SGS Is Hiring: Laboratory Assistant – South Africa

Job Description

Perform routine analytical techniques related to the established Laboratory procedures.

Perform the (weighing, fluxing, fusion, cupelling and dissolution of prills) exactly as per relevant Competence Modules set (Weighing in Geochem Fire Assay, Fluxing in Geochem Fire Assay, Fusion, Cupellation, Digestion of Ag and Pd prills)

Punctuality at all times.

Ensure customer requirements are achieved with regard to the turnaround time commitments. Report daily production figures to Team Leader/Supervisor, and also bona fide explanations for targets not met.

Assist in the investigation of any irregularities/non conformances within the Fire Assay process including the Improvement Requests and Client’s Complaints.

Follow Team Leaders/Supervisors clear detailed instructions and demonstrate flexibility in executing the duties.

Must have the basic understanding of the LIMS system.

Must comply and conform to the Quality Management System (ISO17025 and SANAS).

Assist with the profiling of jobs scheduled for the day, night & weekend shifts.

Assist with the maintenance of the laboratory instruments and apparatus.

Must be willing to work overtime/flexible hours when necessary.

Assist in the co-ordination and supervising of the production team.

Assist in the completion of Production report.

Assist in ensuring that required stock levels for Laboratory are maintained.

Assist in the monthly stock counts within the department.

Standing in for Team Leader during his absence when required due to meetings, trainings, sick leave & annual leave.

Adhere to all quality requirements of the SGS management system.

Perform any other reasonable tasks as assigned by direct line manager.





Experience in Fire Assay laboratory will be an advantage.

Knowledge of Laboratory Quality Management system will be an advantage


Ability to strictly follow and understand instructions

Ability to communicate (both written and verbal) fluently in the English language

Knowledge of Laboratory Quality Management system

Matric literacy and numeracy skills

Ability to work well in a team situation towards achieving common departmental goals

Ability to work 24/7 shift patterns

Ability to work at multiple work stations when required

Ability to work systematically at all and maintain work and workflow traceability at all times

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