Laboratory Assistant

  • ALS
  • North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Jul 31, 2022

Job Description

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 a leader in the testing services industry and have established a distinguished reputation for providing best in class results and client services.

Laboratory Assistant (A1) - Geochemistry Weighroom

Location: ALS Geochemistry, North Vancouver

Reports to: Geochemistry Weighroom Manager

About the Position:

Independently weigh prepared pulp for the analysis of geological samples. Uses correct methods in accordance with established procedures and schedules while ensuring analytical quality.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Maintain a clean, safe and organized work environment by following established safety rules and regulations and ALS best practices.
  • Report all safety concerns to the Supervisor or Manager and participate in incident investigations when required
  • 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 poor homogeneity (non-uniform grain sizes)
  • Identify poorly prepared pulp samples and report to the Supervisor or Manager
  • Report all quality concerns to supervisor including equipment problems and suspected sample mix-ups while weighing. Corrects the problem with assistance from supervisor.
  • Use Webview to locate, transport and update disposition of client samples by workorder or digestion run number
  • Wash labware using correct lab procedures to prevent cross contamination and maintain a good circulation of available test tubes and racks
  • Safely dispose sample solution waste using correct lab procedures
  • 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.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Basic computer skills in using software applications required;
  • Good hand eye coordination;
  • Good listening skills;
  • Able to work in 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).

Required Qualifications
  • Grade 11 qualification or equivalent required;
  • Work experience in a production oriented environment an asset.


Physical Demands
  • Ability to lift up to 20lbs;
  • Ability to sit and/or stand at a computer for up to 7.5 hours;
  • Manual dexterity to perform repetitive tasks.
  • Please note that ALS operates 24/7 and will require day, afternoon, and graveyard shift work including weekends.


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.

Other details
  • Pay Type Hourly

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