ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • General Assistant

    Location CA-ON-Thunder Bay
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(5/11/2018 9:52 AM)
    Job ID
    2018-5571
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Warehouse/S&R
  • 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 Environmental, Thunder Bay

    Reports to: Laboratory Manager

    Position Type: Casual

    Classification: GA1

    About the Position: This position will support the sample flow process, as well as assist in the preparation and shipping of sampling supplies. 

     

    Responsibilities

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Prepare bottle orders and sample preservatives for packing and shipping;
    • Package and ship samples using appropriate couriers and procedures;
    • Organize, prioritize, and track orders;
    • Reviews and double checks bottle orders prepared by others for errors;
    • Receive supplies and distribute to appropriate department;
    • Process Return shipments for laboratory supplies;
    • Take weekly stock counts;
    • Maintain inventory control of sample bottles and general lab and shipping supplies;
    • Deliver late shipments to couriers and others as required;
    • Deliver/pickup of shipments, as required;
    • Traces lost/late shipments and/or customer claims of lost shipments; initiates proof of delivery documents;
    • Provide excellent customer service to clients and couriers;
    • Clean and pick up coolers from Sample Login;
    • Maintain a clean work area;
    • Sort and disposal of samples;
    • Basic building maintenance;
    • Cross-train with Sample Login and log samples in as required;
    • Provide general assistance as required;
    • Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures;
    • Other duties as assigned. 

    Qualifications

    Physical Demands:

    • 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 stand for a full shift;
    • Ability to sit at a desk and do general office work, which includes periodic sedentary responsibilities;
    • You may be exposed to unpleasant odours;

     

    About You:

     

    The ideal candidate would have/be:

    • Intermediate English communication skills (auditory, verbal, writing, and reading) as required;
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) on a basic level;
    • Ability 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;
    • 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.

     

     

    You would also have:

    • High School graduation required with some chemistry preferred;
    • Valid Provincial Class 5 driver’s license with clean driving history (abstract required);
    • Some lab experience would be an asset.

     

    Looking for further details?

    • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than May 27, 2018;
    • We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted;

      

    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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