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Testing & Laboratory
049377 Requisition #
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 96,000 employees in 130 countries, and operating a network of more than 2,600 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.


The Scientist I position is responsible for performing analysis using a variety of wet chemistry and spectroscopy methods and instruments.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Perform assigned tasks using methods and instruments including but not limited to dilute solution viscometry, infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, sample preparation, titrations, extractions, separations, and density measurements:
    • Setup and calibrate instruments, prepare and run client samples.
    • Analyze the instrument data using qualitative and quantitative methods.
    • Report in writing the results of the tasks for the project managers to include in the project reports.  This includes method details to express what was done, the observations, the results and applicable analysis.
  • Assist lab manager/lead/senior technician with maintenance and qualification of specified pieces of equipment
  • Contribute to laboratory organization including maintaining inventories of supplies, cleaning glassware, and safely disposing of chemicals.
  • Assist with sample management.
  • Assist lab manager/lead/senior scientists with development, documentation, and validation of test methods and procedures.
  • Understand and meet the quality requirements required for the equipment, methods, and assigned tasks.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • Education-the individual has completed a B.S. degree in chemistry or a related science and has at least 2 years in a directly relevant or demonstrated comparable competency.
  • Computer Skills-the individual is experienced in the use of standard computer programs including Windows, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. 
  • Communication-the individual possesses excellent oral and written communication skills, presenting information in a logical and organized manner.
  • Attention to Detail-the individual carefully follows procedures and maintains thorough and detailed records in the laboratory notebook.
  • Quality-the individual understands and works within the SGS PSI quality system in the performance of all work, exhibiting accuracy and thoroughness.
  • Safety and Security-the individual actively promotes and personally observes safety and security procedures and requirements.
  • Organization-the individual maintains an organized work environment and uses and improves systems to benefit the company and the other staff with which they work.
  • Integrity-the individual acts with honesty and makes ethical decisions when faced with any situation.
  • Dependability-the individual is consistently at work and on time, follows instructions, prioritizes well, responds to management directions, and solicits feedback to improve performance.
  • Growth-the individual shows flexibility and interest in other opportunities to contribute to the corporate

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