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Lab Assistant 2 - Chemistry 

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Category Laboratory (General)  


The incumbent is responsible for providing basic assistance for instrumental chemistry. This position reports directly to the supervisor of the department in which they are working.


Job Duties

  1. Prepare standards, chemicals and reagents needed for sample extraction and instrument operation.
  2. Sample weighing and complex sample extraction in preparation for instrumental analysis.
  3. Depending on the experience and aptitude of the lab assistant, calculation and initial review of results may be required.
  4. Entry of analytical results into LIMS system.
  5. Ensure department is stocked with necessary supplies.
  6. Maintain the cleanliness of the laboratory and surrounding areas.
  7. Update logbooks and maintenance records as required.
  8. Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.
  9. Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process. Perform necessary tasks related to quality control parameters for the function being performed.
  10. Maintain all necessary documentation as required by the quality system.
  11. This position has the responsibilities and authority to identify departures from the quality system or test procedures and document such observations in accordance with the prescribed non-conforming system and notifies the supervisor.
  12. Adhere to all safety policies.
  13. Perform other related duties as needed.


Position Requirements

This position requires the ability to follow specific instructions. A general understanding of the needs of the laboratory is required to avoid delays in sample testing or inaccurate results. A diploma in chemistry or food science is required or a minimum 2 years previous experience in a similar role. Excellent verbal communication skills are required to interact with peers and management.

Full-Time/Part-Time Contingent  
Position Lab Assistant 2  
Number of Openings 1  
Location Burnaby, B.C.  
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