Laboratory Analyst – Sasol

purpose of the job

Laboratory Analyst performs chemical and physical analysis of samples to pre-defined standards in support of operational processes


Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

Ability to work as an individual with minimum supervision, as well as in a team

Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in a diverse environment

Successful communication and interaction with customers, management, colleagues, and other business processes

Good time management

Prepare, analyse and report routine samples according to appropriate analytical methods to various business operations.

Identify cause – effect relationship that predict consequence on equipment and production

Trouble shooting with minimum supervision



Takes accountability for driving own growth through developing self-awareness, reflecting, seeking feedback and self-correcting.


Functional / Technical  

Conformance to ISO standards

Adhere to preventative maintenance schedule of lab equipment

Verify and calibrate lab equipment

Preparation of reagents and standards

Record analysis data on log sheets

Ensures that results are reported correctly and in time to production colleagues

Report out of spec and out of trend results to supervision and production colleagues

Application of GLP

Knowledge and use of pH meters, balances, and volumetric ware

Experience and knowledge in some of the following techniques

  • Titrimetric (acid base, redox, argentometry, coulometry and Karl Fisher titrations)
  • Spectrophotometry (NIR, UV-Vis, IR)
  • Spectroscopy (ICP)
  • Chromatography
  • Gravimetry
  • Physical methods (Density, particle size)
  • Thermal techniques e.g. polymer film analysis using extrusion



Lead by example,

Ensure that all results are entered and approved before TAT

Communicate effectively daily with fellow team members and customers

Report results deviations or equipment downtime immediately to customer/supervisor chemist

Willingness to assist fellow colleagues with work


Leadership and Values

Understand the company vision and values.

Take ownership for personal improvement and skills development.

Set and work towards own performance targets and goals as per personal performance agreement.

Ensure work is completed as planned.

Manage own work planning and delivery according to targets.

Review compliance and follow up against the standards and objectives.

Apply and comply with all legal and company standards, procedures, and methods.


Relationships, teamwork and Collaboration

Develop and maintain effective working relationships with managers and peers.

Makes suggestions to optimise equipment, systems, and processes.

Share and implement new ideas regarding work.



Matric (Grade 12) Maths & Science (Must)


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