SGS North America
Seed Protein Technician - Brookings, SD
At a glance
Location: US-SD-Brookings Map
Posted: 08/26/2019
Closing: 09/25/2019
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
SGS North America
Job 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 90,000 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.

SGS's Agriculture and Food services provide clients what they want: end-to-end supply chain services that reduce risk, ensure quality and improve productivity while providing consumers assurance of safety and quality at every stage.
Job Summary:This is a full time position located in our Brookings, SD facility and will be processing and analyzing samples in the Seed Protein laboratory. 
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate samples for electrophoresis testing
  • Process and evaluate ELISA and Electrophoresis testing samples.
  • Perform PCR testing and seed health as needed.
  • Run and analyze gels for genetic trait purity or hybrid verification, scoring gels for selfs, off-types and variants.
  • Prepare solutions, gels and samples for ELISA and Electrophoresis testing.
  • Maintain inbred and hybrid library
  • Maintain equipment and consumables for testing
  • Testing aspects may include genetic, trait and seed health areas.
  • Improvement areas involve efficiency, accuracy and scope of testing services that add value to the client and company
  • Insure quality and confidentiality of client and company information and take an active role in updating Quality System
  • Maintain quality protocols for testing area and implement preventative practices.
Job requirements

Education and Required Skills:
  • Degree in Agriculture or Biological Sciences required
  • Experience in gel electrophoresis, including PCR, PAGE, or IEF desired
  • Experience in corn isozyme testing is highly desired
  • Must be able to solve problems and implement preventative practices
  • Must have excellent communication skills and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Excellent time management skills needed to balance multiple projects and changing priorities

Additional Information:
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 receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability. 

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Seed Protein Technician - Brookings, SD