We are SGS the worlds leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.
Our 93,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.
Perform routine analytical techniques related to the established Sample Preparation and Fire Assay procedures.
Preparation of samples for specific tests using the correct procedures and / or methods.
Analysis of samples for specific tests using the correct application programs.
Assist with the maintenance and verification of instruments and apparatus.
Must have workable knowledge to calibrate and perform minor maintenance of laboratory Equipment
Tracking and collection of samples.
Deliver samples with their Job card to the laboratory for analysis.
Ensure that turnaround time is adhered to, for work specified in regard to general analysis.
Assist with filing Productivity documents at the end of each shift.
Assist with recording and filing of all equipment records for Quality purposes.
Record any day-to-day repairs, maintenance, calibration and verification of instruments performed.
To ensure that correct consumables and chemicals are used for analysis.
Assist with changing of gas cylinders.
Cleaning of the laboratory and immediate working area, including floors and equipment.
Ensure that quality procedures are complied with.
Ensure compliance with the Laboratory, company and mine Health and Safety programs.
Perform duties on all relevant workstations as required by the shift workload.
Wait for the arrival of his / her relief at the end of the shift, to ensure smooth shift take over.
Shift take over will only take place in the Laboratory building.
Comply and conform to the QHSE policy of the company.
Must comply and conform to the Quality Management System (ISO17025 and SANAS).
Operators must be able to work in all departments where required for sample preparation
Participate and form part of Operational Integrity projects and campaigns
Apply Check status process and use the Stop Work Authority whenever the control of risks is not clearly established and understood
Adhere to all quality and safety requirements of the SGS management system.
Perform any other reasonable tasks as assigned by direct line manager.
Knowledge of Laboratory Quality Management System
Must be able to do troubleshooting on instruments and methods used.
Managing Good Laboratory Practice.
Excellent problem-solving skills
Attention to detail
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a variety of personalities
Ability to consistently meet deadlines
Works well under pressure
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Superb organizational skills
Ability to multi-task and handle several issues simultaneously
Ability to maintain a positive and professional attitude when dealing with escalated issues
Willing to work overtime
Willing to work shifts
Compliance & Authority
Report any faulty and / or nonfunctioning apparatus or equipment to the immediate superior.
Each staff member has the authority to cease the use of any equipment that may be deemed to constitute a safety hazard and / or work that may affect the quality or integrity of test results.
Any person has the right to refuse to perform work that may damage the environment in an imminent and serious way and to report such a situation.
The employee has the responsibility to protect the environment as well.
Cease the use of any equipment that may be deemed to constitute a safety hazard or entry to hazardous environments without the necessary knowledge and protection and report the situation to higher authority to take action.
Cease to carry on with work that may affect the quality (integrity) of services and report the situation to higher authority to take action.
Initiate a formal improvement request when a deviation of the system occurs, possible improvements are identified or when nonconformity is identified.