ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • GC-MS Analyst

    Location CA-BC-Burnaby
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/9/2018 2:06 PM)
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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: Organics Instrumentation Supervisor or Team Lead

    Position Type: Casual

    About the Position: The Laboratory Analyst will work independently and as part of a team to accomplish a variety of lab tasks, including analyses, lab maintenance, and generating data.


    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Analysis of volatile parameters using headspace GCMS and/or thermal desorption GCMS. Acquisition and calculations are performed using GCMS Chemstation, Target, and ChromPerfect softwares;

    • Daily tasks will include GC maintenance and basic troubleshooting;

    • Extractions in the lab, as needed;

    • Work-scheduling for a particular instrument or analytical method – includes the use of Webview;

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

    • Carry out all required data processing (i.e. calculations, data review, data entry, archival, etc. Including the use of ALSTools and Seedpak);

    • Perform all required quality control procedures;

    • Carry out all required record-keeping & documentation;

    • Communicate with the Client Services staff as required;

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

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

    • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and 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./14 kg on a regular basis and carry for short distances;

    • Manual dexterity to perform intricate and/or repetitive tasks;

    • Ability to climb stairs;

    • 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;

    • 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 B.Sc. or Technical Diploma in Chemistry or a related discipline (required);

    • 2-3 years’ experience in an analytical laboratory (required);

    • Minimum 1 year previous experience with GC, GCMS, ICP, and ICP-MS instrumentation (required).

    You would also have:

    • Good English communication skills (auditory, verbal, written, and reading) as required;
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) at an intermediate level;
    • Excellent computer skills;
    • Accurate and efficient data entry skills;
    • Capability 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;
    • Analytical and process oriented skills with the ability to critically think in ambiguous situations;
    • 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.


    Looking for further details?

    • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than July 23, 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 B 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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