Laboratory Assistant

  • Company:
    ALS Oil & Gas
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / monthly
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Biotech / Science

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 Metallurgy, KamloopsReports to: Manager, Analytical LaboratoryPosition Type: Full-TimeAbout the Position: The primary responsibility of the laboratory assistant is to provide support to the analytical laboratory with respect to production, quality and adhere to safe laboratory practices by working in accordance with the ALS Health and Safety Program. Specific Responsibilities:Operate and maintain analytical balances in accordance to ALS procedures;Accurately weigh pulp samples within ALS established weight ranges and standardized work instructions;Inspect prepared pulp samples for homogeneity;Identify suspect samples and report to the Analytical Laboratory Manager;Report all quality concerns to the Analytical Laboratory Manager including equipment or sample concerns and corrects the problem with assistance from the Manager;Wash labware using correct lab procedures to prevent contamination of glassware and maintain a good circulation of available glassware;Safely dispose of sample solution waste using correct lab procedures;Maintain a clean, safe and organized work environment;Report all safety concerns to the Analytical Laboratory Manager and participate in incident investigations when required;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: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.About You:The ideal candidate would have:Grade 12 qualification or equivalent required; Work experience in a production oriented environment an asset.You would also have:Basic computer skills in using software applications required;Good hand eye coordination;Good listening skills;Able to work in a team setting;Good organizational skills;Quality and detail oriented individual;Ability to work independently or under supervision;Basic English communication skills required (verbal and written).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 ALSbut only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted;For the employee referral bonus program, this position is eligible for a LevelA 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.