ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Assistant Laboratory Manager

    Location US-KS-Dodge City
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Posted Date
    1 year ago(9/18/2017 4:17 PM)
    Regular Full-Time
  • 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.


    Job Summary: Responsible for assisting the Laboratory Manager in the overall operation of the laboratory.  In addition, the position directly supports and helps to achieve the objectives of the company, which are:


    • To exceed customer expectations
    • To exceed employee expectations

    ALS Environmental


    These company objectives are the dominant influence in the day-to-day guidance and direction provided by this position.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Efficiently performs all aspects of the Senior Laboratory Analyst position
    • Assists in training of laboratory employees
    • Supervises laboratory employees
    • Familiar with GLP and any accreditation/certification requirements
    • Maintains and calibrates equipment, as necessary
    • Reports deficiencies or malfunctions to the Laboratory Manager
    • Maintains an understanding of, ensures compliance to, and continually improves the effectiveness of Marshfield Food Safety’s Quality System including the Quality Manual, Quality Manual System Procedures (QMSPs), and procedures as applicable to ISO 17025
    • Identifies and records nonconformance on Deviation Report or Corrective Action Request
    • Identifies and records potential nonconformance on Preventive Action Request
    • Improves laboratory and/or quality activities on a continuous basis
    • Handles administrative and human resource procedures and paperwork, as assigned.
    • In the absence of the Laboratory Manager - directly supervises, assigns and provides follow up to employees to ensure samples are tested accurately and test results reported in a timely, efficient manner
    • Ensures that established accurate and consistent procedures and test methods are followed in all day‑to‑day operations without deviation
    • Maintains records and manages quality activities and laboratory testing activities as documented in procedures and test methods
    • Make precise measurements using visual assessment (examples: balance centering, weighing small amounts on balance, verification of equipment using small amounts of standard)
    • Handles samples and performing analyses according to procedures and test methods, which includes verifying small liquid transfers
    • Accurately enter and/or verify sample results into computer
    • Responds to client inquiries
    • Assists Laboratory Manager with administrative duties, as needed
    • Performs other duties as assigned.


    Education and Experience: B.S. in Microbiology or related scientific field is preferred but experience may offset the educational requirement. Quality assurance/quality control familiarity with management system standard(s) must have been associated with degree program or lab experience.


    Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

    • Initiative - asks for and offers help when needed
    • Innovation - generates suggestions for improving work
    • Planning/Organizing - uses own time and staff time efficiently
    • Quality - monitors own work and work of others to ensure quality
    • Quantity - meets productivity standards
    • Safety and Security - observes safety and security procedures.


    In addition, an individual will need the following personal attributes:

    • Use logical reasoning to arrive at solutions to work-related problems
    • Maintain self-control under workload pressures without exhibiting negative behavior
    • Learn new technical skills related to the position in order to maintain satisfactory performance
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships by using appropriate interpersonal skills
    • Possible fiscal management
    • Able to read, write and communicate in the English language and have a legible handwriting
    • Must be familiar with the most common Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, Outlook, and Internet Explorer at a minimum.



    Physical, Mental, and Visual Skills: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    This position requires the ability to read and understand English, verbalize in English, and perform procedures as written.


    Employees are required to use fine hand manipulation, visually examine specimens and systems, and monitor instruments and other equipment via audible beepers and/or visual light systems. It also requires critical analysis skills and the ability to focus on multiple tasks simultaneously.


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required (at least 50% of the time) to stand, bend, push, pull, stoop and crouch. The employee must routinely lift and /or move up to 50 pounds (with both hands) and occasionally lift and/or move heavier loads.


    Specific vision requirements include the ability to see at close range, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


    Typical Work Schedule: Typically evening shift with irregular start and/or stop time Monday through Friday. Work may also include other shifts and/or times to fill vacancies.  Weekend work and holiday work is frequently required.   Work schedule dictated by plant operations. Will be required to be on call during off hours and take turns on Weekend Report Schedule.


    Typical Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    Laboratory and office setting. Fast-paced, stressful environment.  Problems must be resolved quickly and efficiently.  Root causes of problems must be identified and dealt with promptly.  Always more than one activity going on at any given time.  Possible contact with infectious materials, biohazards and unpleasant odors.






    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. 

    EOE AA Minority, Female, Veteran, Individuals with Disabilities 


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