ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Laboratory Assistant

    Location CA-ON-Burlington
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/9/2018 12:17 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-5819
    # Positions
    3
    Category
    Laboratory
  • 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, Burlington

    Position Type: Casual   

    Shift:  Afternoon or Day Shift including rotating weekends

    Classification: LA2

    About the Position: Reporting to the Organic Prep Supervisor, the Lab Assistant is responsible for preparing environmental samples for extraction including maintaining adequate production, quality control and turnaround times.

    Responsibilities

    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Conduct preparation of samples following documented specific methods;
    • Perform required sample processing (e.g. screening, homogenization, sub-sampling, etc.);
    • Prepare all required reagents etc.;
    • Maintaining clean workspace (ie. Glassware, waste disposal, sample organization and distribution);
    • Carry out all required record-keeping & documentation;
    • Perform all required quality control procedures;
    • 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.

    Qualifications

    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;
    • You will be exposed to unpleasant odours;
    • Wear issued personal protective equipment (PPE) such as dust masks, gloves etc., when required.
    • Please note that ALS operates 24/7 and may require day, afternoon, and graveyard shift work including weekends.

     

    About You:

     

    The ideal candidate would have:

    • Completion of High School Diploma;
    • Post-secondary diploma/degree in chemistry or related field an asset.

    You would also be:

    • Capable of working with minimal supervision;
    • Well organised, and able to work independently as well as part of a team;
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment;
    • Strong attention to detail;
    • Excellent communication skills with the ability to understand and carry out detailed instructions;
    • Intermediate experience with Excel and Microsoft Word would be an asset.

     

     

    Looking for further details?

    • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than July 22, 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 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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