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 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.
Our Scott Louisiania laboratory is looking for a laboratory analyst to join their General Chemistry team. The Laboratory Analyst prepares and analyzes samples with accuracy and precision in accordance to SGS' analytical SOPs. This position works independently and as part of a team to meet daily production targets and ensure hold times and turnaround times are met. The analyst understands and applies basic analytical chemistry principles, always follow safe laboratory practices and maintains a safe working environment. This Laboratory Analyst reports into the Laboratory Supervisor, General Chemistry. The Laboratory Analyst, General Chemistry:
Prepares and analyzes samples according to SGS' analytical SOPs using instrumentation specific to the department and analytical methodologies.
Performs analytical measurements that are both accurate and precise.
Works independently and as part of a team to meet daily production targets and ensures hold times and turnaround times are met.
Understands and applies basic analytical chemistry principles.
Makes standards and reagents as required and documents work appropriately.
Uses and updates LIMS to track and manage workload.
Follows safe practices and maintains a safe working environment.
Works with the Department Supervisor to manage work load.
Applies technical judgment to determine potential problems for samples.
Processes and reports analytical results.
Updates and loads work into LIMS. Uses LIMS for appropriate background information.
Uses technical judgment to determine the appropriate analytical approach for various sample matrices.
Appropriately uses lab applications.
Tracks instrument quality control.
Appropriately follows safety, operational integrity and quality control requirements for the work that is done.
A degree or diploma in a science field with relevant lab classes or equivalent experience
Environmental laboratory experience 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 asset
Physical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements:
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.