Laboratory Technician - Brookings, SD

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#### Primary Responsibilities
Prepare samples, process tests, and general laboratory work for our Agricultural Division.
#### Reporting to
SGS Planting Line Supervisor
SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 80,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,650 offices and laboratories around the world.
#### Specific responsibilities
Assist in preparing, labeling, planting, treating and filing samples.
Troubleshoot and monitor for irregularities in seed or seedling test results, media, temperatures, equipment and facilities.
Prepare seed treatment chemical solutions according to standard formulas.
Assist with keeping laboratory area and equipment clean and organized.
Perform general laboratory duties.
Insure quality and confidentiality of client and company information and take an active role in updating Quality System.
Assist in other areas of the company as needed.
Promote responsibility, good work habits, a positive work environment and improve customer service.
At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.
#### Profile
Agricultural background desired.
Experience in laboratory work desired, however on the job training is provided.
#### Skills
Must have excellent communication skills and an ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a team environment.
Must be well organized.
Must be able to manage numbers mentally.
Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods.
Must be a self starter and able to work in a fast paced environment.
Must be able to regularly lift 15-20 pounds.
Must be dependable and able to attend work regularly, along with ability to display a strong sense of urgency and good judgment.
#### 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 EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer.
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, protected veteran status or disability.
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Industry or Theme: Agriculture & Food,Chemical
Functional Area: Laboratories
Contract Type:
Reference Number: US04596
Listing Date: 19.06.2014 00
Closing Date: 30.09.2014 00

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