Research assistant / technician
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Type of employment: Permanent (FIFO from Whitehorse/ Vancouver to Mayo- 2 weeks on 2 weeks off), Shift work required (days, afternoons, nights and weekends). Business Line: SGS Minerals- Geochemistry Reporting to: Laboratory Supervisor About SGS:
Make an impact with SGS! With more than 97,000 employees and 2,600 offices and laboratories across the world, SGS is a silent force working hard behind the scenes to deliver quality and integrity to businesses across nine industries. As the world’s leader in providing inspection, verification, testing and certification services, Forbes ranked the SGS Group as one of the world’s top multinationals and one of the world’s most innovative companies. The Dow Jones Sustainability Index has also recognized the SGS Group for its sustainability processes. In Canada, SGS employs over 2,000 team members across 70 locations.A day in the life of an SGS Laboratory Technician:
• Duties may include: sample reception, sample identification, sample preparation, sample dilutions, setting up analytical batches and analysis, batch Quality Control, (the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).• Ensure samples are logged into LIMS accurately and in a quick manner.• Working knowledge of LIMS• Ensure samples are catalogued and stored in an efficient and easily retrievable manner. • Assists laboratory personnel in locating and retrieving of samples and also responsible for sample disposal or returning samples to clients.• Calibration and set up of laboratory equipment prior to analysis.• Maintain and record equipment calibrations.• Preparation of standards and reagents.
• A minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent) is required.• A post secondary education (degree and/or diploma) in a Science related program (Chemistry, Biochemistry, Environmental Science) is a strong asset. • Good hand/eye coordination when handling samples & lab equipment• Must be comfortable with numerals in order to monitor data on a computer screen.• 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) work loads and balancing conflicting demands of high volume versus the quality of results. • Candidates must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel. PowerPoint & Outlook).• 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.
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 job openings should be authorized to work in Canada.