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  • Trace Metals Prep - Team Lead (Internal)

    Location CA-BC-Burnaby
    Posted Date 5 days ago(10/10/2018 1:30 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-6589
    # Positions
    1
    Category
    Laboratory
  • 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: Metals Prep & Hg Supervisor

    Position Type: Full-Time

    Classification: AN2

    About the Position: This role is responsible for maintaining turnaround, allocating resources, quality control and leading personnel in the Trace Metals Prep team.

    Responsibilities

    Specific Responsibilities:

    Workloads and Turnaround

    • Day-to-day coordination of team personnel and resources to maximize production, quality and efficiency;
    • Work-scheduling and day-to-day planning of activities within the team;
    • Preparing “due lists” for Client Services and/or Supervisor, taking part in project mobilizations for team services;
    • Ensuring processing of work in a timely fashion so that team sections can meet client turnaround times, and holding time requirements;
    • Performing procedures, tests or work within the team;
    • Responsibilities include;
      • Metals water & seawater sample prep (digestion, filtration, etc.);
      • Tissue sample prep (dissections, homogenizations, digestions, extractions, etc.);
      • Dustfall sample preparation;
      • Oversight of tissue sample storage, archive & disposal;
      • Non-routine metals sample prep as required;
    • Communicating with Client Services and team staff regarding specific client needs;
    • Informing supervisor of any issues related to production, quality and efficiency within the team;

    Coordinates the use of resources and facility areas used by the team section including:

    • Continual assessment of needs;
    • Ordering of non-stock supplies;
    • Providing necessary information for capital justifications;
    • Ensuring all equipment maintenance and calibration are properly conducted and documented;
    • Addressing day-to-day technical issues related to production and operation;
    • Notifying supervisor or technical support of any issues related to facility, equipment and supplies;
    • Coordination of sharing of equipment, space, and materials with other teams;

    Ensures the quality of all work performed in the laboratory, including:

    • Analytical results;
    • Ensuring that all required record-keeping & documentation are carried out within the team;
    • Ensuring all tasks and procedures are carried out as specified in the documented methods and/or procedures;
    • Ensuring methodologies and accreditation requirements are met and documented;
    • Suggesting appropriate analytical techniques for non-routine sample types;
    • Investigation of any missing or suspect team data or information, including rechecks and CARs;
    • Providing input on current team methods and procedures for writing and review;

    Leading of personnel, including:

    • Bringing staff concerns to the attention of management;
    • Providing feedback and assistance to the Supervisor on all aspects of team members’ performance for evaluations, rewards, and issue resolution;
    • Identifying training needs of team members – coordinating and/or performing said training;
    • Promoting safety awareness and practices;
    • Identifying staffing needs of the team;
    • Assisting in the selection and orientation of new staff;
    • Coordinating short-term staff sharing between teams or departments when needed;

    Other

    • Leading and suggesting positive change in the operations of the team and department;
    • Playing an active role in promoting and clarifying company policies, procedure, etc.;
    • Sets an example of professional behaviour for team members;
    • 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.

    Qualifications

    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 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 odours.

    About You:

     

    The ideal candidate would have:

    • B.Sc. or Technical Diploma in Biology or Chemistry is required;

    • One to two years laboratory experience required, trace metals experience preferred.

    You would also have:

    • Strong attention to detail;
    • Strong organizational ability;
    • Proven time management skills;
    • Proficient computer skills including MS Word and MS Excel;
    • Able to work well independently or as part of a team;
    • Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal);
    • Proven leadership skills;
    • Ability to work with animal tissue/fluids.

     

    Looking for further details?

    • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than October 25, 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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