ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Laboratory Analyst

    Location CA-AB-Calgary
    Posted Date 7 days ago(7 days ago)
    Job ID
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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 - Calgary, AB

    Reports to: Supervisor or Team Lead

    Position Type: Casual

    About the Position: This position is responsible for the determination of a wide range of inorganic parameters in water samples and soil extracts employing a variety of analytical instrumentation.


    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Prepare reagents, calibration and quality control standards, duplicates and spikes;

    • Instrument calibration, trouble shooting and maintenance;

    • Perform following analysis: BOD, COD, PCT, TOC and/or metals (ICP);

    • Assist with TKN analyzer,Turbidity, Solids;

    • Filtration of samples for various tests;

    • Glassware - preparation and cleaning;

    • Organise workload to meet Turn Around Times (TAT’s);

    • Query a work list of samples, creating work groups or digestion batches, printing lists of comparison data, and data transfer into LIMS;

    • Calibration and use of pipettes;

    • Maintain a clean and safe work environment;

    • Follow safety requirements in Safety Manual and communicate all safety concerns or incidents to Safety Rep;

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

    • Adhere to strict QA/QC requirements;

    • Other duties as assigned by Department Supervisor or Team Leader.


    Physical Demands:

    • Able to lift 30 lbs and carry for short distances;

    • Able to climb stairs;

    • 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 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 diploma or degree in chemistry or related field;

    • Experience with any of the following instrumentation and chemistries: discrete analyzers, continuous-flow analyzers, ICP, titrators (pH, conductivity, alkalinity, acidity), ICP MS as well as Residue and BOD/COD chemistries.

    You would also have:

    • Organized and detail oriented;
    • Highly motivated with a cheerful attitude and strong work ethic;
    • Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal);
    • Excellent computer skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team;
    • Demonstrated ability to work to deadlines.


    Looking for further details?

    • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than September 19, 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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