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Environmental Analyst

SGS North America
Hayward, California, US
Closing date
Aug 6, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Company Description
SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

Trusted all over the world, SGS is a market leader because we put 100% passion, pride and innovation into everything we do. We encourage new ideas. We welcome people who challenge the way we do things. And we will be 100% committed to helping you reach your full potential.

Job Description
Our Hayward, CA laboratory is looking for a full time or part time Laboratory Analyst to join their TEM laboratory team! The Laboratory Analyst assists the TEM Laboratory Supervisor or Team Lead in preparation and analysis of environmental samples.

Job Functions
  • Prepares various types of sample for subsequent TEM analysis.
  • Analyzes prepared samples by TEM methodologies.
  • Follows Company and Departmental SOPs to ensure accurate and repeatable reporting of results.
  • Adheres to the Quality Assurance Program, documenting and taking corrective action when necessary.
  • Successfully completes required training courses and in-house competency testing.
  • Notifies and relinquishes samples to a Supervisor if additional expertise is required.
  • Adheres to Health & Safety, housekeeping, and instrument calibration and maintenance requirements.
  • Periodically analyzes proficiency samples.
  • Maintains equipment and instruments as required.
  • Performs other technical duties as required by the laboratory supervisor.
  • Conforms to all applicable policies and procedures of the laboratory.
  • Performs any other duties related to this position as may be required by the laboratory supervisor.

  • Bachelors degree in a science-related field
  • Prior TEM experience is required
  • Familiarity with TEM preparation/analysis/instrumentation is required.
  • Knowledge of EPA, NIOSH and OSHA methodology a plus
  • Must be able to perform analytical measurements that are both accurate and precise
  • Must have the ability to read and follow documented procedures, SOPs, safety rules, and operating and maintenance instructions
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic science principles
  • Some analytical thinking and problem-solving skills are a requirement of this position. Must have some understanding of process and workflow.
  • Manual dexterity required. Must be able to perform some repetitive tasks with accuracy and precision.
  • Demonstrates upmost level of integrity in all instances and shows respect towards others and towards company principles
  • Excellent time management skills which includes the ability to balance multiple projects concurrently (with different deadlines) and arrange the resources necessary to accomplish them
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Experience with LIMS an asset
  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks for sustained periods of time
  • Sitting, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving object horizontally from position to position
  • Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature
  • Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, works with the fingers, and perceives attributes of objects and materials.

Additional Information
SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company's rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a call back. Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability.
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