HR Genie
Randfontein, South Africa
4d ago
source : Job Placements


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.

Primary Responsibilities

Perform routine analytical techniques related to the established Sample Preparation and Fire Assay procedures.

Specific Responsibilities

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.

Sample disposal.

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.


  • Grade 12, with Mathematics and Science as subjects and / or proven years of laboratory, knowledge, skills and experience sufficient to be recognized as a qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning
  • Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory
  • Able to perform various chemical techniques
  • Must have the basic understanding of SLIMS.
  • Must be willing to work overtime whenever necessary (at least two weekends per month).
  • Must be flexible and willing to work shifts
  • Required Skills

    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.

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