Laboratory Technician Environmental

  • 185 Concession St, Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0, 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

• 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 cataloged 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.

• Interpreting and evaluating results.

• Monitor Equipment maintenance & laboratory supplies.

• Follow all company health, safety and environmental policies.

• Maintains a clean working environment.

• Follow all Quality system protocols, report discrepancies to the Supervisor.

• May be asked to work in other areas of the Environmental Services laboratory sections.

• 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, Biochemistry, Environmental Science) is a strong asset.

• No Experience required

• 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) workloads 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).

• Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.

• 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.

• Travel to other SGS locations or client location 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.

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