Lab Technician / Mixing and Batching

  • Full Time
  • Port Elizabeth
  • Posted 5 months ago
  • Applications have closed

Requirements:

    • National Senior Certificate / Matric
    • National Diploma / bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, polymer, or a related field.
    • General working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of software. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
    • Previous experience working in a laboratory setting.
    • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in conducting tests and recording data.
    • Excellent communication skills for reporting findings and collaborating with cross-functional teams.
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
    • Commitment to safety, quality, and environmental sustainability.

Responsibilities:

  1. Setup, maintain and operate laboratory equipment.
    • Operate laboratory equipment in line with the standard operating procedures and well maintained.
    • Ensure that lab procedure are followed according to standard procedures.
    • Maintain all safety procedures in the laboratory.
    • Ensure that the lab is clean at all times.
    • Ensure that Good Manufacturing Practices (GLP) is maintained.
    • Prepare and maintain stocks of chemicals.
  2. Conduct sampling and testing:
    • Prepare and analyze samples.
    • Releasing of Raw and Packaging materials.
    • Perform routine QC/laboratory analysis.
    • Report of non-confirming and retesting and sending the final report is essential.
    • Record all results neatly and must be filed as required.
    • Ensure that all procedures are followed before releasing the final product to the market.
    • Ensure that the laboratory equipment are calibrated and must be monitored at the beginning of each shift.
    • Report equipment break downs in time
  1. Safety in the laboratory:
    • Follow all safety procedures in the lab. (e.g. wearing of PPE)
    • Know all emergency procedures e.g. eye wash station, safety reps and first aiders.
    • Report all safety incidents
  2. Supervision of Mixing and Batching Operator:
    • Supervise, coordinate the day to day operations of the Lab and the mixing and batching operator, by scheduling the work, allocating tasks and prioritizing urgent activities to ensure a seamless workflow.
  3. Project Involvement:
    • Streamline lab operations.
    • Quality control programs.
    • Customer complaints.
    • Development of new gelcoat/resin products.
    • Training and mentoring.
    • R&D involvement.