Laboratory Assistant
Burnaby, British Columbia CA
28d ago

Maxxam Analytics, the largest privately owned analytical laboratory network in Canada, is looking for a LABORATORY ASSISTANT -

Food Residue Shift Schedule : Tuesday to Friday afternoon shift Saturday day shift

Join our talented team of experts in the scientific field to advance your technical knowledge and advance your career. Every day we go above and beyond to deliver innovative solutions to help our clients make important decisions that directly impact the community and the environment.

  • Reviews LIMS summary reports to plan and organize daily work
  • Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) when conducting work
  • Performs sample preparation and procedures prior to analyses
  • Performs some basic testing procedures
  • Performs routine operational maintenance / verification for support equipment.
  • Identifies any non-routine samples and seek guidance on procedures for handling
  • Meets quality and TAT specifications required by the client and ensure samples are analyzed within holding time requirements
  • Identifies and communicates procedural non conformances to Supervisor
  • Maintains a clean, tidy and organized workstation to minimize risk of mislabeling, sample mix-up and cross contamination between samples and other materials
  • Provides general lab support including but not limited to prepare sample blanks, sort and distribute samples, archive and dispose dated samples, acid-
  • base neutralization, and solvent waste disposal.

  • Provides supervisor with updates on workstation status including advance notification of any delays.
  • Participates, when requested in department and health and safety meetings
  • Adheres to all health and safety policies
  • Participates, when requested in internal and external audits
  • Keeps work area clean, neat and organized
  • Maintains training records and relevant qualifications
  • Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned by Senior Staff
  • Secondary school education or equivalent experience
  • Positive outlook with a ability to work in a fast paced environment
  • Good time-management, communication, multi-tasking and priority setting skills
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible to a changing environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Detail orientated & good record keeping skills
  • Ability to accurately follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and instructions
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Join our talented community of scientists and experts and apply today at / careers.

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