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Laboratory Technician Environmental

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Testing & Laboratory
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047896 Requisition #

Type of employment: Temporary (6 months contract), Shift work (days, afternoons, nights and weekends)
Business Line: SGS Environment, Health and Safety
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 Laboratory Technician:

  • Duties may include: sample reception, sample identification, sample preparation, sample dilutions, setting up analytical batches and analysis, batch Quality Control, approving and releasing results to the data centre and filing of lab results/data.
  • Ensure samples are logged into LIMS accurately and in a quick manner.
  • 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 his/her Supervisor.
  • May be asked to work in other areas of the Environmental Services laboratory sections.
  • 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 post secondary education (degree and/or diploma) in a Science related program (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science) is a strong asset.
  • A minimum of 1 - 3 years of experience in a laboratory setting is a strong asset.
  • Previous experience using a variety of laboratory instrumentation is a strong asset.
  • Good hand/eye coordination when handling samples & lab equipment.
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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