SGS North America
Laboratory Technician (Chemistry)
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-Fairfield Map
Posted: 10/16/2021
Closing: 11/15/2021
Degree: 2 Year Degree
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

Company Description  

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Job Description  

As a Laboratory Technician, under general supervision, performs laboratory tests to determine the performance, chemical, and/or physical composition of consumer products.

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

  • Performs routine laboratory testing, following the relevant company’s Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) and methods. Validate performance on methods as required.
  • This position conducts sample preparation, extractions, and digestion of various organic and inorganic substances for consumer product testing purposes.
  • Perform extractions in order to prepare samples for instrumentation.
  • Digests samples to support testing needs.
  • Coordinates samples submitted for Chemistry testing by the Central Processing team.
  • Confirms that the samples submitted are enough to perform the required/requested testing
  • Test to applicable standards (ASTM, CSPA, ISO, SSC, etc.) and customer-specific protocols.
  • Determines the type of testing based on the appropriate guidelines and regulations.
  • Demonstrates good and safe work habits and enforces a clean working environment.
  • Accurately complete and maintain all laboratory reports.
  • May also have prep or field responsibilities, as required by business needs. 
  • May be required to receive, sort, log client samples into the database, and prepare sample labels.
  • May be required to archive, return, or dispose of client samples as per the established procedure.
  • Perform daily, weekly, and monthly Quality Assurance/Quality Control checks on equipment.
  • Assist in keeping inventory of laboratory chemicals and equipment necessary for the day to day functioning of the laboratory and in compiling a list of supplies to be ordered when needed.
  • Assists in calibration/verification tasks and other ISO 17025 related activities. 
  • Ensure all personal protective equipment (PPE) relevant for tasks are worn at all times.
  • Adheres to internal standards, policies, and procedures
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



  • Associates Degree in Chemistry or related scientific disciplines preferred
  • 3 plus years working in a lab setting with experience following strict safety standards, or equivalent education and experience 


  • Bachelor’s Degree in related scientific disciplines 
  • Language Skills: English - Basic level required, Intermediate preferred
  • Mathematical Skills: Basic level required, Intermediate preferred 
  • Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level preferred
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, and Word) - Basic user proficiency required
  • Ability to work independently under the direct supervision
  • Ability to execute detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
  • Ability to read and understand documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Ability to follow directions to ensure the end results are accurate and completed with the required timeframe

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 as 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 callback.  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.

Laboratory Technician (Chemistry)