Contribute to day to day functioning of laboratory by maintaining consumable stock levels and availability through timely ordering of supplies and scheduling, performing and overseeing maintenance of laboratory equipment according to established procedures.
Responsible for ordering and stock control of chemicals from approved suppliers
Responsible for verification and control of approved suppliers list for purchasing of critical supplies and services according to purchase procedures
Responsible for control over reference materials and standards required for measurement of traceability
Responsible for accepting consumables and instruments from an approved subcontractor
Assist with control of instrument inventory
Assist with equipment commissioning
Assist with control of calibration and maintenance program
In-house repairs (minor)
Accurate registration, storage, retention, and disposal of samples according to prescribed procedures
Performing routine tests on samples according to standard methods and procedures
Performing tests on all quality control samples according to standard methods and procedures
Accurately record results on QC charts and designated worksheets
Evaluate results and report any deviations from quality control norms immediately
Assist in sections when doing task and analysis you have been declared competent for
Duties with regards to accredited analysis must receive priority over non-accredited work
Operate instruments according to specified procedures
Maintain logbooks and worksheets indicating maintenance, working conditions and quality control measures
Ensure good laboratory practices are followed Keep all apparatus and instrument clean and in good working order
Always wear the necessary protective clothing
Adhere to all relevant safety procedures and protocols
Awareness of the dangers of chemicals used through the study of MSDS
Adhere to competency training program
Keep workplace and equipment neat and tidy
Adhere to all quality and safety requirements of the SGS management system
Perform any other reasonable tasks as assigned by direct line manager.
Planning of tests and evaluation of results
Plan activities according to the sample volume and quantities received
Monitor and control stock levels of required chemicals and consumables
Adhere to sample turn-around timeframes
Evaluate results against quality control sample results.
Reporting opinions and interpretations
Report all results on appropriate and designated worksheets
Calculation and record keeping of all analytical results
Method modification and development and validation of new methods
Perform analysis and report results required for method and instrument validation
Report shortcomings and deviations and perform communicated actions to implement and improve new and existing methods and procedures.
Support and adhere to the requirements of the ISO accreditation system
Perform Health and Safety inspections in designated areas
Report deviations and communicate instructions to improve and maintain the quality system
Statistical calculation and record keeping of all control and reference sample results.
Perform analysis determinations you have been declared competent on, during peak or overtime periods in order to improve turnaround time
B.Sc Hons / Maters degree
Code 8 driver’s license
Minimum 5 years experience in similar environment
Strong analytical expertise
Knowledge of quality management system
Client liaison and good communication skills in English and Afrikaan
All appoints are made inline with our employment equity plan.