Sample Reception Coordinator-Port Hope Depot.

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Date: Nov 13, 2022

Location: Port Hope, Ontario, CA

Company: Bureau Veritas



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, Bureau Veritas Laboratories might be the place for you!


Imagine being surrounded by the brightest minds in the industry


Bureau Veritas is looking for a


Sample Reception Coordinator – Port Hope Depot


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 Sample Reception Coordinator, your main responsibilities are:


  • Greet all clients in a friendly, positive manner
  • Receive all external client samples and fill out required fields on the Chain of Custody form
  • Review the Chain of Custody for accuracy and ensure correct regulatory sampling criteria is counted for
  • Unpack samples and organize them according to analytical requirements
  • Handle all incoming samples with caution
  • Check packages for shipping labels and any physical damage
  • Scan incoming samples with the Ludlum 9DP ion chamber survey meter to ensure dose rate <5 micro Sieverts/hour
  • Contact RSO (Radiation Safety Officer) if dose rate ≥ 5 micro Sieverts/hour
  • Ensure the radiation survey meter Ludlum 9DP is in working condition all the time. Prior to usage, check calibration date, battery and check for any physical damage
  • Perform weekly radioactive contamination survey at specific locations in the depot using filter paper and forward them to the RSO
  • Ensure proper sample containers and preservatives are submitted according to analytical requirements
  • Ensure client samples are entered into LIMS and approved in a timely manner according to sample holding time, test code, due date, and / or received date
  • Ensure all required samples are redirected as required
  • Communicate rushes and short holding times submissions to the main lab
  • Prepare bottle orders requests and coordinate delivery of bottle orders
  • Provide support to the Campobello Sample Reception, Entry and Bottle Prep teams
  • Ensure accuracy of results and data entry
  • Recognize routine and non-routine problems and escalate to the Supervisor
  • Ensure supply inventories are maintained
  • Proactively ensure overall satisfaction of regional client base including communication to project management and supervisor as appropriate
  • Work closely with project management staff to grow BV Labs regional market share with existing and new clients
  • Adhere to BV Labs quality systems QA/QC, SOP's and external accreditation requirements
  • Monitor/Calibrate the temperatures of fridges, thermometers and temperature guns
  • Adhere to BV Labs safety policies and maintain health and safety equipment
  • Conduct monthly health and safety inspections and report any irregularities
  • Attend regular team meetings to share Corporate and departmental information, and to communicate and share ideas
  • Work in a team environment and demonstrate a positive approach
  • Demonstrate refined problem solving, decision making and conflict resolution skills
  • Ensure "Good Housekeeping" standards are met or exceeded
  • Maintain training records and proficiency in all aspects of the role
  • Obtain certification on Transport of Dangerous Goods regulations including Class 7 (Radioactive Material) to ensure safe transportation and proper classification and labeling of chemicals
  • Attend presentations given by technical staff about new regulations or emerging science
  • Maintain facility equipment and contact maintenance when necessary
  • Help out in other departments when required and take part in cross training


You are the ideal Sample Reception Coordinator, if you have: 

  • A post-secondary degree in the Sciences, preferably chemistry or environmental related and/or equivalent experience
  • Experience in a laboratory environment is considered an asset
  • Knowledge on environmental regulatory guidelines and proper field sampling techniques
  • Ability to lift up to 40 pounds
  • Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) as well as good computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)
  • Energetic personality that can work independently in a multi-tasking fast paced environment
  • Strong ability to work independently as well as engage others when required in escalation of concerns to meet the client needs or to best manage client disappointments
  • Excellent organizational skills and detailed orientated
  • Ability to effectively interact with colleagues and provide coaching and mentoring when needed



Bureau Veritas is a world leader in testing, inspection and certification services.


When we look at Bureau Veritas, we want to see a reflection of the communities in which we work.  Inclusion is about actively involving every employee’s ideas, knowledge, perspectives, approaches and styles to maximize business success.  Inclusion is about attracting new talent who will bring more diversity to our workforce, with differences in culture, professional backgrounds and beliefs.


  1. purpose: shaping a world of trust.


Guaranteeing quality, ensuring Health and Safety, mitigating risks and improving performance as well as environmental protection and social responsibility … This is what Bureau Veritas is about, truly believing that it contributes to bettering society. 


Blending performance & integrity, with ambition & humility, responsibility & openness, we are proud that our people leave a mark on what they do.


We respect our people and believe in our talents. 


We empower them to leave their mark, working as a team for the benefit of our 400,000 clients across 140 countries.


We believe that leaving a mark is a true challenge and opportunity for every one of us, a sign of trust and impact, a bond with the future, a proof of growth and development. 


Being part of the BV family, is more than just working, it’s being convinced that you will Leave your mark…. in shaping a world of trust.


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