Marine Inspector

Job Overview

The Marine Inspector will be based in Dayton, NJ with a requirement for frequent travel. S/he will be responsible for operationally managing and performing onboard (or onshore) field sampling projects for the Marine Services group at SGS North America. The sampler will also handle local water discharge sampling events for ships in support of various environmental programs. This position will report into the Sample Management Supervisor.

The Marine Inspector:

  • Attends vessels to collect samples for laboratory analysis and performs field measurements.
  • Consistently uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and adheres to all internal and external safety requirements, guidelines, and best practices.
  • Completes sample bottle drop-offs and sample pickups for Marine customers.
  • Consistently exhibits excellent and detailed recordkeeping.
  • Consults with vessel crews on proper sample collection, operation of treatment systems, troubleshooting treatment system issues, and regulatory requirements.
  • Train junior staff as needed.
  • Acts as the “Face of SGS” to vessel customers to foster meaningful relationships based on cordiality to further the SGS brand.
  • Assembles bottle orders.
  • Communicates with Project Management staff, Business Development team, and Operations Director on all field projects to aid in the success of these projects.
  • Maintains working knowledge of USEPA and IMO (MARPOL) regulations regarding sampling, testing, and reporting requirements.
  • Responsible for upkeep, calibration, repair, and updates of field equipment.
  • Maintains proper training and training documentation and adheres to Standard Operation Procedure (SOP) for all Marine Field Samplers regarding sampling and testing.
  • Aids in the creation and maintenance of operational SOPs for field sample and testing.
  • Collaborates with Business Development Manager and Operations Director of Marine Services to support and promote group objectives.
  • Collaborates closely with all internal and external sub-contract laboratories that provide support data for field projects to ensure that project requirements (such as holding time) are met.
  • Facilitates operational excellence by communicating customer needs to internal counterparts to ensure timely and accurate solutions to increase customer satisfaction.
  • Actively participates in incident investigations and risk assessments as deemed necessary by SGS management and maintains awareness of hazards and proposes controls to supervisor, HSE representatives or relevant client / site contact.
  • Follows all SGS rules, regulations, and best practices for safety, such as SGS Rules for Life.
  • Actively participates in regular safety training.
  • Follows all safe driving rules, best practices, and laws.
  • A High School Degree or equivalent with three plus (3+) year(s) of direct transferable experience working in an environmental laboratory or environmental field sampling.
  • OR – An Associate’s Degree or higher with one plus (1+) year of direct transferable experience working in an environmental laboratory or an environmental field sampling
  • Must be able to maintain a TWIC certification. The Transportation Worker Identification Credential, also known as TWIC®, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation’s maritime facilities and vessels. This is a contingent condition of employment. If your application for TWIC is denied or certification is revoked, you cannot perform the duties of your job.
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Demonstrate strong computer skills in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, while balancing several assignments concurrently-- with different deadlines.
  • Professional Credibility, preferably through an understanding of the environmental and marine industries.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
  • Up to 50-75% travel may be required.

Equipment Requirements:

  • Employees are required to wear appropriate protective gear based on industry standard.
  • Uniforms, shoes and safety gear are all provided by SGS. Staff are responsible for additional gear outside of required standards.

Physical Demands:

  • Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks for sustained periods of time.
  • Standing, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving object horizontally from position to position.
  • Substantial movements (motion) of the wrist, hands, and/or fingers in a repetitive manner.
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures.
  • Ability to move through small spaces.
  • Moderate physical activity performing somewhat strenuous daily activities of a primarily product/technical nature.
  • Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally to lift, carry, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Moderate to Very Loud noise (examples: shipping ports, ship engine rooms, etc)

Business Hours:

  • Business hours are variable
  • Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Longer hours, evenings and/or weekend work will be necessary frequently as job duties demand


Job location

South Brunswick, NJ,USA