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This position will carry out various routine testing and analysis, following written work instructions under the direction of the Supervisor of a specific department.

This job description applies to employees working in the Digestion, Instrumentation, Party/Umpire, Warehouse, and Sample Reduction/Preparation departments.


• Duties may include: sample reception, sample identification, sample preparation, sample dilutions, setting up analytical batches and analysis, batch Quality Control, (the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).
• Ensure samples are logged into LIMS accurately and in a quick manner.
• Working knowledge of LIMS
• Ensure samples are catalogued and stored in an efficient and easily retrievable manner.
• Assists laboratory personnel in locating and retrieving of samples and also responsible for sample disposal or returning samples to clients.
• Calibration and set up of laboratory equipment prior to analysis.
• Maintain and record equipment calibrations.
• Preparation of standards and reagents.
• Interpreting and evaluating results.
• Monitor Equipment maintenance & laboratory supplies.
• Follow all company health, safety and environmental policies.
• Maintains a clean working environment.
• Follow all Quality system protocols, report discrepancies to the Supervisor.
• May be asked to work in other areas of the Geochemistry laboratory sections.
• May be assigned and coordinate special or ad hoc projects as needed

• A minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent) is required.
• A post secondary education (degree and/or diploma) in a Science related program (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science) is a strong asset.
• Must be able to work shifts (days, afternoons, nights and weekends) on a rotating schedule.
• Good hand/eye coordination when handling samples & lab equipment
• Must be comfortable with numerals in order to monitor data on a computer screen.
• 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 types of computer software (Word, Excel. PowerPoint & Outlook).
• Candidates must demonstrate 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.
• Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.

Additional Information

SGS offers market leading geochemical, metallurgical, oil sands, coal and trade services, from 15 locations across the country. Minerals Services is well positioned to serve the mining and energy sectors at every stage, from exploration all the way through to its environmental impact.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 95,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,400 offices and laboratories around the world.

For candidates who meet these pre-requisites, SGS offers a stimulating professional, environment and a very competitive compensation package.

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 jobs openings must be authorized to work in Canada.

SGS is the World's Leading Inspection, Testing, Verification & Certification Company

SGS Canada is an Employment Equity Employer

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