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Machine Shop Technician

Company: SGS Group
Location: Melrose Park
Posted on: May 16, 2022

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 89,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.
Job Description
This position is responsible for the cutting, identification, and machining of the test specimens and materials for subsequent testing in the laboratories. The position is focused on the correct preparation of specimens to comply with internal procedures, industry standards, and written instructions. The individual will interface with internal customers of the shop in such a way as to promote teamwork and cooperation among all of the related departments. Candidates will be expected to support SGS in such a manner as to fulfill the company's mission statement, quality objectives, and safety objectives.
This position plays a key role in the integrity, accuracy, and on-time performance of the laboratory. The entry level job duties for this position are the first hand to prepare specimens after they are received from the customer. Correct processing at the critical first stage forms the foundation of all subsequent preparation and testing steps. Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Read and understand written instructions
  • Follow test preparation and testing procedures to ensure compliance to standards and specifications per the SGS quality system
  • Adhere to all applicable regulations, policies, and procedures for health, safety, and environmental compliance
  • Provide technical support and assistance to staff and engineers
  • Maintain and clean laboratory instruments and equipment
  • Be crossed trained in other departments as needed
  • Communicate with staff and supervision to ensure proper order processing
  • Train new employees as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

    Machine Shop Technicians will be trained to operate: Sheet metal shears Metal cutting band saws Heat treatment furnaces Related hand tools and equipment
    Education and Experience

    • Two to four years related experience and/or training; equivalent of education and experience; or college or university program certificate
    • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.

      Physical Factors and Working Conditions

      • The employee is occasionally required to work near moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and outdoor weather conditions. The noise level is generally loud.
      • This position occasionally requires the employee to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
      • The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, and talk/hear.
      • The employee must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
      • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus.
      • The ability to understand how to move items weighing up to 5,000 pounds safety

        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.
        To 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.

Keywords: SGS Group, Chicago , Machine Shop Technician, Professions , Melrose Park, Illinois

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