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SGS North America, Inc. Preparation Technician, Jr. in Denver, Colorado

SGS is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognized as the global benchmark in quality and integrity. With over 97,000 employees in 130 countries and operating a network of more than 2,400 offices and laboratories, we provide services to almost every industry by assuring quality and safety of products and services.

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 Preparation Technician, Jr. is responsible for proper preparation of mineral samples for analysis in accordance with all applicable standards and company procedures by performing the following duties.

Job Functions

Works under immediate supervision. Prepares mineral samples (i.e., coal, iron ore, limestone, petroleum coke, etc.) by crushing samples in accordance with required published standards, using various sample crusher models. Transfers and labels samples, identifying date, and associated paperwork. Files and locates samples. Performs routine and preventive maintenance on all preparation equipment. Accurately records all data associated with the preparation of samples. 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 Field Operation or Laboratory responsibilities, as required by business needs. Adheres to internal standards, policies and procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

High School or equivalent (Required) No experience (Required) 1+ year working in industrial/lab/field setting with experience following strict safety standards (Preferred)

Licenses and Certifications

A valid and current Driver's license may be required if the role requires driving a company vehicle. (Required) May be required to obtain 24-hour surface Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) certificate, training is available through SGS. (Required)


Denver, CO

Work Schedule:

Day Shift Position requires occasional overtime.

Pay Range:


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

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 (Required) Ability to effectively communicate (in writing or verbally), presenting information individually or in small group situations to internal or external customers (Required) Ability to follow directions ensuring the end results are accurate and completed with the required timeframe (Required) Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations (Required) Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals (Required) Ability to work independently and under moderate supervision (Required) Team player attitude, customer care focus (Required)

Computer Skills

MS Office (Word, Excel) - Intermediate user proficiency (Preferred)

Environmental Conditions Requirements:

Wet or humid (non-weather) conditions -Occasionally Work near moving mechanical parts - Frequently