Posted on: January 15, 2022
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 94,000 employees, SGS
operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around
The Field Technician is responsible for collecting samples,
observation, and/or inspection of products or raw materials for
laboratory analysis by performing the following duties.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Works under general supervision, expected to perform job functions
Collects samples as product or raw materials that are being
transferred to containers, vessels, barges, trucks, and/or
Ensures sample containers and all related paperwork are labeled
with identifying data, location of sample, date, and time of
Delivers sample to laboratory for analysis.
Prepares samples, performs their reduction and division of
Gathers samples at specified locations, states of processing and
Performs sample screening and/or other related physical tests.
Ensures all equipment and containers are organized and cleaned
before and after use.
Ensures all personal protective equipment (PPE) relevant for tasks
is worn at all times.
Ensures compliance with all required local and federal safety
processes and procedures.
May also have Preparation or Lab responsibilities, as required by
May assist Junior Technicians as required.
Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
High School or equivalent
3+ years working in Industrial Laboratory or Field Services
Associate degree in or including some Science
LICENSES / CERTIFICATIONS
A valid and current Driver's license may be required if the role
requires driving a company vehicle.
May be required to obtain a TWIC (Transportation Worker
May be required to obtain 24-hour surface Mine Safety and Health
Administration (MSHA) certificate, training is available through
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities
Language Skills: Intermediate English required, Advanced
Mathematical Skills: Basic required, Intermediate preferred
Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level required, uses
logical and practical approach to solve problems
Computer Skills: MS Office (Word, Excel) - Intermediate user
Ability to effectively communicate (in writing or verbally),
presenting information individually or in small group situations to
internal or external customers
Ability to follow directions ensuring the end results are accurate
and completed with the required timeframe
Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules,
operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to work independently and under moderate supervision
Team player attitude, customer care focus
Varies; some locations have business hours Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; however, some locations are 24/7 operations
and will require incumbent to have flexible schedule, including
overnight, weekends and holidays.
Position requires occasional overtime.
Local day travel may be required; may be required to travel
This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as
computers, printers, and phones.
This role may use sample prep equipment that may include Jaw
Crusher, Bowl & Disc Pulverizing Mills, Pressure Filters, Riffle
Splitters, Compressed Air, Hammer Mill Crushers, Ovens, Balances,
and basic sampling tools.
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 - up to 50 pounds
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
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 may be required
Must be able to hear equipment operating, alarms sounding, traffic,
SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire,
train, and promote persons in all job classifications without
regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability,
age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other
characteristics protected by law.
Perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to
perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without
reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are
representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities
This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive
statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a
general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts
the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and
responsibilities to this job at any time.
If you are applying for a position within the United States and you
have difficulty completing the on-line employment application
because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance
and leave a message. You will receive a call back. Please note,
this phone number is not for general employment information, but is
only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a
position due to a disability
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO
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