Analytical Chemist (Paper/ Packaging)
SGS North America Inc.

Appleton, Wisconsin

Company Description

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

As the Analytical Chemist, you will prepare samplesand analyze them whilefollowing official methods and company/laboratory SOPs. Qualified technical expertise in the business area.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Develop, review, submit, and file reports on client sample tests, correlation tests, calibration, validation, proposal, and other projects. Authorized to review and sign datasheets and client reports.
  • Operation, maintenance, calibration, qualification, and trouble-shooting of laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Develop, write, review, and validate test methods, laboratory SOPs, and other department level operating, safety, and quality documents.
  • Investigation on, response to, and follow-up of client inquiries and complaints.
  • Internal and external technical support to marketing, sales, customer services, and clients regarding test, report, and other technical information.
  • Coordinate with laboratory technicians and/or assistants on sample receiving, logging, pretreatment, preparation, testing and other tasks.
  • Coordinate, manage, and conduct multiple projects within tight deadlines.
  • Ensure lab area complies with corporate and local QHSE responsibilities.
  • Comply with local and corporate QHSE requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • BS degree with at least 2 years test lab experience or AA degree in engineering with at least 4 years test lab experience, or at least 8 years of technical experience plus some supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with ISO, ASTM, TAPPI, NWSP, and other testing methods and knowledge of government, industry, and other regulations, standards, and methodologies.
  • Must have experience with Fiber Science, SEM, or IR.
  • Familiarity with Quality Management System and ISO 17025 requirements.
  • Must understand the essentials of the types of tests conducted in the lab.
  • Attend work regularly and predictably.
  • Work independently and with limited supervision and as part of a team.
  • Maintain adequate knowledge of technology relating to the area of expertise.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills. Advanced mathematical skills.
  • Knowledge of ISO, ASTM, WSP, TAPPI, IPS, and other industry standards applicable to an area of expertise.
  • Knowledge of approved QA standards and procedures for the assigned lab.
  • Effective computer and equipment skills are relevant to the lab area.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

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