ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Branch Manager

    Location CA-QC-Lebel-sur-Quévillon
    Posted Date 7 days ago(4/12/2018 1:47 PM)
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  • Overview

    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, Lebel-Sur-Quevillon, Quebec

    Position Type: Full Time

    About the Position: This position is responsible for the overall management of the branch and personnel for sample preparation facilities in Lebel-Sur-Quevillon, Quebec.


    Specific Responsibilities:



    Responsible for managing the sample preparation labs in Lebel-Sur-Quevillon including but not limited to:

    • Productivity levels;
    • Ensure accurate and timely data entry and work order write-up;
    • Coordinate the logistics of sample pickup;
    • Ensure sample storage and sample shipping is effectively managed;
    • Ensure all quality control procedures are being followed;
    • Perform monthly production and safety meeting;
    • Coordinate equipment repairs and maintenance as well maintain the equipment logs;
    • Communicate and enforce ALS Group safety, health and environment policies;
    • Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures;
    • Other duties as assigned by the Director.


    • Ensure all financial targets are met and/or exceeded including: ROS, EBIT, Net Revenues and TEC;
    • Oversee and monitor costs and production levels to ensure the business stays within budget.


    • In conjunction with our Human Resources team you will be involved in employee interviews, recruiting and training staff as required;
    • Schedules shifts and manages time keeping for staff;
    • Prepares and delivers performance reviews, actively manages staff including addressing performance issues as per ALS Group policies;
    • Maintains employee files;
    • Communicates and enforces ALS Group employment policies and procedures;
    • Communicates and enforces ALS Group safety, health and environment policies.


    •  Responsible for resolving quality issues;
    • Maintains all quality documentation and records;
    • Ensures all routine quality checks are performed and reported;
    • Responsible for resolving quality issues in conjunction with the QA Department;
    • Participates in and follows-up on quality audits;
    • Use correct methods in accordance with the established procedures and schedules while ensuring analytical quality.



    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to regularly lift 10 – 20 pounds;
    • Ability to sit at a desk and do general office work, which includes periodic sedentary responsibilities;
    • Ability to stand for a full shift
    • Ability to work in dusty environment;
    • Ability to travel on occasion for training and other business related activities;
    • Please note that ALS Geochemistry operates 24/7 and will require day, afternoon, and graveyard shift work including weekends.


    About You:


    The ideal candidate would have:

    • Minimum of 3 years of Management and/or Supervisory experience in a production or manufacturing type facility;

    • Post-Secondary Education (Diploma or Degree in Geological or Chemical Sciences preferred);
    • Previous experience in the Mining industry, Minerals analysis, geology industries preferred;
    • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel;
    • Previous experience in laboratory or geological preparation facility an asset.

    You would also be:

    • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral;
    • Excellent French communication skills, both written and oral;
    • Proven ability to improve efficiencies and meet production schedules;
    • Ability to lead and motivate a team;
    • Understanding of Health & Safety Standards;
    • Understanding of production SOP’s;
    • Strong customer service focus, interpersonal and organizational abilities;
    • Demonstrated judgment, integrity and ability to problem solve;
    • Ability to effectively handle escalations and time critical issues;
    • Ability to effectively manage change in a dynamic working environment;
    • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines;
    • Strong quality service attitude and approach;
    • Sound decision making skills;
    • Enthusiasm and motivation;
    • Results-focused approach.


    Looking for further details?

    • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than April 19, 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 C 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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