ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Assistant Electronics Maintenance Technician

    Location CA-BC-North Vancouver
    Posted Date 1 week ago(1/8/2019 12:52 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 Geochemistry, North Vancouver

    Reports to: Electronics Maintenance Manager

    Position Type: Full-Time

    About the Position:

    Working as part of the Instrumentation Maintenance team and under the supervision of the technicians and Manager, the Assistant Electronics Maintenance Technician will be responsible for assisting the team with repairs, maintenance, testing and calibration of all laboratory equipment and instrumentation. He/she will also provide support for the development and builds of new parts and systems; fabricate, assemble and built components, parts and devices.


    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Assist with and complete repairs on analytical laboratory equipment;
    • Assist with and carry out routine preventive maintenance;
    • Help the team with part management, organization and job request keeping;
    • Support the team with diagnostic, testing and repairs of auxiliary systems;
    • Calibration, adjustments, specific measurements and data logging as requested or required by service manuals;
    • Electronic/electrical assembly and fabrication of custom equipment and tools (electrical/electronic control panels and boxes, including panel preparations, wiring, soldering, wire termination, component placement, testing, prepare diagrams and drawings, etc.);
    • Mechanical assembly of laboratory equipment (fastening parts together, rivet plastic or metal parts, cut/drill panels and plates, etc.);
    • Assist the team with repairs or manipulation with supporting system like cooling, gas supply, pneumatic and hydraulic systems;
    • Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures;
    • Other duties as assigned by the Manager.


    Physical Demands:

    • Ability to stand for a full shift;
    • Wear issued personal protective equipment (PPE) such as dust masks, gloves etc., when required;
    • Manual dexterity to perform repetitive tasks;
    • Ability to lift up to 20lbs and carry for short distances;
    • Ability to work evenings and weekends;
    • Must be available for emergency on-call basis 24/7.


    About You:


    The ideal candidate would have:

    • High school graduation required;
    • Post-secondary education in electrical/electronics field an asset;
    • Experience in designing, installing, testing, and troubleshooting electrical systems an asset;

    You would also be:

    • An aptitude for mechanical and electrical systems;
    • Ability to read technical manuals and schematics;
    • Ability to follow through and complete assigned duties according to deadlines;
    • Excellent command of the English language, strong verbal and written communication skills;
    • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills;
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills;
    • Strong time management and organizational skills;
    • Self-starter, must be proactive and possess ability to work independently;
    • Excellent computer skills including MS Word, MS Excel, Outlook;
    • Ability to effectively handle escalations and time critical issues;
    • Safety oriented.


    Looking for further details?

    • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than January 21, 2019;
    • 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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