ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Laboratory Assistant

    Location CA-NT-Yellowknife
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(2 weeks ago)
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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, Yellowknife

    Reports to: Laboratory 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:

    • Process samples in a timely manner, to meet client Turnaround Times (TAT’s) and holding requirements;

    • May assist in the preparation (drying, grinding, pasting, homogenizing), subsample, and extraction of samples of different matrices for analysis;
    • Assist in the preparation (drying, grinding, pasting, homogenizing), subsample, and extraction of samples of different matrices for analysis;
    • Prepare (drying, grinding, pasting, homogenizing), subsample, dispense, and extract samples of different matrices for analysis;
    • Responsible for preparation and screening of water samples, including digestions and filtrations;
    • Screen, dispense, filter, and dilute samples for instruments;
    • Responsible for Turbidity analyses along with solids and manual meter analyses;
    • 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.


    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;
    • You will be exposed to unpleasant fumes;
    • 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. 

    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;
    • Valid Provincial Class 5 driver’s license with clean driving history (abstract required);
    • Must satisfy all background check requirements set out by the Transport Canada Air Cargo Security program.

    You would also be:

    • Intermediate 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;
    • 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 August 24, 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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