Job Title | Operator (Intern)

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 97,000 employees operate a network of 2,600 offices and laboratories, working together to enable a better, safer and more interconnected world.

Job Description

  • Assist the mineralogists with execution of testwork.
  • Responsible for ensuring turnaround time is adhered to, for work specified in regards to mineralogy division
  • Must be able to prepare mineralogical samples,
    • Accurate recording and monitoring of sample flow and chain of custody.
    • Accurate weighing and recording of sample/aliquot masses.
    • Wet and dry screening.
    • Filtration: Vacuum and Pressure.
    • Crushing, splitting and pulverization.
    • Preparation of blocks and/or thin sections
  • Ensure that all sample preparation is done correctly so as to avoid contamination, sample loss and sample swopping.
  • Ensure that all equipment is clean prior to and after a test.
  • Responsible for bringing all problems (technical and managerial) to the attention of the mineralogists or manager
  • Ensure the working area under their responsibility is clean and safe, according to the housekeeping requirements of the SGS health and safety management system.
  • To work in other areas of the Met/Min division if required to do so.
  • Adhere to all quality and safety requirements of the SGS management system.
  • Perform any other reasonable task as assigned by direct line manager.


  • Senior certificate or equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 months in the relevant field
  • Mineralogy preparation of polished blocks will be an advantage
  • Basic computer literacy (word and excel)


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