Laboratory Assistant (2013EV42)
ALS Laboratory Group 16 reviews - Burnaby, BC

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Laboratory Assistant (LA2)

Location: ALS Environmental, Vancouver
Reports to: Supervisor or Team Lead
Shift: Several positions available; shifts to be determined.

About the Position:
This position will assist with routine 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.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Process samples in a timely manner, to meet client Turnaround Times (TAT) and holding requirements;
  • Prepare (drying, grinding, pasting, homogenizing), subsample, and extract samples of different matrices (ex. water, tissue, and soil) for analysis;
  • Clean glassware and laboratory equipment;
  • Monitor and restock laboratory consumables/chemicals;
  • Sample shelving, archiving, and disposal;
  • Prepare reagents, standards, and reference materials;
  • Perform all required record-keeping and documentation;
  • Monitor controlled equipment;
  • Operate and maintain simple laboratory equipment;
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and adhere to strict QA/QC requirements;
  • 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 by the Supervisor or Team Lead.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs./14 kg on a regular basis and carry for short distances;
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time;
  • Manual dexterity to perform intricate and/or repetitive tasks;
  • Wear issued personal protective equipment (PPE) such as dust masks, gloves etc., when required.

About you
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 (asset);
  • Knowledge from high school science courses and/or basic laboratory safety (asset);
  • Previous experience working with chemicals or in a laboratory setting (ex. school) (asset).

You would also have:

  • Good English communication skills (auditory, verbal, written, and reading) as required;
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook) on a basic level;
  • Basic computer skills;
  • Accurate and efficient data entry skills;
  • Capability to perform repetitive tasks correctly in a fast-paced environment;
  • Good organizational skills with the ability to meet strict deadlines such as Turnaround Times (TAT) and holding requirements;
  • Analytical and process oriented skills with the ability to critically think in ambiguous situations;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • A strong work ethic and willingness to take on varied tasks as required;
  • A commitment to excellence and a client-focused attitude.

Looking for further details?

  • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online at no later than July 4, 2013.
  • Due to the high volume of resumes only candidates that state “ENV – 2013EV42 – LA2 - EV” in the subject line will be considered.
  • We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS Environmental but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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