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SGS: Std. 8 or grade 10 Lab Assistant Opportunity

SGS seeks to appoint 5 Lab Assistants in Barbeton, Mpumalanga.

SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.


  • Receives samples from Reduction Plants, checks against checklist and reports anomalies to Supervisor.
  • Allocates samples to relevant sections for preparation, e.g., to high grade and low – grade sections for filtering and drying.
  • Sends samples in numbered packets to Fluxing.
  • Do grading tests on all samples.
  • Decides at own discretion, what weight to use if a sample is too small.
  • Ensures that correct procedures are maintained throughout the process, from preparation to reporting.
  • Receives and checks all samples from underground.
  • Perform drying, washing, splitting and pulverizing of samples ensuring that samples are not interchanged.
  • Sort samples into sequence and then into batches, numbers and compiles sample list for each batch. Sends batches to Fluxing.
  • Changes jaw plates and pulverize plates to ensure fine crushing and pulverizing.
  • Reports defective machinery to supervisor.

NB: The role is not limited to the key outputs mentioned above


  • Std. 8, grade 10 (Not necessity)
  • Any experience in an assay (gold) laboratory. Preference will be given if applicant has experience.


  • Must be able to work with both hands
  • Must be able to communicate in either English or Afrikaans
  • Must be able to read and write
  • Prepare to work shifts

How to apply

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