SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised 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.
The Laboratory Technician's primary responsibility is to provide support to laboratory staff as needed in all areas of laboratory operations. The laboratory technician will report to the general manager and/or operations manager for their daily assignment. The needs of the laboratory will change on a daily basis, as will the laboratory technician's role. Laboratory Technicians may be responsible for, but are not limited to, preparing samples for % solids; pulling samples out of storage for analysis; scanning raw data for report generation, assisting sample receiving with unpacking and labeling samples; cleaning and organizing areas of the lab; assisting laboratory departments with heavy workloads; preparing sample kits for clients; or packing samples for subcontracting.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Prepare or read samples for solids analysis.
Pull and organize samples out of storage for analysis.
Prepare samples for drying or grinding.
Scan raw data for reporting purposes.
Assisting sample receiving with unpacking/labeling/storing samples.
Clean and organize laboratory areas.
Assist laboratory departments with heavy workloads.
Prepare sample kits for clients.
Pack samples for subcontracting and shipping.
Follow all SGS Safety, Ethics and Quality practices.
Participate in staff meetings and safety trainings.
Read, understand and perform all applicable laboratory SOPs as written.
Maintain all required documentation with accuracy and clarity.
SUPERVISION Receive assignments, guidance, and oversight with respect to general objectives; in the majority of tasks and projects assigned, determine methods, work sequence, scheduling, and how to achieve objectives of assignments; operate within specific policy guidelines.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
No experience required.
Some college science coursework.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively before employees of organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Proficient personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
The ability to separate emotional feelings from the real issues at hand. The ability to legitimately and objectively challenge the substance of our beliefs and biases of our observations.
The ability to meet commitments made to yourself and others, keeping the promises you make, and acknowledging and accepting the choices you have made, the actions you have taken, and the results they have led to.
The ability to write and speak effectively using appropriate convention based on the situation; actively listens to others, asks questions to verify understanding, and uses tact and consideration when delivering feedback to others.
Demonstrate responsiveness and adaptability following change initiatives, and demonstrates ongoing support for change efforts.
Understand and comprehend information, as well as find application and value from new knowledge.
Methodical and efficient in structuring tasks to be accomplished.
The ability to demonstrate a series of activities designed to enhance the level of customer satisfaction.
Writes and speaks effectively based on the psychological, relational, situation, environmental and cultural dynamics within the situation
Identifies and resolves issues timely by gathering and analyzing information skillfully.
Uses time efficiently by prioritizing and planning work activities.
Demonstrates upmost level of integrity in all instances, and shows respect towards others and towards company principles.
Shares key information with others involved in a project or effort, works in harmony to accomplish objectives, responds with enthusiasm to directives, and shows support for departmental and organizational decisions.
Sets high standards and measures of excellence to ensure quality assurance in every aspect of work performed.
Takes personal responsibility and ownership for adhering to all company policies and procedures while also completing work timely and in accordance with performance expectations.
Ascending or descending stairs, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms
Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
Ascending or descending ladders using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
Bending legs downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
Moving about on foot to accomplish task, particularly for long distances.
Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving object horizontally from position to position.
Substantial movements (motion) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers in a repetitive manner.
Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.
Indoor laboratory environment with adequate ventilation.
Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)
Work near moving mechanical parts
Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
Flexible work schedule. Some long days when demand is high and shorter days when demand is low.