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Laboratory Technician

Company: SGS North America
Location: Huntington
Posted on: June 4, 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

SUMMARY

The Laboratory Technician, Juniorunder 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.

REPORTING LINE

Directly reports to a Supervisor, Laboratory or a Manager, Laboratory

Dotted reporting line - none

JOB FUNCTIONS

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs routine laboratory testing, following relevant companys Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) 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.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

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

Required:

High School diploma or equivalent

No experience required, unless required by state law

LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS

A valid and current Drivers 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

TRAVEL

No travel required.

EQUIPMENT

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.

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

Vision Requirement:

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 point)

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

Auditory Requirements:

Must be able to hear equipment operating, alarms sounding, traffic, telephones

SAFETY CATEGORY

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

Location of the Job: Huntington, Utah

Work Schedule:

Variable;will require incumbent to have flexible schedule, including overnight, weekends and holidays.

Position requires occasional overtime.

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

Moderate-Loud Noise

Other Physical/Work Environmental Exposures:

None


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 North America, Huntington , Laboratory Technician, Other , Huntington, West Virginia

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