Sample Prep Technician
Surrey, BC, CA
5d ago


Element has a 1 year contract opportunity for a Sample Prep Technician (Environmental). Operating under the supervision of the Inorganics Team Leader, this position is responsible for preparing samples for analysis in a timely and efficient manner, as well as disposing of outdated samples, maintaining order in sample storage.


  • Perform sample preparation required for analysis
  • Monitor and dispose of outdated samples
  • Assist log in with receiving and unpacking of client samples
  • Assist shipping with preparation of samples for transportation
  • Input results into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
  • Clean glassware as specified in the test method
  • Maintain good housekeeping at all times to ensure a clean and safe work environment
  • Request supplies and consumables in advance of requirement by recording needed items in order book
  • Train new staff in test methods and procedures
  • Follow the Quality System as documented in the Quality Manual
  • General duties as directed by the team leader or lab manager
  • Sample prep personal have the authority and responsibility to :
  • Prepare samples for analysis in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Dispose of outdated samples, maintaining order in sample storage.
  • Strict adherence to the corporate Quality System
  • Perform test methods as documented
  • Clean and maintain gas cylinders
  • Maintain a clean and safe work environment; comply with all rules and responsibilities as outlined under the corporate Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
  • Work with trainees until approval of trainees demonstrated competence is documented
  • Maintain training records, resumes and CVs
  • Seek out their direct supervisor if they are unsure of any job duties or tasks as per the structure shown in the organizational chart.
  • Skills / Qualifications

  • High school diploma with related experience
  • On The Job Training Required :
  • Quality System Training
  • WHMIS / Safety Training
  • LIMS Operation Training
  • Proficient in preparation procedures
  • Understand and follow test methods
  • Effective time management
  • Knowledge of disposal protocols
  • Organizational skills
  • Knowledge of transportation requirements
  • Proficient in the LIMS applications
  • Basic knowledge of PC applications
  • Knowledge of cleaning procedures
  • Demonstrate familiarity with glassware cleaning specified in the test methods
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety practices
  • Knowledge of supply levels and ordering process
  • Technical knowledge of test methods
  • Effective communication skills
  • Knowledge of the Quality System with the ability to interpret and implement Quality Manual
  • Company Overview

    Element is the best and most trusted testing partner in the world providing high value, critical services to the Aerospace, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Fire & Building Products and Infrastructure & Environmental sectors, where failure is not an option.

  • Our purpose is a simple one. We make certain that all of the materials, products and devices we test, inspect and certify for our customers are always safe in their end application;
  • are of marketable quality; are compliant with all relevant industry standards and regulations and are ultimately fit for purpose.

    Element’s expanded network of over 6,000 Engaged Experts are trusted by organizations to test and advise on the safety, quality, performance and compliance of their products, systems and operations.

    Diversity Statement

    At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner .

    All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following : race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and / or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.

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