Chemist - West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa - SGS

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West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa

1 month ago

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Company Description

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 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description:

  • To perform all general analysis.
  • To ensure that all analysis is conducted timeously.
  • Under the guidance of the Laboratory Manager, to assist in the work required for modification and development of new methods for general analysis.
  • To ensure that enough stocks of all items for the optimal functioning of the laboratory are always available.
  • To report any infringements or noncompliance by any other laboratory staff member with respect to work allocated, punctuality, or any other misdemeanor to the Laboratory Manager.
  • To perform calibration and verification of all instruments.
  • Perform the maintenance of all instruments as per schedule and keeping the maintenance files up to date.
  • Complies and conforms to Laboratory Quality Management System (ISO17025)
  • Must know how to prepare and verify calibration standards and quality control standards.
  • Must be able to troubleshoot.
  • To validate data and be able to interpret results.
  • Ensure compliance with SGS Health and Safety Act
  • Adhere to SGS general safety rules and rules of contact
  • Initiate a formal improvement request when a deviation of the system occurs, possible improvements are identified or when nonconformity is identified.
  • Housekeeping up to standard at all times.
  • Perform any other reasonable task as assigned by direct line manager.


  • National Diploma: Analytical Chemistry
  • Matriculation, with Mathematics and Science
Years experince

  • Able to communicate, read and write in English
  • Knowledge of the Laboratory Quality Management System
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
Additional Information

  • Ability to adapt quickly and demonstrate flexibility.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Strong team player and work ethic
  • Customer service oriented
  • Decisionmaking, problemsolving and analytical skills
  • Ability to deal sensitively with confidential material.
  • Positive and learning attitude
  • Focus on achieving results, continues improvement and innovation

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