ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

  • Metals Chemist

    Location US-WA-Kelso
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/15/2017 8:57 AM)
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  • 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.


    General Accountability:

    Experienced metals chemist with the ability to perform some or all of the metals procedures currently done at ALS/Kelso (i.e. ICP, ICP-MS, P&T-AFS, Hydride AAS, etc.). Duties will vary depending on workload and staffing. A successful candidate will have the ability to move between various functions on a daily basis. This position will work as a member of the analytical team responsible for producing data of high quality with adherence to established protocols and QA/QC procedures, while maintaining production levels needed to satisfy customer expectations. Ability to work overtime as needed is required of this position.


    ALS Environmental


    Specific Responsibilities:

    • Water and soil sample analysis, preferably using Aglient ICPMS, Thermo ICP and CETAC or Brooks Rand Mercury instrumentation
    • Routine instrument maintenance and troubleshooting
    • Peer review of raw data generated from other department analysts
    • Compilation of final CLP-like data packages
    • Method development and implementation of new technologies
    • Preparation and recordkeeping of standards and reagents
    • Providing assistance to metals preparation group as needed
    • Other duties as assigned


    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Proven track record of successful instrument operation
    • Strong technical understanding of analytical chemistry
    • Strong commitment to quality and integrity
    • Diligent work ethic and the ability to work independently
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related Science degree, plus a minimum of 5 years of experience in environmental metals analysis.

    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 th


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


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