ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

Sample Receiving Technician - Courier

Location US-WA-Everett
Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/5/2018 9:42 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Field Services


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: The primary purpose of this position is to receive and process samples from outside clients as well as field personnel. To provide ALS clients with all necessary sampling activities, sample pick-ups and drop-offs. 
ALS Environmental






Specific Responsibilities:

  • Will receive samples from outside clients and field service personnel and inspect for proper containers, temperatures, preservatives, etc.
  • Will accurately log samples into the laboratory LIMS system.
  • Will be responsible for transporting samples to appropriate storage locations and disposing of expired samples
  • Distribute service request forms to appropriate departments
  • Shipment of samples to other laboratories internal or external
  • Responsible for taking temperatures from sample refrigerators and maintaining the log books
  • Will drive to and from assigned territories as directed to pick-up samples or drop-off media
  • Provide an accurate and completed chain of custody record of any sample in your possession
  • Responsible for evaluating sample receipt compliance against appropriate methods and documenting any deviations
  • Convey any ALS client requests or concerns to the Sample Custodian or appropriate Project Manager
  • Perform other duties as assigned 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Desire to work in an administrative position in a laboratory setting.
  • Detail oriented – able to accurately interpret and transcribe information from a client chain of custody into the laboratory computer system.
  • Good typing / data entry skills.
  • Familiarity with chemical symbols and general scientific terminology.
  • Have a demonstrated ability to communicate well in English, both verbal and written with clients, staff and management
  • Ability to multi-task and work as part of a team.
  • Proven ability to learn new concepts quickly. 
  • Basic knowledge of EPA methodologies
  • Current Drivers license with clean driving record
  • Ability to operate company vehicle
  • Knows the region and able to read maps



  • High School Diploma required 
  • Some college level courses in a science curriculum are helpful, but not required 
  • Previous laboratory experience is preferred 
  • 1+ years working as a courier, driver, messenger, or related position

Physical Demands:

  • The ability to sit, stand, and drive for an 8 hour day. 
  • Able to speak and hear clearly while communicating with co-workers, managers and clients.
  • Able to lift up to 40 lbs on a consistent basis (may use a dolly for heavy loads)
  • 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 the telephone.



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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