleasant odours;
  • Manual dexterity to perform intricate and/or repetitive tasks.


About You:


The ideal candidate would have:

  • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent;

  • Some experience working in a fast-paced, production, and/or preparation environment;
  • Knowledge from high school science courses and/or basic laboratory safety is an asset;
  • Experience working with chemicals or in a laboratory setting (ex. school) is an asset, but not required.

You would also have:

  • Good English communication skills required (auditory, verbal, written, and reading);
  • Basic user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), with basic computer skills;
  • Accurate and efficient data entry skill is an asset;
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks accurately in a fast-paced environment;
  • Well organized, with the ability to meet strict deadlines;
  • Analytical and process oriented, with the ability to critically think in ambiguous situations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to take on varied tasks as required.



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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