ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Laboratory Assistant

    Location CA-AB-Grande Praire
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/14/2018 5:29 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Sample Preparation
  • 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, Grande Prairie, AB

    Reports to: Laboratory Operations Manager

    Position Type: Casual

    About the Position: This position will assist with basic 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:

    • Perform Flash Point analysis, % Moisture, Oil and Grease determination;

    • Set up TCLP extractions;

    • Operate simple lab equipment: pipettes, shakers, soxhlets, centrifuges, analytical balances;

    • Prepare analytical standards and lab reagents;

    • Measure sample mass/volume, add surrogates, perform extractions using common laboratory solvents;

    • Addition of quality control standards such as matrix spike and surrogate solutions;

    • Organize workload to meet Turn Around Times (TAT’s) and hold times;

    • Generate work lists;

    • Retrieve samples from storage (includes some lifting and carrying of soil and water samples);

    • Fill out bench sheets completely and accurately;

    • Assist with sample disposal;

    • Follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) requirements, deviations must be approved by Supervisor or Manager;

    • Adhere to strict QA/QC requirements;

    • 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./14kg on a regular basis and carry for short distances;

    • Ability to sit for long periods of time;

    • 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 up to a full shift;

    • Ability to sit at a desk and do general office work, which includes periodic sedentary responsibilities;

    • 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;

    • 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 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 July 1, 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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