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Testing & Laboratory
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This position will carry out various routine and non-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.


• Uses an applied approach in performing moderate/complex technological functions within laboratory operations.
• Develops, tests, installs and operates equipment and systems under the guidance of the Technical team
• Conducts applied research and experimental testing under the direction of the Technical team
• May troubleshoot at an advanced level to repair equipment or components.
• Advanced technical knowledge of instrumentation and analytical techniques
• Works from detailed specifications and verbal instructions.
• Interprets and evaluates results.
• Calibration and set up of equipment prior to analysis.
• Demonstrates advanced knowledge of LIMS
• Demonstrates advanced knowledge of QMS & may be required to investigate corrective actions
• Will approve data without direction of supervisor
• Maintain and record equipment calibrations.
• Independently carries out routine and non-routine equipment maintenance
• Initiative and independent judgment required in applying standard procedures.
• Maintains a clean working environment.
• Will provide guidance and training to more junior laboratory personnel.
• Leads or manages projects or production logistics for group
• Follows all company health, safety and environmental policies.
• Follows all Quality system protocols and reports any discrepancies to the Supervisor.
• May be asked to work in other areas of the Geochemistry department when needed.
• May be assigned and coordinate special or ad hoc projects as needed.


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

• A post-secondary education (degree and/or diploma) in a Science related program (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science) or equivalent experience is required.
• A minimum of 5-10 years of experience in a laboratory setting is required.
• Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner.
• Candidates must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel. PowerPoint & Outlook).
• Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
• 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.
• Extended hours and shift work may be required from time to time.
• Travel to other SGS locations or client location may be required from time to time.
• Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.
• Good hand/eye coordination when handling samples & various 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) workloads and balancing conflicting demands of high volume versus the quality of results.

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