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ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd. Laboratory Assistant in Portland, Oregon

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.

General Accountability:

The primary purpose of this position is to be responsible for assisting in sample receiving and disposal. All employees must work in a safe manner in accordance with the ALS Health and Safety Program.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Sample receiving and break-down;

  • Disposal of retain samples;

  • Organizing of tested samples for retain;

  • Retrieving samples for retesting;

  • Maintain safe working conditions and a clean, orderly work area at all times;

  • Cleaning lab ware and filling station consumables;

  • Exercise laboratory safety practices;

  • Organizing and storing of testing documentation;

  • Strong commitment to quality and integrity;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be able to comprehend and follow written instructions, methodologies, procedures, protocols, and policies without deviation;

  • Must be able to monitor and prioritize daily work assignments without supervision;

  • Must have a strong commitment to ensuring all work is completed within prescribed deadlines;

  • Must be able to initiate corrective action without prompting and assist co-workers whenever necessary in order to meet deadlines;

  • Must be able to effectively perform duties under pressures arising from large sample volumes and short turn-around times;

  • Must be able to work independently with a minimum of supervision and also to work effectively as a team member with subordinates, peers, and supervisors;

  • Diligent work ethic and the ability to work independently;

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to handle numerous details;

  • High energy level, confidence and ability to thrive in a fast paced environment.

Required Qualifications:

  • High School degree or equivalent.

Physical Demands:

  • The ability to stand for intervals of up to 8 hours while working.

  • Able to speak and hear clearly while communicating with co-workers and managers.

  • Dexterity in hands and fingers to operate equipment and handle glassware.

  • Must have average vision and able to see to read reports and operate equipment.

  • Hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone

    We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

"ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to achieving and maintaining a workforce which reflects and affirms the diversity of our society"

ALS is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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ID: 2020-8669

External Company Name: ALS Environmental

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Street: Portland

OFCCP Compliance: ALSTRI