Photo Lab Assistant

Job Description


Description of position:
Print photos and produce in-lab products at mini-lab. Assist members in ordering photolab items, process register transactions. Take ID pictures. Refill equipment, including mixing and handling of chemistry. Stock supplies. Do maintenance on equipment. Maintain safety and cleanliness of the lab.

Daily tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assist members with placing orders and provide prompt and courteous member service.
  • Drive the “top-line”. With the help of Benchmarks, sell, cross-sell, up-sell all photo Lab items to members.
  • Ring up orders. Receive accurate payment, make change, process cheques, credit and debit charges according to proper procedures for paperwork and performance of duties.
  • Run and plot control strips and perform quality control prior to any production. Print and make adjustment to photos on printer(s) and make CD/DVD on burner, check screen to monitor progress and to follow standards for quality and consistency of product. Load paper and mix chemistry according to proper procedures. Produce any in-lab products.
  • Package finished photo and/or products, file under member last name initial for pick-up.
  • Prepare and process Ink Refill orders, where available.
  • Take ID photo in a professional manner, assist member to pose for the picture. Produce the ID photo according to specifications.
  • Handle all out-lab products according to proper procedures.
  • Monitor and maintain documentation for silver recovery process and send off sample for analysis on a timely manner, change the silver recovery columns and prepare them for shipping.
  • Stock department supplies.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on machines and coordinates repairs.
  • Clean department by spraying, wiping and mopping. Empty trash, operate trash compactor and cardboard bailer.

Non-Essential Functions and Tasks:

  • Assists in other areas of the warehouse as necessary.

Qualifications (Costco-specific or industry-specific skills that candidates must possess):

  • Education/Training: High School Diploma or GED preferred.
  • Licenses/Certifications: None.
  • Experience: Candidates with photo developing or photographic experience will be given preference over other candidates.
  • Knowledge/Skills: Must pass the following tests; Colour (2), Windows proficiency and Photographic and Digital knowledge.
  • Other:         

Knowledge and talents recommended for job success:
NOTE: For postings in Quebec locations, candidates must be able to communicate in French (oral and written).