Laboratory Analyst
North Vancouver, BC, Canada
3d ago

Laboratory Analyst

North Vancouver, BC, Canada Req #1358 Friday, October 8, 2021

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.

Technician (T) XRF

Location : ALS Geochemistry, North Vancouver

Reports to : XRF Manager

About the Position :

As a Laboratory Analyst, your primary role will be to independently conduct routine and non-routine sample preparation and analysis of geological samples.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Perform duties in accordance with SOP and quality control procedures;
  • Prioritize XRF tasks according to rush, reweigh and lab aging from Webview and generate worksheets
  • Look for and retrieve sample boxes from Warehouse;
  • Calibrate analytical balances on daily basis;
  • Weigh client samples for drying and weigh dried samples with flux for fusion using Blueweigh;
  • Operate fluxer equipment for routine and non-routine fusion sample preparation;
  • Ability to change liquid oxygen and P10 gas cylinders;
  • Prepare platinum crucible leaching solution, ammonium iodide solution and PVA binder solution for pressed pellets;
  • Weigh client samples for pressed pellet preparation and palatize samples using press equipment;
  • Weigh client samples and load / unload samples into electric furnace for LOI analysis;
  • Wash and set up ceramic crucible trays for LOI analysis;
  • Identify and correct QC problems related to X-ray sample preparation by ensuring the quality of the analytical data meets ALS quality standards;
  • Generate instrument run for instrument loading and unloading of samples, according to method code;
  • Evaluate and approve LOI, pressed pellet and whole rock data in Webview;
  • Communicate via email with appropriate internal departments regarding XRF production issues;
  • Ability to train Laboratory Assistants and / or help staff from other departments on XRF routine sample preparation tasks;
  • Use Microsoft Excel and Word to create documents;
  • Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures;
  • Safety duties : can independently take care of routine safety duties as assigned by Manager;
  • Takes care of weekly department inventory tracking
  • Other duties as assigned by the Manager.
  • Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Strong analytical and mechanical skills;
  • Excellent hand eye coordination;
  • Detail oriented individual with a strong commitment to quality;
  • Organized and highly motivated individual;
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Ability to effectively handle a high volume of work and time critical issues;
  • Excellent English communication skills (written and verbal);
  • Strong MS Office skills, specifically MS Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Required Qualifications

  • Recognized Diploma or Degree in Science required, with a concentration in Chemistry or Chemical Sciences preferred;
  • Minimum of 1 years analytical laboratory, instrumentation or related field experience required;
  • X-ray laboratory experience preferred.
  • Physical Demands

  • Manual dexterity to perform intricate and / or repetitive tasks;
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lbs
  • Ability to sit and / or stand for a full shift;
  • 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
  • Job Start Date Monday, October 18, 2021
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