SGS mineral services in the metallurgical field offers a wide platform offering multiple services. In addition, resources such as personnel, space, and equipment, available at multiple site are excellent. Typical day includes client liaison, organizing and supervising testwork, provide training to junior metallurgists and technologists.
The Lakefield site offers a relaxing environment that is within reach of a vibrant metropolis. Co-workers are friendly and often helpful.
Management can be complex with both functional and regional reporting structure. A commercial laboratory requires excellent profit margin that often stretches the working team. Health and safety has become a major focus but contradicts project work at times.