ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd

Semi Volatile Organic (GC) Supervisor

Location US-WA-Kelso
Posted Date 5 days ago(3/14/2018 5:03 PM)
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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 manage the activities of staff members in the department and oversee the completion, review, and approval of assigned analyses and associated quality control requirements.


ALS Environmental



Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ensure compliance with laboratory standards as stated in the laboratory Quality Systems Manual, corporate and laboratory SOPs and all certification requirements;
  • Evaluate and maintain appropriate staffing levels necessary to support operational needs.
  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the department including the supervision of all personnel and capital resources available in order to successfully meet laboratory and client turnaround time requirements.
  • Sustain an in-depth knowledge of all procedures performed in the department and insure these procedures comply with published methods and NELAC standards.
  • Insure that all quality control requirements associated with the department, including MDL/LOD/LOQ studies, SOP reviews, DOC requirements, and audit responses are completed in a timely manner.
  • Develop and implement new methods and technologies when mandated by changes in regulations or client needs.
  • Complete performance evaluations and establish individual goals for department personnel on an annual basis.
  • Uphold and enforce safety regulations as dictated and directed by corporate policy and the safety committee.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledgeable in all EPA and SW-846 Organic Analysis and Preparation Methods, including all quality control requirements.
  • Experience with supervision of personnel and workflow in a laboratory setting.
  • Familiarity with GC methodologies.
  • Ability to interpret PCB Aroclors.
  • Strong industry specific computer skills including StarLIMS.
  • Understanding of the principles and processes of the laboratory’s quality system.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety policies.
  • Possession of good organizational skills; detail oriented with the ability to multi-task.
  • Possession of excellent problem solving capabilities.
  • Ability to work irregularly scheduled hours including overtime and weekends if necessary.


Required Qualifications:

  • 4 year college degree from an accredited educational institute in the chemical, environmental, biological, or physical sciences.
  • 3 years of Organic analysis experience in an environmental laboratory.

 Physical Demands:

  • The ability to speak and hear clearly while communicating with staff, management, and clients.
  • Ability to sit and/or stand for 100% of an 8 hour day.
  • Dexterity in hands and fingers to operate computer and other equipment.
  • Average vision and ability to see to read reports and operate equipment.





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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