Preparation\Laboratory Technician - Cedar City, UT

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#### Primary Responsibilities
Responsibilities include the preparation of iron ore samples for analysis in accordance with SOP''s, maintain efficiency and order in the processing of samples and sample integrity, as well as keeping the equipment clean and operating properly and monitor accuracy of data input into LIMS system.
The work schedule is five days a week including weekends; Saturday through Wednesday (40 hours a week)
#### Reporting to
Branch Manager; Minerals Services
#### Specific responsibilities
Sample pick up in mornings on rotating schedules
Receive, inspect, sort and label client samples.
Archive, return or dispose of client samples as per work sheet instructions.
Log client samples into the LIMS system and prepare sample labels.
Sort, crush, pulverize, split, and screen samples as required.
Conducts routine testing.
Works from sketches, detailed specifications and verbal instructions.
Calibration and set up of equipment prior to analysis.
Maintain and record equipment calibrations.
Carries out routine equipment maintenance under the direction of his/her supervisor.
Interpret and evaluate all results.
Compiles data, analyzes and prepares reports.
Maintains a clean working environment.
Follow all company health, safety and environmental policies.
Follow all Quality system protocols and report any discrepancies to the Supervisor.
May be asked to work in other areas of the laboratory when needed.
Some independent judgment required.
May be assigned and coordinate special or ad hoc projects as needed.
#### Profile
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, Chemical Engineering, Geology etc.) is highly desirable.
Ability to lift 50 pounds.
A minimum of 1 - 3 years of experience in a laboratory setting is a strong asset.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check prior to employment.
#### Skills
Good hand/eye coordination when handling samples & various equipment.
Must use good judgment to identify and resolve problems on the job. When in difficulty refer problems to his/her supervisor for resolution.
Intermediate level of creativity required in solving routine problems.
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) work loads and balancing conflicting demands of high volume versus the quality of results.
Candidates should be proficient in using various type of computer software (Word, Excel, etc.).
Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment.
Demonstrates 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.
Works well under pressure.
Extended hours and shiftwork 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
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, skill, and/or ability 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.
SGS is an EEO/AA/M/F/V/D Employer. SGS is committed to a drug free and harassment free workplace.
Industry or Theme: Mining
Functional Area: Laboratories
Contract Type:
Reference Number: US04159
Listing Date: 21.04.2014 00
Closing Date: 19.05.2015 00

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