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 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.
The Geochemistry business provides analytical services to all aspects of the minerals industry, including Exploration support, Laboratory analysis, Commercial Transaction Support, Environmental Analysis and Industry Standard Practices and Quality.
SGS is looking for an Instrument Technician who will be responsible to ensure that analysis on instrumentation like LECO, XRD, XRF, OES & Wet Chem is conducted timeously.
The ideal candidate for this position will be a person who knows how to verify calibration standards / quality control standards / verification standards and Certified Reference Materials (CRM's) and who has operational experience in a SANAS 17025 accredited facility.
Primary Job Responsibilities
Reporting to the Chemist, you in the role, are expected to:
* Must be able to record, evaluate and validate instrumentation for specific job data (LECO, XRD, XRF, OES & Wet Chem) * Completes tasks within the allocated time and plans work for operators to ensure that overall service goals of the laboratory are met. * Responsibility to performs routine and non-routine Analytical operation on specific instrumentation (LECO, XRD, XRF, OES & Wet Chem) if and as required. * Responsibility to ensure turnaround time is adhered to at all times, for work specified in regard to instrumentation analysis. * Responsibility to perform all analysis. * Responsibility, under the guidance of instrumentation seniors, to assist in the work required to validate any new methods or modifications made for analysis. * Responsibility to bring all problems (technical and managerial) to the attention of the seniors * Responsibility to adhere to quality protocols required for accreditation of instrumentation chemical analysis. * Responsibility to adhere to all quality, health and safety rules and regulations. * Responsibility to ensure that the housekeeping for general working area is kept up to standard. * Complies and conforms to Laboratory Quality Management System (ISO17025) * Responsibility to record any day-to-day repairs, maintenance, calibration and verification of instruments performed. * Responsibility to ensure correct consumables and chemicals are used for instrumentation chemical analysis. * Responsibility to work in other areas of the instrumentation laboratory, Analytical Services and/or Divisions if asked to do so.
Qualification and Experience
* BSc, BTech or National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry * Minimum 3 years experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory * Fully acquainted with the LIMS system (administration & operation) * English fluent. Any other language an asset
Full time permanent position with competitive salary, training and development, internal promotions, travel and responsibilities and an interesting global working environment. SGS also offers a highly competitive and attractive benefits package.
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