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Laboratory Technician

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Basic Job Info

Job Type
Degree Required
High School
Begin Date
End Date
Base Pay
Employment Type
Manages Others
Relocation Covered

Job Description

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 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description  


The Laboratory Technician will assist with routine laboratory tests and sample preparation.   This position offers excellent benefits, on the job training, casual dress and daytime hours in a fast-paced work environment.  This full-time position is located in Brookings, SD. 


•       Seed Laboratory Supervisor


Prepare, label, plant, and process samples.

Assist with keeping laboratory area and equipment clean and organized.

Prepare seed treatment chemical solutions according to standard formulas.

Assist in other areas of the company as needed. 

Perform general laboratory duties.

Promote responsibility, good work habits, a positive work environment and improve customer service.

Troubleshoot and monitor for irregularities in seed or seedling test results, media, temperatures, equipment and facilities.

Insure quality and confidentiality of client and company information and take an active role in updating Quality System.

At all times, comply with SGS Code of Integrity and Professional Conduct.

  • High school graduate.
  • Experience in laboratory work desired, however on the job training is provided.
  • Agricultural background desired.


•       Ability to work independently, often under time-sensitive situations, within a team environment.

•       Must be well organized.

•       Must be dependable and able to attend work regularly.

•       Must be able to sit and stand for extended periods.

•       Must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships within a team environment.

•       Must be able to regularly lift 15-30 pounds.

•       Must have excellent communication skills.

•       Must be able to display a strong sense of urgency and good judgment.

Additional Information  

SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities 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.

If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a call back.  Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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