Posted on: November 22, 2021
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing, and
certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark
for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees SGS
operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around
The Laboratory Technician under immediate supervision performs
routine laboratory tests to determine chemical and physical
characteristics or composition of solid, liquid, or gaseous
materials for such purposes as quality control, process control, or
product development by performing the following duties.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Performs routine laboratory testing, following relevant company's
Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and methods.
Prepares a representative subsample from client sample that meets
specific requirements using defined methods (Dry, Crush, Pulverize,
Pressure Filter, Mix, Riffle Split, etc.).
Weighs and digest samples for analysis, using relevant
May completes and maintain laboratory reports.
Receives, sorts and logs client samples into the data base, and
prepares samples' labels.
Archives, returns, or disposes of client samples as per established
Prepares monthly composites.
May performs daily, weekly, and monthly Quality Assurance/Quality
Control checks on equipment.
Demonstrates good and safe work habits and enforces a clean working
Performs general upkeep and housekeeping of the laboratory.
Ensures all equipment and containers are organized and cleaned
before and after use.
Ensures all personal protective equipment (PPE) relevant for tasks
is worn as required.
Ensures compliance with all required local and federal safety
processes and procedures.
May also have preparation or field responsibilities, as required by
Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent
No experience required, unless required by state law
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS
A valid and current Driver's license may be required if the role
requires driving a company vehicle.
May be required to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Worker
May be required to obtain 24-hour surface Mine Safety and Health
Administration (MSHA) certificate, training is available through
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Language Skills: Intermediate English required, Advanced
Mathematical Skills: Basic required, Intermediate preferred
Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level required, uses
logical and practical approach to solve problems
Computer Skills: MS Office (Word, Excel) - Intermediate user
Ability to effectively communicate (in writing or verbally),
presenting information individually or in small group situations to
internal or external customers
Ability to follow directions ensuring the end results are accurate
and completed with the required timeframe
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to work independently and under moderate supervision
Team player attitude, customer care focus
No travel required.
This job operates in a laboratory environment. This role routinely
uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and
This role routinely uses sample prep equipment that may include Jaw
Crusher, Bowl & Disc Pulverizing Mills, Pressure Filters, Riffle
Splitters, Compressed Air.
This role routinely uses laboratory equipment/instruments that may
include Bottle-top Dispensers, Eppendorf Pipettes, Balances, Muffle
Furnace, Sulfur Analyzer, Compressed gases, and ICP-OES as
Incumbent to have flexible schedule, including overnight, weekends
Position requires occasional overtime.
SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire,
train, and promote persons in all job classifications without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability,
age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetics, status a s a protected veteran, or any other
characteristics protected by law.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without
reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are
representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive
statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements, but a
general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts
the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to this job at any time.
If you are applying for a position within the United States and you
have difficulty completing the on-line employment application
because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance
and leave a message. You will receive a call back. Please note,
this phone number is not for general employment information, but is
only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a
position due to a disability.
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