ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Laboratory Assistant

    Location CA-BC-Burnaby
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/14/2018 11:49 AM)
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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 Environmental, Burnaby

    Reports to: Supervisor or Team Lead

    About the Position

    The Laboratory Assistant 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 clients.


    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Assisting the instruments team in preparing samples including pouring, diluting, leaching and digesting samples following specific methods and/or procedures:

    • Prepare all required reagents, standards, reference materials, etc.;

    • Carry out all required data processing (i.e. calculations, data review, data entry, archival, etc.);

    • Carry out all required record keeping and documentation;

    • Communicate with the Client Services staff as required;

    • Perform all required quality control procedures;

    • Conduct work following all required safety protocols;

    • Deliver accurate results to our clients in a timely manner;

    • Technical decision making for non-routine, complex analyses or matrices;

    • 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;

    • Wear issued personal protective equipment (PPE) such as dust masks, gloves etc., when required;

    • Manual dexterity to perform intricate and/or 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;

    • You may be exposed to unpleasant fumes;

    • 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:

    • Completion of high school diploma or equivalent required;

    • Knowledge from high school chemistry courses is preferred;

    • Previous lab experience would be an asset;

    • Knowledge from high school science courses and/or basic laboratory safety is an asset.

    You would also have:

    • Good English communication skills required (auditory, verbal, written, and reading);
    • Basic user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and 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;
    • Commitment to excellence and a client-focused attitude.


    Looking for further details?

    • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than June 28, 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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