SGS – AFL/EHS Laboratory Analyst

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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 96,000 employees operate a network of 2,700 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world. 

Job Description

  • Testing of water, sediments, soil samples, plant tissue and any other matrices which require analysis in accordance with standard operating procedures, techniques, national, international and industry standards or client’s guidelines. 

  • Ensure all activities are carried out in compliance with the laboratory’s QA/QC system with an emphasis on ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and ensure cGLP compliance where applicable. 

  • Adhere to health and safety measures in regard to general hygiene, sample testing, sample retention, disposal/destruction. 

  • Responsible for carrying out chemical and physical analysis on soil, water, sediments and plant tissue. 

  • Always employ fit for purpose test methods, standards and techniques and apply them consistently at all times in all the analysis carried out. 

  • Responsible for housekeeping in the laboratory and ensuring that work is carried out in a clean and safe environment. 

  • To ensure that raw data of analyses carried out clearly supports results obtained prior to subsequent approvals. 

  • Keep abreast with all the latest developments of analytical standards related to water and soil science technologies to continuously develop new methods and capabilities for validation and final adoption. 

  • Ensure that work records, samples and auxiliary documents are kept properly and organized in such manner as to be easy to retrieve and process. 

  • To ensure that process control form is strictly followed and fully completed throughout the analysis process. 

  • Be knowledgeable of the scope of all processes under water & soil laboratory. 


  • A Degree in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Biochemistry, Food Science & Technology, Applied Chemistry, or equivalent qualification from recognized institution. 

  • Two-years laboratory experience in a chemical, soil or water laboratory. 

  • Good knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, ISO 9001:2015 and HSE standards. 

  • Have a working knowledge of major instruments such as Automatic Distillation Units, Soxhlet, UV/Visible Spectrophotometer, Discrete analyzers etc. 

  • Have sound knowledge of laboratory work particularly test methods applied in drinking, ground, mineral and waste waters, agricultural & environmental soils, hydroponics drip, drain and source water. 

  • Foster Innovation, embrace Change, think strategically and translate the strategies into actions 

  • Influence Externally and Internally and be able to deliver superior results.

Additional Information

The incumbents will be involved in Laboratory analysis activities for the company. He/she will be involved in ensuring that all activities are carried out in compliance with the laboratory’s QA/QC system and more specifically ISO/IEC 17025:2017. 

AFL – Agriculture,food & life

EHS – Environment,health & safety






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