Field Technician, Jr.
SGS North America Inc.

South Holland, Illinois

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 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

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


The Field Technician, Junior is responsible for collecting samples, observation, and/or inspection of products or raw materials for laboratory analysis by performing the following duties.


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Works under immediate supervision to perform job functions.

• Collects samples as product and or raw materials that are being transferred to containers, vessels, barges, trucks, and/or rail. (dry cargo which includes pet coke, Coal, Fertilizer and Steel products all dry bulk cargo).

• Ensures sample containers and all related paperwork are labeled with identifying data, location of sample, date, and time of collection.

• Delivers sample to laboratory for analysis.

• Performs preparation of samples, reduction and division of appropriate sizes.

• Gathers samples at specified locations, states of processing and time interval.

• Performs sample screening and/or other related physical tests.

• Ensures all equipment and containers are organized and cleaned before and after use.

• Ensures all personal protective equipment (PPE) relevant for tasks is worn at all times.

• Ensures compliance with all required local and federal safety processes and procedures.

• May also have Preparation or Laboratory responsibilities, as required by business needs.

• Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures.

• Performs other duties as assigned.




• High School or equivalent

• No experience required, unless required by state law


• Knowledge of or experience in barge drafting

Work Schedule:

• Day shift. Will require incumbent to have flexible schedule.

• Position requires occasional overtime.


• • A valid and current Driver's license is required.

• •Obtaining a TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card) is required.


• Language Skills: Intermediate English required, Advanced preferred

• Mathematical Skills: Basic required, Intermediate preferred

• Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Intermediate level required, uses logical and practical approach to solve problems

• Computer Skills: MS Office (Word, Excel) - Intermediate user proficiency preferred

• Ability to effectively communicate (in writing or verbally), presenting information individually or in small group situations to internal or external customers

• Ability to follow directions ensuring the end results are accurate and completed with the required timeframe

• Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations

• Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

• Ability to work independently and under moderate supervision

• Team player attitude, customer care focus


• Local day travel may be required; may be required to travel overnight occasionally.


• This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, printers, and phones.

• This role may use sample prep equipment that may include Jaw Crusher, Bowl & Disc Pulverizing Mills, Pressure Filters, Riffle Splitters, Compressed Air, Hammer Mill Crushers, Ovens, Balances, and basic sampling tools.


Physical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements:

• Stand - Constantly

• Move or traverse - Constantly

• Sit - Occasionally

• Use hands - Constantly

• Reach with hands and arms - Frequently

• Climb or balance - Occasionally

• Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - Occasionally

• Talk/hear - Frequently

• Taste/Smell - none

• Lift/carry/push or pull - Frequently

• Lift/carry/push or pull - up to 50 pounds

Vision Requirement:

• Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches/50 centimeters or less)

• Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet/6 meters or more)

• Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)

• Depth perception (three-dimension vision, ability to judge distance and three-dimensional relationships)

• Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)

• Ability to see color may be required

Auditory Requirements:

• Must be able to hear equipment operating, alarms sounding, traffic, telephones

• Talk/hear - Frequently

• Taste/Smell - none

• Lift/carry/push or pull - Frequently

• Lift/carry/push or pull - up to 50 pounds

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