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ALS Laboratory Technician 2 in Kansas City, Kansas

Overview

Imagine your future with us!

At ALS, we encourage you to dream big. When you join ALS, you join a purpose and values-driven team that empowers you to innovate, create, and thrive. Our global team turns up each day with passion and commitment to do amazing things, always challenging our thinking to find ways to solve some of the world’s most complex problems for a safer, healthier world.

About the role:

The Laboratory Technician 2 will be responsible for ensuring that timely and quality results are produced.

Work Schedule: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Responsibilities

About You:

The Laboratory Technician 2 has the following duties:

  • Ensure that all tasks are performed within time restraints and according to relevant quality and safety policies and procedures.

  • Use results from test method(s) in calculations to further characterize the data (i.e. Calculated Cetane Index, Viscosity Index, etc.).

  • Prepare and/or aliquot samples as part of a sample preparation step for all required tests. When applicable load samples on automated instrumentation that has been validated following method quality requirements.

  • Perform routine daily and/or weekly verification(s) and/or calibration(s) on equipment and instrumentation following method quality requirements. Some methods will require a minimum Level 3 or 4 based on complexity and quality risk level.

  • Perform analysis on samples through direct testing (i.e. wet chemistry). The minimum level required to perform some methods will vary depending on complexity of the method, safety risk level, and quality risk level.

  • Perform preventative maintenance on equipment and/or instrumentation as required by the method. The minimum level required to perform preventative maintenance on some equipment and/or instrumentation will vary depending on the complexity of the task, safety risk level and quality risk level.

  • Perform calculations as required when conducting analytical preparations.

  • Perform sample preparation for multiple testing requirements.

  • Perform housekeeping duties as required. This includes assisting with storage and disposal of client samples.

  • Monitor inventory levels for supplies and reagents required for test methods.

  • Prepare and maintain standards and reagents. Some standards will require a minimum Level 2 depending on the complexity and quality risk.

  • Generate, accumulate, handle, work near, transport, and dispose of hazardous wastes.

  • Collect, store, and label any hazardous waste generated in compliance with the ALS policy.

  • Contribute to sample receival process including opening packages, sorting mail and data entry.

  • Participate in shift hand overs to ensure smooth transition.

  • Identify continuous improvement activities for the site.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, or another applicable applied science (Equivalent 5 years' experience) is preferred.

  • 5 + years of experience with instrumentation used for analysis.

  • Quality assurance/control experience with ISO 17025 or other quality standards associated with laboratory protocols.

  • Laboratory experience is preferred.

  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Proficient computer skills, specifically Microsoft Office and Office 365.

  • Must behave in accordance to ALS core values of honesty and integrity, exceeding client expectations, belief in ability, hard work and continuous improvement, doing it better, celebrating success, and safety as a priority.

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

  • Must be able to work independently with minimal supervision.

  • Ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to use (or learn to use) Laboratory Information Management System.

  • Follow all company operating procedures, standards, policies, and training to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the site.

  • Play an active role in the ALS safety program by correcting or reporting unsafe acts and conditions that are observed during the day to day operations to create a zero-injury work environment.

  • Participate in and support HSE initiatives, as required by ALS leadership.

  • Understand and use HSE precautions (such as but not limited to fume hoods and PPE) while working with chemicals and samples of unknown hazards.

  • Ensure the health and safety of staff, contractors, and/or visitors by providing appropriate leadership, due diligence, resources, training, and enforcement for all individuals onsite.

  • Undergo annual ALS Hazardous Waste Management training course.

  • Transporting and disposing of hazardous waste within the ALS facility.

  • Understand components of Hazardous Waste room: bonding/grounding, labeling, transfer of hazardous liquids, etc.

Physical Demands:

  • Routinely lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move heavier loads with assistance.

  • Must be able to stand, bend, push, pull, stoop and crouch up to 50% of the time while performing the duties of this position.

  • Perform housekeeping duties as required.

  • Must be able to work on computer while sitting for up to 8 hours per day.

Qualifications

Working at ALS:

Our people are our most valuable asset and drive our success at ALS. We are a diverse community of dedicated professionals united by our passion to make a difference in the world. We reward excellence and uphold our values in our work and how we treat each other. At ALS, you’ll be supported to expand your skills and develop new ones so you can reach your full potential. We invest in our people with a range of programs and provide opportunities across the company, giving our people scope to grow diverse careers and develop as leaders. We want everyone to have a safe, flexible and rewarding career that makes a positive impact on our people, the planet and the communities where we work.

Our benefits include:

  • Structured wage increases

  • Comprehensive benefit package (including: medical, dental, and vision coverage, life and disability insurance, retirement plan with company match, employee assistance and wellness programs, access to company perks)

  • Additional vacation days for years of service

  • Business support for education or training after 9 months with the company

  • Learning & development opportunities (unlimited access to e-learnings and more)

About ALS:

ALS is a global leader in scientific testing, providing comprehensive testing solutions to clients in more than 60 countries across a wide range of industries, including environment, food and beverage, mining, personal care, pharmaceutical, healthcare and equipment reliability. Using state-of-the-art technologies and innovative methodologies, our dedicated international teams deliver the highest-quality testing services and personalised solutions supported by local expertise. We help our clients leverage the power of data-driven insights for a safer and healthier world.

Everyone matters:

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.

EOE AA Minority, Female, Veteran, Individuals with Disabilities

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ALS also welcomes applications from people with all levels of ability. Accommodation is available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Location US-KS-Kansas City

Job ID 2024-10765

# Positions 1

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (7/10/2024 10:00 AM)

Category Technician

Type Regular Full-Time

OC ALSTRI

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