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Machine Operator (Sample Preparation Technician) at ALS Group in Whitehorse

Posted on Jun 24, 2013 in Trades & Labour

Hourly Wage/Annual Salary

$15 to 20/hr

Hours per Week




About this Job

ALS Geochemistry is the global leader in the provision of analytical data services to the mining and exploration sectors. With over 60 locations around the world we are able to provide consistent, swift, productive and reliable service to our clients.

ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee are both recognized and valued.

Sample Preparation Technician (P1)

Location: ALS Geochemistry, Whitehorse

Reports to: Whitehorse Branch Manager

About the Position

Within the Sample Preparation Department, the Sample Preparation Technician will work with client samples and prepare them for analysis in our labs.

Specific Responsibilities

• Ringing, sieving (including International Soils), crushing, splitting under direct supervision;

• Loading and unloading drying ovens under supervision;

• Maintain own production logs;

• General cleaning duties for basic lab cleanliness;

• May assists with layout duties/tasks;

• Use correct methods in accordance with the established procedures and schedules while ensuring analytical quality;

• Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures;

• Other duties as assigned.

Physical Demands

• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;

• Ability to work in a hot and dusty environment;

• Manual dexterity to perform repetitive tasks;

• Ability to lift up to 50lbs;

• Be cleanly-shaven in order to wear protective equipment;

• Please note that ALS Geochemistry operates 24/7 and will require day, afternoon, and graveyard shift work including weekends.

About you

The ideal candidate would have:

• Good hand-eye coordination;

• Good organizational skills;

• Ability to work independently or as part of a team;

• Basic alpha/numeric comprehension;

• Basic English communication skills (written and verbal).

This job was posted on Jun 24, 2013 and will be removed on Jul 03, 2013

All applications must be received before Jul 03, 2013

ALS Group



Address: 78 Mt Sima Rd Whitehorse Y1A 0A8

To apply for this Job

Looking for further details? • Candidates interested in this opportunity should send a resume and cover letter via email to: or apply online at no later than July 3, 2013. • Due to the high volume of resumes only candidates that state “MIN – Sample Prep Technician - WH” in the subject line will be considered. • We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS Geochemistry but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.