Laboratory Technician - Metals at SGS North America Inc. in Dayton, New Jersey

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:

Company Description

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description

Our Dayton, NJ laboratory is looking for a Laboratory Technicianto join their metals team! The Laboratory Technicianassists the Metals Laboratory Supervisor in preparation and analysis of environmental and industrial hygiene samples.
The Laboratory Technician:

  • Prepares various types of sample via acid digestion for subsequent metals analysis.

  • Analyzes prepared samples by FLAA, GFAA, CVAA and ICP.

  • Follows Company and Departmental SOPs to ensure accurate and repeatable reporting of results.

  • Adheres to the Quality Assurance Program, documenting and taking corrective action when necessary.

  • Successfully completes required training courses and in-house competency testing.

  • Notifies and relinquishes samples to a Supervisor if additional expertise is required.

  • Adheres to Health & Safety, housekeeping, and instrument calibration and maintenance requirements.

  • Periodically analyzes proficiency samples.

  • Maintains equipment and instruments as required.

  • Performs other technical duties as required by the laboratory supervisor.

  • Participates in professional development activities (e.g., publication of papers, active participation in appropriate organizations, attending classes and seminars, etc.)

  • Conforms to all applicable policies and procedures.

  • Performs any other duties related to this position as may be required by the laboratory supervisor.

  • Qualifications

    • Bachelors degree in a science-related field

    • PriorFlame AA and Graphite Furnace AAexperience is preferred

    • Familiarity with inorganic metals analysis/instrumentation, highly desired!

    • Knowledge of EPA, NIOSH and OSHA methodology a plus

    • Must be able to perform analytical measurements that are both accurate and precise

    • Must have the ability to read and follow documented procedures, SOPs, safety rules, and operating and maintenance instructions

    • Knowledge and understanding of basic analytical chemistry principles

    • Some analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are a requirement of this position. Must have some understanding of process and workflow.

    • Manual dexterity required. Must be able to perform some repetitive tasks with accuracy and precision.

    • Demonstrates upmost level of integrity in all instances and shows respect towards others and towards company principles

    • Excellent time management skills which includes the ability to balance multiple projects concurrently (with different deadlines) and arrange the resources necessary to accomplish them

    • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)

    • Experience with LIMS an assets

    • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks for sustained periods of time

    • Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time

    • Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving object horizontally from position to position

    • Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature

    • Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.

    • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.

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