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)
- 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)
- Address Sasolburg, Sasolburg, Sasolburg
- Salary Offers Negotiable USD Negotiable Month