Laboratory Technician, Jr. - Part TIme
Company: SGS North America
Posted on: January 16, 2022
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 - SUMMARY
The Junior 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
Directly reports to a Supervisor, Laboratory or a Manager,
Dotted reporting line - none
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.
Supervises others: No
Has hiring and terminating responsibilities: No
Number of employees directly reporting to this job: 0 Supervisory
Employees, 0 Non-Supervisory Employees
Qualifications - EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School diploma or equivalent
No experience required, unless required by state law
Water lab only:
Where required by state law, Post-secondary degree in science, or
minimum 1 year supervised water testing experience.
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
PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOB
Physical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements:
Stand - Constantly
Move or traverse - Constantly
Sit - Occasionally
Use hands - Constantly
Reach with hands and arms - Frequently
Climb or balance - Occasionally
Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - Occasionally
Talk/hear - Frequently
Taste/Smell - none
Lift/carry/push or pull - Frequently
Lift/carry/push or pull - up to 50 pounds
Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches/50 centimeters or less)
Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet/6 meters or more)
Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up
and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given
Depth perception (three-dimension vision, ability to judge distance
and three-dimensional relationships)
Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an
object into sharp focus)
Ability to see color may be required
Must be able to hear equipment operating, alarms sounding, traffic,
Safety Critical: Has a high exposure to a catastrophic operational
incident; has a direct role in operations where failure could
result in serious harm to public or employee well-being, Group
assets, or the environment; and has no direct or very limited
supervision available to provide operational checks.
WORK CONDITIONS / EXPOSURE TO ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
Environmental Conditions Requirements :
Wet or humid (non-weather) conditions -Occasionally
Work near moving mechanical parts - Frequently
Work in high, precarious places - Occasionally
Fumes or airborne particles - Frequently
Toxic or caustic chemicals - Occasionally
Outdoor weather conditions - Occasionally
Extreme cold (non-weather) - None
Extreme heat (non-weather) - None
Risk of electrical shock - Occasionally
Work with explosives - None
Risk of radiation - None
Vibration - Frequently
Bio-hazard - None
Noise level: keep the highest that applies
Other Physical/Work Environmental Exposures:
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 as a
protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by
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
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
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