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Optical Laboratory Analyst

SGS North America

This is a Full-time position in Las Vegas, NV posted June 17, 2022.

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 Las Vegas, NV laboratory is looking for a Laboratory Analyst to join their Optical team! The Laboratory Analyst assists the Optical Laboratory Supervisor and Optical Laboratory Manager in preparation and analysis of environmental and industrial hygiene samples using polarized light microscopy and phase contrast microscopy. 

This is a full-time, benefited position at 40 hours per week with the possibility of overtime. The ideal candidate must be available to work Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm and after hours, including some weekends.

Qualifications  

  • Bachelors degree in a science-related field, preferably Geology or other physical science.
  • Candidate should be detail oriented, organized and able to work with a minimum of supervision
  • Great communication skills – both verbal and written are ideal
  • Experience with a microscope required
    • Experience with Polarized Light Microscopy
    • Experience with Phase Contrast Microscopy
  • Experience working with a LIMS application
  • Knowledge of EPA, NIOSH and OSHA methodology a plus
  • 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.
  • Participates in professional development activities (e.g., publication of papers, active participation in appropriate organizations, attending classes and seminars, etc.)
  • Conforms to all applicable policies and procedures of the laboratory.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • 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.  Must be able to perform repetitive tasks with accuracy and precision.

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.