Laboratory Analyst 2 at SGS North America Inc. in Lincolnshire, Illinois

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:

Company Description

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 than94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description


The Analyst II, Chemistry Laboratory LSS evaluates the chemical and physical properties of various organic and inorganic substances for consumer product testing purposes. Under general supervision conducts mostly routine and moderate complexity sample analysis, preparation, extraction, and digestion with and without the use of instrumentation following official methods and laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).


Directly reports to Manager, Chemistry Laboratory LSS


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Conducts mostly routine and moderate complexity analytical studies of samples, preparation, extraction, and digestion with and without the use of instrumentation following official methods and laboratory Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and protocols.
• Prepares, submits and files reports on client sample tests, correlation tests, calibration, validation and other projects.
• Performs routine operation, maintenance, calibration, and trouble-shoots laboratory instruments / equipment.
• Develops and validates analytical methods, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and other operating, safety and quality documents for method development, transfer, and validation studies.
• Provides technical training, advice and support to Analysts in data analysis.
• May be involved in investigation, preparation of the responds and in follows-up on client inquiries and complaints as needed.
• May provide technical support to Marketing, Sales, Customer Service and clients regarding testing, reporting or technical inquiries.
• Inputs and maintains technical information as needed to support the laboratory functions/operations.
• Manages multiple projects as assigned.
• Maintains Laboratory Notebook.
• Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
• Performs other duties as assigned.




Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or related discipline
2+ years of years' relevant experience in Analytical Chemistry Laboratories
Associate Degree in Chemistry or similar discipline
5+ years of laboratory experience


Master's Degree in a Chemistry discipline in combination with experience listed above


• General knowledge of Chemistry and routine and non-routine testing methods and methodologies required
• Knowledge of scientific principles required
• Language Skills: English - Intermediate level required
• Mathematical Skills: Intermediate level required; knowledge of statistical analysis preferred
• Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level required
• Computer Skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, and Word) - Intermediate user proficiency required
• Understanding of the company Quality Management System ISO 9001 and ISO 17025 requirements in related tasks
• Knowledge of government, industry and other regulations, standards and methodologies including but not limited to - Restriction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS), American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), United States Pharmacopeia (USP), The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act (Prop. 65) and CONEG (Coalition of Northeastern Governors) & The Toxics in Packaging Legislation
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals
• Ability to execute detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions
• Ability to follow directions, ensuring the end results are accurate and completed with the required timeframe
• Strong attention to details required
• Communication and basic organization and time management skills are required
• Ability to handle multiple competing priorities


No travel required. Voluntary travel may be requested for training purposes.


• This job operates in a laboratory environment and routinely uses chemistry instruments and equipment
• This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones


Physical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements:

• Stand - Constantly
• Move or traverse - Constantly
• Sit - Occasionally
• Use hands - Constantly
• Reach with hands and arms - Frequently
• Climb or balance - Occasionally
• Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - Occasionally
• Talk/hear - Frequently
• Taste/Smell - none
• Lift/carry/push or pull - Frequently
• Lift/carry/push or pull - may have to lift up to 20 pounds

Vision Requirement:

• Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches/50 centimeters or less)
• Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet/6 meters or more)
• Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)
• Depth perception (three-dimension vision, ability to judge distance and three-dimensional relationships)
• Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)
• Ability to see color

Auditory Requirements:

• Must be able to hear equipment operating, alarms sounding, traffic, telephones


Safety-Sensitive: Has a high exposure to catastrophic operational incident and has access to operations where failure could result in serious harm to public or employee well-being, Group assets, or the environment.

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