Weigh Room Technician

  • 3260 Production Way, Burnaby, BC V5A 4R4, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

Make an impact with SGS! With more than 94,000 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.

Job Description

Type of employment: Permanent 
Business Line: SGS Minerals 
Reporting to: Laboratory Supervisor

•    Perform weighing techniques for schemes including Fire Assay, Acid Digests, Fusions, Leco, TIC, MMI and others as per SGS’ Standard Operating Procedures.
•    Perform simple bench tests including LOI, specific gravity and moisture analysis.
•    Perform calibration verification and set up of equipment prior to analysis. 
•    Ensure that paperwork and SLIMS information matches the physical samples
•    Examine samples for suitability, i.e. check fineness and available quantity are appropriate for required analysis 
•    Data entry into SLIMS, e.g. weights, verification information and sample comments     
•    Maintain and record equipment calibrations.
•    Carries out routine equipment maintenance under the direction of his/her supervisor.
•    Maintains a clean working environment.
•    Clean labware as required. 
•    Assist the supervisor in training of new Technicians.
•    Follow all company health, safety and environmental policies.
•    May be asked to work in other areas of the Geochemistry laboratory sections when required.
•    May be assigned and coordinate special or ad hoc projects as needed.


•    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, Chemical Engineering) is a strong asset. 
•    Previous experience in a laboratory environment is a strong asset.
•    Good hand/eye coordination when handling samples & lab equipment.
•    Must use good judgment to identify and resolve problems on the job.  When in difficulty refer problems to his/her supervisor for resolution.
•    Intermediate level of creativity required in solving routine problems.
•    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) workloads and balancing conflicting demands of high volume versus the quality of results.
•    Proficient in using various type of computer software (Word, Excel, etc.).
•    Demonstrates 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.
•    Travel to other SGS locations may be required from time to time.
•    Ensures full compliance with the company’s Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies.

Additional Information

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.

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