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Quality Control Laboratory Technician

Testing & Laboratory
045825 Requisition #
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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 Quality Control Laboratory Technician:

  • Provides specialized technical input during the pre; in-process and post stages of production where necessary and participates in the investigation for any quality related issues. 
  • Provides final Quality Control validation of all laboratory results and prepare the certificate of analysis. Normally this involves comparison and validation of results from different scheme codes. Takes corrective actions if results from different analysis are outside expected norms. 
  • Assist QC Supervisor or QC Chemist to resolve and investigate any QC issue. 
  • Assist in setting up Proficiency tests, tracks the work through the lab and provide QC validation of results. 
  • Ensures that expected due dates are met. Evaluates the published results of the tests and recommends corrective action as necessary. 
  • Maintains QC control charts on selected scheme codes. 
  • Monitors results and provides feedback to Department Supervisors. 
  • Provides a tracking and troubleshooting service to sales and customer service for jobs that are passing through the lab. Identifies problems and recommends solutions in order to satisfy client needs. 
  • Provides technical input to all departments, as requested. 
  • Reporting results to the external and internal clients. 
  • Working knowledge of LIMS & familiar how to log into LIMS accurately and in a quick manner. 
  • Generate a recheck worksheet for rerun. 
  • Familiar with all CRMs used in the lab 
  • Maintains a clean working environment. 
  • Follow all company health, safety and environmental policies. 

Ideal Candidate:
  • Must be legally eligible to work for an employer in Canada without sponsorship.  
  • Post secondary degree or diploma in a Science related program (i.e. Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science), or equivalent, is required. 
  • 3 years experience in laboratory and/or mineral operation is required. 
  • Previous experience with ISO/IEC 17025 requirements is preferred. 
  • Previous experience in a Quality Control related role.
  • Strong practical knowledge in geochemical analysis and statistical analysis is required. 
  • Good communication skill for all upward and horizontal directions. 
  • Knowledge of another language besides English (French or Spanish) is an asset. 
  • Ability to manage several projects within widely diverse areas of expertise whilst providing technical support for completing projects as needed. 
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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