ALS Canada
May 30, 2019
Yellowknife, Canada
Job Type
Northwest Territories


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

Location: ALS Geochemistry, Yellowknife

Reports to: Sample Preparation Manager

Position Type: Casual

Classification: P1-P2

About the Position: Within the Sample Preparation Department, the Sample Preparation Technician will work with client samples and prepare them for analysis in our labs.

Location: ALS Geochemistry, Yellowknife

Shift: Day, Afternoon, Graveyard; Full-time hours 

Compensation: Up to $22.00/hr.

ALS also provides:

  • Shift differentials
  • Annual bonus eligibility
  • Annual wage increases


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Ringing, sieving (including International Soils), crushing, splitting under direct supervision;
  • Loading and unloading drying ovens under supervision;
  • Maintain own production logs;
  • General cleaning duties for basic lab cleanliness;
  • May assists with layout duties/tasks;
  • Handling compositing, screen metallics, special handling requests, etc.;
  • Inspecting equipment and inform senior employee if adjustment is required;
  • Use correct methods in accordance with the established procedures and schedules while ensuring analytical quality;
  • Observe established safety regulations and comply with all ALS health and safety policies and procedures;
  • Other duties as assigned.


Physical Demands:

  • Ability to stand for long periods of time;
  • Ability to sit at a desk and do general office work, which includes periodic sedentary responsibilities;
  • Manual dexterity to perform repetitive tasks;
  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs;
  • Be cleanly-shaven in order to wear protective equipment.
  • Please note that ALS operates 24/7 and will require day, afternoon, and graveyard shift work including weekends.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Good hand-eye coordination;
  • Good organizational skills;
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team;
  • Basic alpha/numeric comprehension;
  • Basic English communication skills (written and verbal).

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Minimum 3 months (90 days) work experience in a commercial minerals laboratory or minerals sample preparation required.

Looking for further details?

  • Candidates interested in this opportunity should apply online no later than June 14, 2019;
  • We would like to thank everyone for their interest in ALS but only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted;

  • For the employee referral bonus program, this position is eligible for a Level B bonus award.

ALS is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment where the different strengths and perspectives of each employee are both recognized and valued. We therefore encourage applications from all individuals; particularly women, First nations, people with disabilities and visible minorities.

ALS also welcomes applications from people with all levels of ability. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

For more information on ALS Geochemistry, please go to To apply, please go to Kindly note that we are currently undergoing a systems migration so job postings will not be available on Please refer to to review our open opportunities and apply.

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