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ALS USA Inc./ALS Canada Ltd. GC/MS Chemist in Fort Collins, Colorado

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. ALS provides a diversified line of independent analytical services to a wide range of top-tier customers in the pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, environmental, and food industries. Our diverse laboratories perform routine and specialty analytical testing for compliance, safety, certification and verification purposes.

General Accountability:

The primary purpose of this position is to analyze samples using GC/MS methodologies (8260 and 8000 series methods) and to review data for release to clients. Assistance with maintenance of instruments and in the development of new methods or modifications to procedures will also be required.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Analyze sample following method 8260.

  • Document activities and report results in a concise and accurate manner.

  • Evaluate, approve, and analyze the results of QC samples.

  • Identify and report quality problems to the supervisor or QA department.

  • Perform routine instrument maintenance procedures.

  • Import data in to LIMS.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Possess a general knowledge of organic chemistry fundamentals; ability to understand terminology and principals in order to comply with analytical methods.

  • Possess strong computer skills with knowledge in Excel and Microsoft Word; significant experience with ChemStation and the ability to learn our laboratory information management system in a timely manner.

  • Ability to multi-task, organized, detail oriented, and possesses excellent problem solving capabilities; will have good time management capabilities and be able to work independently of supervision.

  • Ability to take ownership for meeting goals and objectives; willing to be accountable for own decisions, and willing to give 100%. Able to look for new ways to accomplish objectives.

  • Proficient English verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate well with staff, management and clients in a professional manner.

Required Qualifications:

  • 4 year degree in a scientific field (chemistry, biology, etc.) or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 2+ years GC or GC/MS (preferred) experience in a production laboratory.

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 the telephone;

  • Significant amounts of overtime and weekend work will be required based on work load.

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"

ALS is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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ID: 2020-8678

External Company Name: ALS Environmental

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Street: Fort Collins

OFCCP Compliance: ALSENV