SGS North America
Laboratory Analyst - General Chemistry
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-South Brunswick Township Map
Posted: 12/12/2019
Closing: 01/11/2020
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description
Prepare and analyze samples with accuracy and precision in accordance to SGS’ analytical SOPs. Work independently and as part of a team to meet daily production targets and ensure hold times and turnaround times are met. Understand and apply basic analytical chemistry principles. Always follow safe laboratory practices and maintain a safe working environment.

Directly reports to the lab group Team Leader

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Prepare and analyze samples according to SGS’ analytical SOPs using instrumentation specific to the department and analytical methodologies
• Perform analytical measurements that are both accurate and precise
• Work independently and as part of a team to meet daily production targets and ensure hold times and turnaround times are met
• Understand and apply basic analytical chemistry principles.
• Make standards and reagents as required and document work appropriately.
• Use and update LIMS to track and manage workload.
• Follow safe practices and maintain a safe working environment.
• Work with the Department Supervisor to manage work load
• Apply technical judgment to determine potential problems for samples
• Calibrate instrumentation
• Process and report analytical results
• Update and load work into LIMS. Use LIMS for appropriate background information.
• Use technical judgment to determine the appropriate analytical approach for various sample matrices
• Appropriately use lab applications.
• Track instrument quality control.
• Appropriately follow safety, operational integrity and quality control requirements for the work that is done.

Job requirements
• A degree or diploma in a science field with relevant lab classes or equivalent experience
• Environmental laboratory experience a plus

• Language Skills: English
• Must be able to perform analytical measurements that are both accurate and precise
• Must have the ability to read and follow documented procedures, SOPs, safety rules, and operating and maintenance instructions
• Knowledge and understanding of basic analytical chemistry principles
• Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Some analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are a requirement of this position. Must have some understanding of process and workflow
• Manual dexterity required. Must be able to perform some repetitive tasks with accuracy and precision
• Computer Skills: The ability to use common software (i.e. Excel, Word, Outlook, LIMS) is required
• Experience with LIMS an asset
• Exhibits high levels of energy and enthusiasm
• Demonstrates upmost level of integrity in all instances and shows respect towards others and towards company principles.
• Excellent time management skills which includes the ability to balance multiple projects concurrently (with different deadlines) and arrange the resources necessary to accomplish them.

• This job primarily operates in a laboratory environment. This role routinely uses lab equipment and computers

Physical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements:
• Stand - Constantly
• Move or traverse - Constantly
• Sit - Occasionally
• Use hands - Constantly
• Reach with hands and arms - Constantly
• Climb or balance - None
• Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - None
• Talk/hear - Constantly
• Taste/Smell - None
• Lift/carry/push or pull – None
• Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks 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.

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)


• Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm
• Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule
• Longer hours, evenings and/or weekend work will be necessary frequently as job duties demand

Environmental Conditions Requirements:
• Wet or humid (non-weather) conditions - None
• Work near moving mechanical parts – Occasionally
• Work in high, precarious places - None
• Fumes or airborne particles - Frequently
• Toxic or caustic chemicals - Frequently
• Outdoor weather conditions - None
• Extreme cold (non-weather) - None
• Extreme heat (non-weather) - None
• Risk of electrical shock - None
• Work with explosives - None
• Risk of radiation - None
• Vibration - None
• Bio-hazard - Frequently

Laboratory Analyst - General Chemistry