SGS North America
Laboratory Technician - Metals
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-South Brunswick Township Map
Posted: 11/17/2019
Closing: 12/16/2019
Degree: 4 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

Position Summary

Be able to perform instrumentalanalyses in the lab using a variety of types of software.  Be able tomonitor and judge data.  Be able to make standards and reagents anddocument work completely.  Be able to do more complex LIMS updating andloading functions and use LIMS to obtain sample and job information.  Beable to understand underlying chemical principles.  Be able to handleinstrument maintenance and some basic troubleshooting skills.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Calibrate, analyze, and judge samples using instrumental techniques.
  • Update and load work into LIMS.  Use LIMS for appropriate background information.
  • Apply technical judgment to determine if data reanalysis is needed.  
  • Appropriately use lab applications. 
  • Track instrument quality control.
  • Appropriately follow safety, ethics, and quality control requirements for the work that is done.

Immediatesupervision: receive close supervision related to specific work activities,assignments, methods, etc; usually receive frequent surveillance over jobactivities; instructions are detailed and assignments are typical short-term.

Job requirements
  • Bachelor Degree (BA/BS) or equivalent in Chemistry, Environmental Science, or a related field from four year college or technical school.
  • No prior experience necessary, but laboratory and/or environmental experience 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 and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume, and   distance.
  • 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 computer skills.
  • 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.
  • The knowledge and ability to use computers and technology efficiently and effectively.
  • 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
  • Air contamination (i.e., dust, fume, smoke, toxic conditions, disagreeable odors)
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals
  • Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic).
  • Regular work schedule.
  • Minimal travel.
  • 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.

Qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion,national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.


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Laboratory Technician - Metals