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Environmental Laboratory Technician

SGS North America
Anchorage, Alaska, US
Closing date
Aug 9, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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
FT 40+ hrs seasonal position inANCHORAGE, AK!

Looking for an opportunity in the last frontier?

SGS Alaska Division has been the leading full-service environmental laboratory in Alaska for over 50 years. You will be a part of a team that understands the importance of employing qualified, enthusiastic, resourceful people. SGS Anchorage is a full service, ISO accredited laboratory analyzing a variety of matrices for environmental pollutants. You will help provide local service to Alaskan clients that report to government regulatory agencies and private individuals.

You will have the opportunities to advance your knowledge by working in the only full-service environmental lab in Alaska. You will be trained in one or several departments throughout the laboratory. This position will build on your science education, and through hard work, will advance your skill set by gaining non-academic laboratory experience.

After your extensive onboarding training you will be placed in one or several of the following departments. In the Waters Department, you will work on bench chemistry methods, includingcolorimetric,gravimetric and potentiometrictechniques. In the Metals digestions department, you will work with strong acids usingHotBlock and AutoBlock techniques. In the Organic Extractions department, you will work with Solid Phase,Liq/Liq and Horn Sonication techniques. Finally, in the Sample Control department, you will receive samples and log them into our LIMS following the CoC. You will prepare sample kits and transfer samples throughout the whole laboratory. Beyond these departments there are potential roles in VOA prep, TCLP and WeighRoom.

As the ideal candidate you would use your scientific knowledge from your BA/BS and your strong work ethic from your Service and Retail positions in order to help serve our environmental clients in Alaska. You would be expected to work overtime when workload requires.

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 callback. 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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