Field Technician, Jr.
SGS North America Inc.

Sophia, West Virginia

Posted in Consultancy

Job Info

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

TheField Operations Technician, Junioris responsible for collecting samples, observation, and/or inspection of products or raw materials for laboratory analysis by performing the following duties.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Works under immediate supervision to perform job functions.
• Collects samples as product and or raw materials that are being transferred to containers, vessels, barges, trucks, and/or rail.
• Ensures sample containers and all related paperwork are labeled with identifying data, location of sample, date, and time of collection.
• Delivers sample to laboratory for analysis.
• Performs preparation of samples, reduction and division of appropriate sizes.
• Gathers samples at specified locations, states of processing and time interval.
• Performs sample screening and/or other related physical tests.
• Ensures all equipment and containers are organized and cleaned before and after use.
• Ensures all personal protective equipment (PPE) relevant for tasks is worn at all times.
• Ensures compliance with all required local and federal safety processes and procedures.
• May also have Preparation or Laboratory responsibilities, as required by business needs.
• Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• High School or equivalent
• No experience required, unless required by state law
• A valid and current Driver's license may be required if the role requires driving a company vehicle.
• May be required to obtain 24-hour surface Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) certificate, training is available through SGS.
• Language Skills: Intermediate English required, Advanced preferred
• Mathematical Skills: Basic required, Intermediate preferred
• Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level required, uses logical and practical approach to solve problems
• Computer Skills: MS Office (Word, Excel) - Intermediate user proficiency preferred
• Ability to effectively communicate (in writing or verbally), presenting information individually or in small group situations to internal or external customers
• Ability to follow directions ensuring the end results are accurate and completed with the required timeframe
• Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
• Ability to work independently and under moderate supervision
• Team player attitude, customer care focus
• Local day travel may be required; may be required to travel overnight occasionally.
• This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones.
• This role may use sample prep equipment that may include Bowl & Disc Pulverizing Mills, Riffle Splitters, Compressed Air,Ovens, Balances, and basic sampling tools.
• Primarily day shift. However,this position will require incumbent to have a flexible schedule to work evenings or weekends if needed.
• Position requires occasional overtime.

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