Lab Assistant

Maxxam Analytics

Company :  Maxxam Analytics
Location :  BC, Canada
Job Type :  Full-time
Job Status :  Permanent
Do you believe in the power of teamwork and sharing ideas? Do you take pride in delivering exceptional quality and service with everything you do? Do you seek out ideas for improving the status quo? If you want to make a difference and love being surrounded by the best and the brightest, Maxxam might be the place for you!

Imagine being surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry.

Maxxam Analytics, the largest privately owned analytical laboratory network in Canada, is looking for an


Join our talented team of experts in the scientific field to advance your technical knowledge and advance your career. Every day we go above and beyond to deliver innovative solutions to help our clients make important decisions that directly impact the community and the environment.

As a LAB ASSISTANT, your main responsibilities are:
Reviews LIMS summary reports to plan and organize daily work
Follows Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) when conducting work
Performs sample preparation and procedures prior to analyses
Performs some basic testing procedures
Performs routine operational maintenance/verification for support equipment.
Identifies any non-routine samples and seek guidance on procedures for handling
Meets quality and TAT specifications required by the client and ensure samples are analyzed within holding time requirements
Identifies and communicates procedural non conformances to Supervisor
Employs proper laboratory techniques to minimize risk of mislabeling, sample mix-up and cross contamination between samples and other materials
Provides general lab support including but not limited to prepare sample blanks, sort and distribute samples, archive and dispose dated samples, acid-base neutralization, and solvent waste disposal.
Provides supervisor with updates on workstation status including advance notification of any delays.
Adheres to Maxxam Code of Ethics Policy
Supports and complies with all Maxxam policies, Quality System and Health & Safety program
Participates, when requested in department and health and safety meetings
Participates, when requested in internal and external audits
Keeps work area clean, neat and organized
Maintains training records and relevant qualifications
Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned by Senior Staff

You are the ideal LAB ASSISTANT if:
Post secondary school education or equivalent experience
Positive outlook with a ability to work in a fast paced environment
Good time-management, communication, multi-tasking and priority setting skills
Ability to be adaptable and flexible to a changing environment
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Detail orientated & good record keeping skills
Ability to accurately follow Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and instructions
Ability to learn quickly

We are more than a lab. Maxxam is a science company that delivers value through its people. Founded over 40 years ago, Maxxam is the leader in analytical services and solutions to the Petroleum, Environmental, Food Science & Safety and DNA industries. For all the differences across our lines of businesses, we share a strong and unified foundation; we live our values of integrity, collaboration, innovation, and performance. These values drive our behaviour every day. We process over 2.2 million samples and produce 38 million test results every year, and our customers can rely on our results to make critical decisions with confidence.
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