Chief Fire Assayer - Geochemistry
SGS North America Inc.

Los Angeles, California

Posted in Consultancy

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Job Info

Company Description

SGS is the world's leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 96,000 employees, we operate a network of more than 2,700 offices and laboratories around the world.

Job Description

The Chief Fire Assayer is responsible for the Continuous Technical Improvement to ensure the fire assay methods and precious metal analysis are meeting the market requirement through routinely review, modify or develop the existing procedures to improve the quality, efficiency and productivity; act as technical liaison to industry, external and internal clients; provide technical advice and report to senior management group as required.

More specifically, you will:

  • Advice the Global Geochem VP to plan, direct, coordinate the technical development in the region and ensure the analytical services are competitive
  • Work with other Technical, QA/QC and G6 Teams to create and/or revise the company's Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's)
  • Work with the Regional Geochemistry Manager and local operations in staying updated on any changes in fire assay procedure, technology, and methodology
  • Develop and validate new techniques/procedures where clients require specific methods to be used or where more efficient methods of analysis have been identified
  • Support in new "Start-up" or "Trouble Shooting" of existing operation as required
  • Represent SGS to conduct technical presentation and/or as subject expert in external meetings
  • Support QA/QC functions thought conducting technical audit and/or investigation to resolve customer complaints where necessary
  • Evaluate new equipment and effectiveness of any new method development
  • Provide mentorship to the regional fire assayers
  • Acts with professionalism at all times when representing the business to clients, peers and employees
  • Ensures that company policies are followed and understood by all lab personnel
  • Travel, off-site consulting, ad hoc projects, and extended hours may be requirer


  • Minimum of 20 years of experience in Geochem laboratory and 10 years as senior/chief fire assayer
  • Complete knowledge of various fire assay principles and techniques, including full PGM analysis
  • Ensures full compliance with the company's Health & Safety, Code of Integrity, and Professional Conduct policies
  • Proven ability to manage and coordinate multiple projects in a fast-paced, highly professional environment
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Setting high standard in GLP
  • Willingness to travel to different operation sites
  • Candidates must be proficient in using various types of computer software (Word, Excel. PowerPoint & Outlook)
  • Candidates must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills including grammar and composition

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