Company: SGS North America
Location: 7549 Kentucky 69,Centertown,KY,42328
Position: Field - Preparation - Laboratory Technician - MIN - Centertown, KY
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Job Description

Primary Responsibilities
Collect, prepare coal samples, and perform laboratory analysis.
Requires work outside in both summer and winter condutions and may require working on the river.

Reporting to
Laboratory Manager; Minerals Services

Specific responsibilities
- Collect coal samples which will require lifting, sometimes up to 50 lbs.
- Proximate analysis of coal and other fossil fuels (including moisture, ash, volatile matter, calorific value, sulfur, etc.) using appropriate designed equipment.
- Performing routine quality control to insure quality of work.
- Records test results on standardized forms and writes test reports describing procedures used.
- Prepares graphs and charts.
- Calibrates laboratory instruments.
- Ensures laboratory area is cleaned and organized; and equipment is cleaned and sterilized.

- High school diploma or general education degree (preferred)
- Chemistry and math skills are a plus.
- Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.) and other applications are a plus.
- Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check prior to employment.

- Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the department.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels both internal and external to the department.
- Ability to gather and review resources and select and synthesize data for reports and other written materials.
- Ability to work independently, often under pressured situations, within a team environment.
- Excellent analytical skills with the ability to make sound suggestions or recommendations.
- Excellent organization skills which includes the ability to execute several assignments simultaneously while dealing with a steady of seemingly conflicting requests/priorities.

Additional information
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability 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.
- SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer