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Extractions Technician

Company: SGS North America Inc.
Location: Wilmington
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description

Our Wilmington office is looking for two extractions technicians to join their team! This is an exciting opportunity for entry-level chemists. The Laboratory Technician, Extractionsextracts organic compounds of interest from a matrix in preparation for analysis by High Resolution GC/MS. This position must adhere to policies and procedures laid out in the SOP's and Quality Manual. Safety is a must at all times as well as following all laboratory safety policies and procedures. The Laboratory Technician, Extractions must have good communication skills and be able to work as a member of a team in order to achieve production goals. This position reports into the Laboratory Supervisor, Extractions.
The Laboratory Technician, Extractions:

  • Performs organic solvent-based extraction techniques based on EPA methodologies and SGS SOP (ex: Soxhlet, CLLE, Microsteam Distillation, Sonication, Fractionation).
  • Correctly follows and documents sample custody acceptance and relinquishment procedures.
  • Documents, prepares, labels, and distributes media according to SGS SOP for the purpose of extracting organic compounds of interest.
  • Keeps supply inventory, discards expired supplies and media, notifies supervisor when additional supply must be ordered.
  • Cleans and maintains laboratory and equipment as directed.
  • Performs other tasks to support laboratory operations as directed.


  • BS/BA in a science related field or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to work well with others & independently.
  • Must be able to follow written instruction.
  • Self-starter, reliable and has the ability to multi-task.
  • Strong communication and follow-up skills.
  • Proven time management skills and a strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates upmost level of integrity in all instances, and shows respect towards others and towards company principles.
  • Sets high standards and measures of excellence to ensure quality assurance in every aspect of work performed.
  • Takes personal responsibility and ownership for adhering to all company policies and procedures while also completing work timely and in accordance with performance expectations.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications.
Physical Demands:
  • Ascending or descending stairs, ramps and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms
  • Moving about on foot to accomplish task for sustained periods of time.
  • Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving object horizontally from position to position.
  • Substantial movements (motion) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers in a repetitive manner.
  • No special vision requirements.
  • Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of a productive/technical nature.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Manual dexterity sufficient to reach/handle items, and works with the fingers.
Work environment:
  • Well-lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office/production setting with adequate ventilation.
  • Work near moving mechanical parts.
  • Air contamination (i.e., dust, fume, smoke, toxic conditions, disagreeable odors).
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)
  • Regular work schedule.
  • Minimal travel.

Keywords: SGS North America Inc., Wilmington , Extractions Technician, Other , Wilmington, North Carolina

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