Quality Control Laboratory Technician – Production Department (PMB)

Location: KZN, PMB, South Africa
Date Posted: 08-03-2018
 Vacancy – Quality Control Laboratory Technician – Production Department

A vacancy exists for the abovementioned position  Pietermaritzburg. The
the successful candidate will report to the Production Manager.

The following are requirements for the position:
1. Minimum Grade 12 (Matric) education with Maths and Science. A Diploma in Chemistry or a
Chemical Technology qualification would be advantageous.

2. Work experience not essential but preferably 1 - 2 years’ experience in a Chemical laboratory
Job tasks would include, but are not limited to:
 Conduct testing of materials at the various process stages according to procedures and inspection
plans. This includes raw materials, in-process, finished goods, customer returns, old stock and any
other testing necessitated by various technical projects/investigations.
 Record and report all test data as per documented procedures and maintain all laboratory
documentation in line with quality standards.
 Maintain all laboratory equipment (including consumables) in line with good laboratory practices
and quality documentation whilst ensuring that calibrations/servicing is up-to-date including
 Undertake product development work as directed and record and maintain experimental data of
all work done.
 Maintain the retention sample room in line with documented requirements and ensure that
retention sample monitoring is conducted on a regular basis.
 Conduct testing and monitoring of effluent, stormwater and other environmental parameters as
may be necessary in support of the site QSHE functions.
 Ensure compliance with ISO 9001, Environmental, Health & Safety systems and Code of Conduct at
all times. Report any deviations, observances or improvement ideas to the Manager.
 Perform any other reasonable duties as may be directed by line Manager from time to time in line
with business needs.
Challenges of the job:
• Working with hazardous chemicals
• Meeting production timelines
Additional Skills required:
The ideal candidate will need to possess good verbal communication skills, with the ability to
communicate at all levels of the Organization. Good English writing skills in order to communicate
technical information.
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