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Laboratory Technician - GC Screening at ALS Group USA, Corp. in Simi Valley, California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.





Job Description:

Overview

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. ALS provides a diversified line of independent analytical services to a wide range of top-tier customers in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, environmental, and food industries. Our diverse laboratories perform routine and specialty analytical testing for compliance, safety, certification and verification purposes.

General Accountability:
  • The primary purpose of this position is to analyze samples using GC/FID methodologies and to prepare these samples for further analysis via GC/MS.
  • Assisting with the maintenance of instruments, pressurizing canisters and other laboratory tasks will also be required.


Responsibilities

Responsibilities:
  • Under the direction of a Chemist/Sr. Chemist/Supervisor, the Laboratory Technician will do the following tasks:
    • Prepare, analyze, and perform sample analysis
    • Ensure that proper analysis methods are conducted on the appropriate sample
    • Maintain quality control records and perform quality review of data to ensure the accuracy and integrity of results
    • Maintain laboratory instruments in working order and make any minor repairs that are necessary
    • Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities
    • Ensure proper analysis methods are conducted and standard operating procedures are correctly followed on the appropriate samples
    • Support quality department and continuous improvement process
    • Communicate procedural and operational difficulties and delays as required
    • Use Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to record and document all analytical activities during the processing of samples
    • Maintain a clean and orderly workspace
    • Perform other related duties as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
  • Possess a general knowledge of organic chemistry fundamentals; ability to understand terminology and principals in order to comply with analytical methods
  • Possess strong computer skills with knowledge in Excel and Microsoft Word; experience with or ability to learn industry specific software such as our laboratory information management system in a timely manner
  • Multi-tasked, organized, detail oriented, and possess excellent problem solving capabilities; will have good time management capabilities and be able to work independently of supervision and work well with other analysts on the team
  • Ability to take ownership for meeting goals and objectives; willing to be accountable for own decisions, and willing to give 100%. Able to look for new ways to accomplish objectives
  • Proficient English verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate well with staff, management and clients in a professional manner
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary to meet TAT


Qualifications

Qualifications:
  • 4 year degree in a scientific field (chemistry, biology, etc.)
  • Prior experience with instrumentation is strongly preferred
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and follow direction
  • Strong commitment to quality and integrity
  • Monday - Friday work schedule (weekends if scheduled)


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"

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