ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Laboratory Analyst

    Location CA-BC-Burnaby
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/13/2018 1:11 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: Water Quality 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:

    • Responsible for operating one or more automated analytical instruments such as FIAS, Skalar (CN or titrations), etc, following documented specific methods and/or procedures;

    • Perform manual analysis on samples when necessary;

    • Prepare samples, reagents, standards, and reference materials for analysis;

    • Analyze samples of different matrices using laboratory instrumentation to generate accurate results for clients;

    • Complete data processing activities (i.e. data entry into LIMS, calculations, evaluation etc.) and all required documentation;

    • Perform instrument/equipment calibration, troubleshooting, maintenance, and/or repairs as required;

    • Work with Account Managers to deliver accurate results and updates to our clients in a timely manner;

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

    • Monitor inventory of spare parts and consumables;

    • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and adhere to strict QA/QC requirements;
    • Organize workload to meet Turn Around Times (TAT);
    • 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 by the Supervisor or Team Lead.


    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;

    About You:


    The ideal candidate would have:

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

    • Previous experience in an analytical laboratory or related field experience (asset);

    • Previous experience with Water Quality analysis (asset).

    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;
    • Confident 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 29, 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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