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Testing & Laboratory
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046903 Requisition #

Type of employment: Temporary (1 year contract)
Business Line: SGS Minerals- Geochemistry
Reporting to: Laboratory Supervisor

About SGS:

Make an impact with SGS! With more than 97,000 employees and 2,600 offices and laboratories across the world, SGS is a silent force working hard behind the scenes to deliver quality and integrity to businesses across nine industries. As the world’s leader in providing inspection, verification, testing and certification services, Forbes ranked the SGS Group as one of the world’s top multinationals and one of the world’s most innovative companies. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has also recognized the SGS Group for its sustainability processes. In Canada, SGS employs over 2,000 team members across 70 locations.

A day in the life of an SGS Fire Assay Technician:

  • Perform Fire Assay techniques, such as fluxing, fusing, and cupelling samples according to written procedures.
  • Setting up analytical batches.
  • Calibration and set up of equipment prior to analysis.
  • Maintain and record equipment calibrations.
  • Interpret and evaluate all results.
  • Carries out routine equipment maintenance under the direction of his/her supervisor.
  • Other duties include: maintaining Quality Control and production documentation, submitting samples to the wet laboratory, proper disposal of crucibles, cupels and fire assay lead wastes.
  • Inspecting samples, crucibles, buttons, and beads to ensure that Fire Assaying was done correctly.
  • Follow all Quality system protocols, reports discrepancies to Supervisor and Quality Assistant.
  • Maintains a clean working environment.
  • Follow all company health, safety and environmental policies.
  • This position will require periodic blood testing for lead exposure or other chemicals on an ongoing basis.
  • May be asked to work in other areas of the Geochemistry laboratory sections when required.
  • May be assigned and coordinate special or ad hoc projects as needed.

Ideal Candidate:

•A minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent) is required.
•A minimum of 1 – 3 years of experience in a Fire Assay related field is preferred.
•Previous experience in a laboratory setting using a variety of geochemical instrumentation is a strong asset.
•Good hand/eye coordination when handling samples & lab equipment.
•Must use good judgment to identify and resolve problems on the job. When in difficulty refer problems to his/her supervisor for resolution.
•Intermediate level of creativity required in solving routine problems.
•Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.
•Able to work well under pressure during high (peak) work loads and balancing conflicting demands of high volume versus the quality of results.
•Candidates must be proficient in using various type of computer software (Word, Excel, etc.).
•Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
•Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills including grammar and composition.
•Ability to work well with others & independently.
•Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
•Works well under pressure.
•Extended hours and shiftwork may be required from time to time.
•Travel to other SGS locations may be required from time to time.
•Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.


Additional Information:

SGS Canada is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to achieving greater accessibility by providing accommodation for people with disabilities during our hiring process. Accommodations are available on request for qualified candidates during each stage of the recruitment process.

Please note that candidates applying for Canadian job openings should be authorized to work in Canada.

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