Laboratory Assistant (LA2) | Jon ID 2013ED05
ALS Laboratory Group - Edmonton, AB

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ALS Environmental provides an extensive range of environmental analytical testing services, including soil, water, air, biota, radiochemistry and industrial hygiene. We work closely with our clients to ensure their needs are met now and in the future.
ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee are both recognized and valued.

Laboratory Assistant (LA2)
Inorganics

Location: ALS Laboratory Group, Environmental Division – Edmonton, AB

Reports to: Inorganics Supervisor

Shift: Day Shift (Tuesday to Friday 10-6, Saturdays 9-5)

About the Position
This position is primarily responsible for preparing samples for analysis. The successful candidate will use correct methods in accordance with the established procedures and schedules while ensuring analytical quality, and adhering to safe laboratory practices by working in accordance with the ALS Health and Safety Program.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Preparation, subsampling, filtration, extraction, and digestion of samples of various matrices (including but not limited to soil, water, product, plant and animal tissue, etc.);
  • Operate simple lab equipment such as pipettes, shakers, centrifuges, pH meters etc.;
  • Prepare all required reagents, standards, reference materials, etc.;
  • Generate worklists from LIMS software (training is provided);
  • Carry out all required record-keeping & documentation;
  • Perform all required quality control procedures;
  • Follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) requirements;
  • Monitor inventory of consumables
  • Monitor controlled equipment;
  • General laboratory clean-up and maintenance;
  • Assist in sample flow and archiving as well as data archiving;
  • Produce all of the above within specific turnaround times;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • Knowledge from high school science courses and/or basic laboratory safety is an asset;
  • Experience working with chemicals or in a laboratory setting (ex. school) is an asset, but not required.

You would also be:

  • Good English communication skills required (auditory, verbal, written, and reading);
  • Basic user of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook), with basic computer skills;
  • Accurate and efficient data entry skill is an asset;
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks accurately in a fast-paced environment;
  • Well organized, with the ability to meet strict deadlines;
  • Analytical and process oriented, with the ability to critically think in ambiguous situations
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to take on varied tasks as required;
  • Commitment to excellence and a client-focused attitude.

Looking for further details?

  • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online at www.alsglobal.com no later than April 26, 2013.
  • Due to the high volume of resumes only candidates that state “ENV – Inorganics (LA2) | Job ID 2013ED05 - ED” 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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