SGS North America
Sample ReceptionTechnician
At a glance
Location: US-NJ-South Brunswick Township Map
Posted: 10/27/2019
Closing: 11/26/2019
Degree: High School
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job description

TheSample Reception Technician’s primary responsibility is to enter sample IDs andrequired tests from the  chains ofcustody (COCs) into LIMS in a complete and accurate manner.

The Sample Reception Technician’s will alsoreceive and document samples and chains of custody (COCs) in a complete andaccurate manner and check integrity of all aspects of sample receipt. TheSample Login Technician will provide numbers to COCs according to a sequentialjob numbering system and designate sample ID numbers to each individual sampleor sample set.

The Sample Reception Technician willassign and relocate samples to specific shelf locations in the appropriate coldstorage (walk-in refrigerators) or ambient locations by analysis anddepartment. Computer generated bottle records with volumes, workgroups,preservatives and locations are created, including bar code identifiers.

The COCs will be distributed to theappropriate management staff in the case of rush jobs or short holding timeprojects.

The Sample Reception Technician is alsoresponsible for removing historical samples from completed jobs and assigningthe samples for disposal.

The Sample Reception Technician may berequired to answer telephone inquiries or requests for bottleware, volumes, andcourier pickups.

   REPORTING LINE Directly reports to Sample Management Manager  JOB FUNCTIONS

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

•      Receive sample coolers andcontainers and document the receipt

•      Some sample containers of varioussizes (250ml, 500ml, 1000ml, etc.) will be required to be opened and checkedfor adequate preservation. Note: Preservation check is for aqueous samplesonly. No solvents, liquids, or malodorous samples are tested in this fashion.

•      Create bottle records, generatebottle labels, and label samples.

•      Transfer samples to and from cold orambient storage areas.

•      Maintain all required documentationwith accuracy and clarity.

•      Provide communications regardingsample information to laboratory departments.

•      Communicate with clients regardingrequests.

•      Adheres to internal standards, policies andprocedures.

•      Performs other duties as assigned.

Job requirements


•      High School Diploma


•      Associates/Bachelorsdegree in a science field.

•      Laboratoryexperience


•        Language Skills: English

•        Mathematical Skills:Intermediate

•        Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate

•        Computer Skills: Knowledgeof Outlook, Excel, Word and Adobe as well as navigating software.


•        No travel required.



•        This job operates in aprofessional office environment. This role routinely uses standard officeequipment such as computers and phones.

•        This role utilizes theuse of a pH meter occasionally.

Sample ReceptionTechnician