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, Saskatoon
Reports to: Laboratory Supervisor or Team Lead
Position Type: Casual
About the Position: The Laboratory Assistant 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.
Sample preparation or processing;
Weighing and/or scooping soil
Adding extraction solution
Shaking and filtering the soil and extraction solution
Transferring extract to test tubes
Sample preparation or processing of different matrices (including but not limited to soil, water, product, manure, plant and animal tissue, etc.)
Drying and grinding
Homogenizing or subsampling
Ability to lift up to 30 lbs./14 kg on a regular basis and carry for short distances;
Ability to climb stairs;
Wear issued personal protective equipment (PPE) such as dust masks, gloves etc., when required;
Manual dexterity to perform intricate and/or repetitive tasks;
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.
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 an asset, but not required;
Knowledge from high school science courses and/or basic laboratory safety is an asset.
You would also be:
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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.