Sample Prep Technician (Environmental)
Element Materials Technology
Lloydminster, AB
Overview
Element has an opportunity for a Sample Prep Technician (Environmental). Operating under the supervision of the Operations Manager, this position is responsible for preparing samples for analysis in a timely and efficient manner, as well as disposing of outdated samples, maintaining order in sample storage.

Responsibilities
Perform sample preparation required for analysis
Monitor and dispose of outdated samples
Assist log in with receiving and unpacking of client samples
Assist shipping with preparation of samples for transportation
Input results into Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
Clean glassware as specified in the test method
Maintain good housekeeping at all times to ensure a clean and safe work environment
Request supplies and consumables in advance of requirement by recording needed items in order book
Train new staff in test methods and procedures
Follow the Quality System as documented in the Quality Manual
General duties as directed by the team leader or lab manager
Sample prep personal have the authority and responsibility to:
Prepare samples for analysis in a timely and efficient manner
Dispose of outdated samples, maintaining order in sample storage
Strict adherence to the corporate Quality System
Perform test methods as documented
Clean and maintain gas cylinders
Maintain a clean and safe work environment; comply with all rules and responsibilities as outlined under the corporate Health and Safety Policy and Procedures
Work with trainees until approval of trainees demonstrated competence is documented
Maintain training records, resumes and CVs
Seek out their direct supervisor if they are unsure of any job duties or tasks as per the structure shown in the organizational chart
Skills / Qualifications
High school diploma with related experience.
On The Job Training Required: Quality System Training, WHMIS/Safety Training, LIMS Operation Training
Proficient in preparation procedures
Understand and follow test methods
Effective time management
Knowledge of disposal protocols
Organizational skills
Knowledge of transportation requirements
Proficient in the LIMS applications
Basic knowledge of PC applications
Knowledge of cleaning procedures
Demonstrate familiarity with glassware cleaning specified in the test methods
Knowledge of laboratory safety practices
Knowledge of supply levels and ordering process
Technical knowledge of test methods
Effective communication skills
Knowledge of the Quality System with the ability to interpret and implement Quality Manual
Company Overview
We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.

We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.

Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.

Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.

We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers
When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY. We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement
At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.

All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.