Job Title:

Laboratory Technician ICP & Sample Preparation Digestion


A & L Canada Laboratories Inc.


London, ON

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Job Description

We are one of Canada's largest Agricultural and Environmental Laboratories located in London, Ontario. We provide reliable, comprehensive, and effective services for analytical testing.

A & L Canada Laboratories Inc. was formed in 1985 with the merger of Croptech Laboratories. The new corporation is a wholly owned Canadian subsidiary of A & L Canada Laboratories Inc., which consists of two analytical laboratories and sales regionally located throughout North America.

We are currently seeking organized, results-driven, high-energy, detailed-oriented, and committed individuals.

This role is responsible to ensure timely and quality results of the test; full implementation and compliance with the quality control program, adherence to all health & safety and lean programs to result in accurate, efficiently produced, reliable test results delivered on time for optimum customer satisfaction.


  • Follow standard bench top methodology and SOP’s to perform routine required processing of ICP samples assigned by the Laboratory Operation Manager.
  • Following the standard operating procedures (SOPs) related to sample preparation and ICP analysis, run the required samples within the turnaround matrix requirement.
  • Weigh out samples and conduct any quality control checks that are required in the run, as set out by the respective SOPs. Digest, dilute and filter all samples for analysis.
  • Process the control sample and standards as outlined by the Customer Service Team and Quality Control program, identify any out of range results and immediately consult the Laboratory Operations Manager.
  • Give the print out to the Laboratory Operation Manager upon completion of the sample run.
  • Perform routine required analyses on samples using required instrumentation and various methods as necessary to support production turnaround times.
  • Adhere to quality control program requirements for assigned sample processing.
  • Comply with the quality program requirements e.g. standard operating procedures (SOPs) as related to your job duties.
  • Ensure proper methodologies and GLP are consistently adhered to, which ensures quality test results.
  • Maintain and clean ICP equipment (lines and trays and auto-sampler) are to be cleaned once a week. This is necessary to maximize the operation (less down time) of the equipment and to ensure the reliability/validity of the test results.
  • Follow all processes required to meet our accreditations applying corrective action where required.
  • Report any non-conformances immediately to the Laboratory Operations Manager.
  • Follow OHSA and A & L Health and Safety program requirements.
  • Ensure compliance with OHSA and A & L Health and Safety program requirements to support safety metrics.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a safe and clean laboratory work area.
  • Perform ad hoc duties and other assignments as requested by Senior Management.
  • Undertake assignments outside of the normal scope of this role as assigned by the Laboratory Operations Manager.
  • Fulfill personal development plans as outlined by the Laboratory Operations Manager.


If you meet the criteria for this position and would like to join a growing and forward-thinking company please send your resume in confidence today. Should you possess these qualifications, please forward your resume with Laboratory Technician ICP & Sample Preparation Digestion in the subject line or fax to: 519-457-2664. Absolutely no drop offs will be accepted.


Only those candidates selected will be contacted.

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity in the workplace. We are therefore happy to accommodate any individual needs in keeping with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If you require an accommodation in order to participate in the hiring process, please contact us to make your needs known in advance.

Quote Job Reference: 5194572575

Posted 2018-06-08

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