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
Position Type: Casual
About the Position: This position 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.
Process samples in a timely manner, to meet client Turnaround Times (TAT) and holding requirements;
Responsibility for Solids tests following documented specific methods and/or procedures
Assist with the calibration, routine maintenance, and troubleshooting of basic lab instruments;
Clean glassware and laboratory equipment;
Monitor and restock laboratory consumables/chemicals;
Sample shelving, archiving, and disposal;
Prepare reagents, standards, and reference materials;
Perform all required record-keeping and documentation;
Monitor controlled equipment;
Operate and maintain simple laboratory equipment;
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.
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.
The ideal candidate would have:
Completion of high school diploma or equivalent (required);
Some previous experience working in a fast-paced, production, and/or preparation environment (asset);
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 also have:
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We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted;
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.