Preparation Technician at SGS North America Inc.

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

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Location: South Holland, Illinois

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 than94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description

The Preparation Technician is responsible for proper preparation of mineral samples for analysis in accordance with all applicable standards and company procedures.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Works under general supervision, expected to perform job functions independently.
• Prepares mineral samples (i.e., coal, iron ore, limestone, petroleum coke, etc.) by crushing samples in accordance with required published standards, using various sample crusher models.
• Transfers and labels samples, identifying date, and associated paperwork.
• Files and locates samples.
• Performs routine and preventive maintenance on all preparation equipment.
• Accurately records all data associated with the preparation of samples.
• Ensures all equipment and containers are organized and cleaned before and after use.
• Ensures all personal protective equipment (PPE) relevant for tasks is worn at all times.
• Ensures compliance with all required local and federal safety processes and procedures.
• May assist and train Junior staff members as needed.
• May also have Field Operation or Laboratory responsibilities, as required by business needs.
• Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• High School or equivalent
• 1+ year working in industrial/lab/field setting with experience following strict safety standards

• High School or equivalent
• 3+ year working in industrial/lab/field setting with experience following strict safety standards
• 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.
• Local day travel may be required.