Senior Operator - West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa - SGS

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West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa

1 month ago

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Company Description

We are SGS - the world's leading testing, inspection and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.

Our 97,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

The Incumbent is responsible to perform the role of Senior Operator within the Gold & Biometallurgy division for Natural Resources, Metmin situated at our Laboratory in Randfontein.

Job Description:

The Senior Operator shall adhere to the following:
Perform routine and non-routine tests following established procedures and/or modify procedures to accomplish the assigned tasks.

Complete tasks within the allocated time and plan work for operators to ensure that the overall service goals of the company are met.

Responsible for reporting any infringements or non-compliances by any other laboratory staff member with respect to allocated work, punctuality, or any other misdemeanor to the metallurgist.

Must be able to interpret and perform calculations on testwork including calculating the use of reagents.

Must be able to set up and conduct test-work independently.

Must be able to calculate reagent dosages for gold tests based on sample mass and volume.

Must be able to carry out all associated sample preparation test-work.

Adhere to all quality and safety requirements of the SGS management system.

Perform any other reasonable task as assigned by direct line manager.

Assist in conducting cyanidation and diagnostic testwork.

Manage production and operations safely.

Understand the requirements of the SGS Quality Management System.

Adhere to all Health and Safety regulations.

Cease the use of any equipment that may be deemed to constitute a safety hazard or cease to enter hazardous environments without the necessary knowledge and protection.

Report such situations to higher authorities to take action.

Cease to carry on with work that may affect the quality or integrity of services and report the situation to a higher authority to take action.

Initiate a formal improvement request when a deviation of the system occurs, possible improvements are identified or when nonconformity is identified.

Remember that any person has the right to refuse to perform work that may damage the environment in an imminent and serious way and to report such a situation to a higher authority.



  • Matric (Senior Certificate)


  • Minimum of 3 years in the relevant field.


  • Good mathematical skills.
  • Good people skills.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Drive the work to completion (working fast and accurate).
  • Have a sense of urgency i.e. to have good planning skills and to be proactive.
  • Be willing to learn more and be relentless in your pursuit of improvement.
  • Be able to multitask i.e. run severable projects in parallel.
  • Be available for extended shifts when needed.

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