Sample Preparation Technician (General Labourer)

  • 1st Ave, Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0, Canada
  • Full-time

Company Description

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. It operates a network of over 2,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description

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

•Unpack, sort, transfer and dry samples 
•Execute and perform crushing, pulverising and screening of geological materials as per SGS’ Standard Operating Procedures. 
•Conduct routine quality checks including particle size analysis, dust loss and report data immediately to the Supervisor or group leader if results are outside of acceptability parameters. 
•Ensure that work order documentation is complete in every respect.
•Maintain clean and organized workbench area ensuring spills are immediately cleaned.
•Ensure that equipment is maintained in good order making the Supervisor or group leader aware of any damaged or defective equipment.
•Keep all records and notebooks in good order.
•May be asked to work in other areas of the Geochemistry laboratory sections when required.


•High school Diploma. 
•0 - 1 years of relevant work experience required or equivalent experience through education. 
•Strong analytical and mechanical skills 
•A willingness to learn new analytical tests, instrumentation and procedures 
•Must be able to read, understand and follow work instructions in a safe, accurate and timely manner. 
•Candidates must demonstrate good verbal and written communication skills
•Ability to work well with others & independently. 
•Works well under pressure. 
•Extended hours and shift work may be required from time to time. 
•Travel to other SGS locations or client location may be required. 
•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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