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Laboratory Technician

Company: SGS
Location: Harrogate
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

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 world.


Job Description

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.

Job Functions

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 equipment.
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 procedure.
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 environment.
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 business needs.
Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.



High School diploma or equivalent
No experience required, unless required by state law

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 Identification Card).
May be required to obtain 24-hour surface Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) certificate, training is available through SGS.

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Language Skills: Intermediate English required, Advanced preferred
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 proficiency preferred
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 standardized situations
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 phones.
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 needed.

Work Schedule
Incumbent to have flexible schedule, including overnight, weekends and holidays.
Position requires occasional overtime.

Additional Information

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 required.

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.

Keywords: SGS, Knoxville , Laboratory Technician, Healthcare , Harrogate, Tennessee

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