SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised 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.
The Receiving Technician's primary responsibility is to receive and document samples and chains of custody (COCs) in a complete and accurate manner and check integrity of all aspects of sample receipt. Receiving Technicians will provide job numbers for COCs according to a sequential job numbering system and designate sample ID numbers to each individual sample or sample set.
Receiving technicians must understand basic bottleware, preservation, and holding time requirements so that all problems with sample integrity upon receipt are clearly documented as Pnotes to Project Managers (PM).
Receiving Technicians will assign and relocate samples to specific shelf locations in the appropriate cold storage or ambient locations sorted by analysis, bottle type, preservative, or department. The technician will enter data into the bottle record database including volume, workgroup, preservative and location and labels with all pertinent information will be added to samples including bar code identifiers. COCs and samples will be distributed to the appropriate management staff in the case of rush jobs or short holding time tests.
Receiving Technicians are also responsible for creating subcontract sample shipments.
Some sample preparation techniques including immediate sample filtration and preservation may be required.
Receiving technicians are also required to answer telephone inquiries, and emails to answer PM or client questions, obtain information about jobs or samples, and address inquiries for bottleware, samples, courier pickups. When needed, receiving technicians may be asked to log samples into our LIMs system.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
- Receive sample coolers and containers and document the receipt.
- Assign numbers to COCs and distribute as needed.
- Create bottle records, generate bottle labels, and label samples.
- Transfer samples to and from cold or ambient storage areas.
- Create Problem Notes for COC non-conformance, breakage, or other problems
- Follow all SGS Safety, Ethics and Quality practices.
- Participate in staff meetings and safety training.
- Read, understand and perform all applicable laboratory SOPs as written.
- Maintain all required documentation with accuracy and clarity.
- Provide communications regarding sample information to laboratory departments and project managers.
- Communicate with clients regarding requests.
- High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
- Six months to one-year related experience and/or training preferred but not required.
- 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 solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, Outlook).
- Ascending or descending stairs, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms
- Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
- Ascending or descending ladders, scaffolding, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
- Moving about on foot to accomplish task, particularly for long distances.
- Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
- Substantial movements (motion) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers in a repetitive manner.
- The visual acuity required including color, depth perception and field of those who whose work includes the operation of trucks, forklifts, cranes and high lift equipment.
- Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily administrative nature.
- Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.
- Outdoors and indoor laboratory/office environment with adequate ventilation.
- Wet or humid conditions (non-weather)
- Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
- Flexible work schedule. Some long days when demand is high, and shorter days when demand is low.
- Minimal travel.
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.
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