ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • GC/MS Senior Analyst

    Location CA-AB-Edmonton
    Posted Date 6 days ago(10/9/2018 5:29 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, Edmonton

    Reports to: Organics, IH & Air Quality Supervisor

    Position Type: Full-Time

    About the Position: The Organics Analyst/instrument and method specialist will be responsible for a variety of lab and analytical tasks in the Organics and Industrial Hygiene departments.


    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Operation of GC and GC/MS instrumentation to support a variety of chemistries; organize workloads and meet deadlines;

    • Routine and advanced instrument maintenance;

    • Trouble-shooting of instrument problems; training junior analysts on instrument maintenance procedures;

    • Calculation and data-entry for volatile, semi-volatile and potentially air toxics chemistries;

    • Data Validation (QC’ing) of GC/MS, GC/FID and GC/TCD work, where proficient;

    • Method review and troubleshooting;

    • Mass Spec interpretation;

    • Assists with shift scheduling and day-to day coordination of team personnel and resources to maximize production, quality and efficiency;

    • Provides performance feedback to supervisor in support of the performance evaluation process and brings any concerns to the attention of management;

    • Assists with hire candidate interviews and orientation of new staff;

    • Performs recheck interpretation and Corrective Action Report (CAR) investigation and completion;

    • Application of quality criteria to data set interpretation and trouble-shooting;

    • Directed method development experiments or write-ups using basic Project Management skills;

    • Adhere to strict QA/QC and ISO 17025 requirements;

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

    • Ensure adherence to all procedures and policies (safety, quality, employment and technical);

    • Document administration (edits to existing procedures, Techsys write-ups, etc.);

    • Standard preparation, as needed;

    • Investigation of rechecks and CARs and completion of appropriate forms;

    • Training of (and general information resource for) team members, where proficient;

    • Promotes safety awareness and practices;
    • Communication with other team-members and Supervisor regarding all above functions, as needed;

    • 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;

    • 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;

    • 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:

    • Recognized B.Sc. or Technical Diploma in Chemistry, or related discipline is required;

    • Minimum 4-5 years of previous lab experience;

    • Proven experience with advanced lab instruments (GC and GC/MS);

    • Advanced Microsoft Excel knowledge (complex formulas, macros) an asset;

    • We also welcome applications from candidates who may have less experience for consideration.

    You would also have:

    • Capable of working with minimal supervision;
    • Efficient and organized;
    • Ability to multi-task;
    • Ability to work individually and in a team environment;
    • Ability to work in a fast paced environment;
    • Must be a careful and meticulous worker;
    • Familiarity with gas chromatography and mass spectrometry;
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal;
    • Proficient computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel.


    Looking for further details?

    • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than October 21, 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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