SGS North America
Extractions Team Lead
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-South Brunswick Township Map
Posted: 06/27/2019
Closing: 07/26/2019
Degree: 2 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: At least 2 year(s)
SGS North America
Job description
Position SummaryThe function of the Extractions Team Leader is to oversee the daily operations of a team of people in the Extractions lab, under the guidance of a supervisor or manager. The team leader is responsible for monitoring and  tracking quality control and the appropriate use of lab applications. The team leader is responsible for the work in their team being completed safely, timely and in compliance with our Standard Operating Procedure (SOP).  Responsible for giving guidance to current employees as well as helping train new analysts. Also the team leader is to use technical judgment to determine potential problems. Essential Duties & Responsibilities 
  • Extract and judge samples using techniques as needed, both in a technician role and in support of your team.
  • Update work in LIMS.  Use LIMS for appropriate background information.  Ensure that members of your team also complete these tasks.
  • Apply technical judgment to determine potential problems for samples extracted by yourself or members of your team.
  • Appropriately use lab applications. 
  • Track quality control and assist with implementation of corrective actions.
  • Appropriately follow safety requirements for the work that is done and ensure that your team members are also following these requirements.  Immediately address safety problems as they arise in the lab (i.e. hood use, safety glasses, methylene chloride handling) to minimize exposure and maximize safe practices.
  • Appropriately follow ethics and quality control requirements for the work that is done and ensure that your team members are also following these requirements.  Keep supervisory and management teams informed of any potential problems.  
  • Assist with preparation of spiking solutions, surrogate solutions, and other special formulation solutions.
  • Schedule and monitor work of others in the lab in your team.
  • Provide judgment and guidance for on-going work in the lab.
  • Train new analysts to become production members of the team.
  • Provide information to supervisory and managerial staff as appropriate on instrumentation, production, and staff issues.
  • Keep production and morale up for your team.
 SUPERVISIONReceive very general guidance with respect to overall objectives; work is usually quite independent of others, but guided by supervisory or management personnel; operate within division or department policy guidelines using independent judgment in achieving assigned objectives.
Job requirements
  • Associates degree in a science field with relevant lab classes or equivalent experience.
  • Minimum two years direct lab experience, including experience in training  preferred.  
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or 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 apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Basic personal computer skills including electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, etc.
  • Experience with LIMS preferred.
  • 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.
  • Exhibits high levels of energy and enthusiasm.
  • Methodical and efficient in structuring tasks to be accomplished.
  • Demonstrates a sound working knowledge of current role and the technical systems, applications and equipment used in performing this role, and understands the impact this role has on other business functions within the organization.
  • Collaboration and Partnership: Encourages and embrace dialogue from team members, while anticipating and resolving conflicting differences by exploring mutually agreeable solutions.
  • Demonstrates effectiveness and flexibility with changing environments, responsibilities, tasks, and people.
  • Identifies and resolves issues timely by gathering and analyzing information skillfully.
  • Follows detailed procedures to ensure accuracy in the entry and reporting of data.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrates ability to make independent and sound decisions in all situations.
  • 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.
 Physical Demands
  • Moving about on foot to accomplish task for sustained periods of time.
  • Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • 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.
  • Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less)
  • Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more)
  • Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)
  • Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.
  • Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.
Work Environment
  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.
  • Work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Potential air contamination (i.e., dust, fume, smoke, toxic conditions, disagreeable odors)
  • Potential exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).
  • Regular work schedule.
  • 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, skill, and/or ability 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.
  • SGS is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.
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Extractions Team Lead