Engen Limited: Laboratory Analyst

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Engen Limited invites suitably qualified candidates to apply for the position of Laboratory Analyst to be based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.

Position: Laboratory Analyst

Posted Date: 21 November 2023

Location: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Purpose of the Job

To provide support in the form of laboratory analyses to the refinery to ensure that quality products are delivered to the customers

Who you are

•    You have good problem solving and analytical thinking skills
•    You adhere to safe laboratory practices, chemical handling and disposal.
•    You have knowledge of proper sample collection procedures and techniques. 
•    You are capable of conducting and supporting scientific investigations and experiments
•    You are able to plan, set up, and carry out controlled experiments and trials
•    You are able to analyze and interpret test results. 
•    You are a good team player.
•    You have excellent communication skills.
•    You are meticulous with attention to detail

What you have done before

•    Relevant Chemistry Diploma or Degree and at least 1 years experience.
•    Exceptional computer skills 

•    A higher qualification in chemistry 
•    SAP experience 

Exciting Challenges

•    Provide support to customer and ensure compliance of target times as per service level agreement
•    Operating specialized laboratory equipment
•    Skills development through performing of the various laboratory tasks
•    Prepare for laboratory audits and assist in closing out findings
•    Ensure compliance to all Engen mandatory policies and procedures by working with updated lab procedures & work instructions
•    Being involved in SAP changes

What you’ll be doing

Product Testing
•    Testing samples as per procedures and meeting service level agreements
•    Producing accurate and reliable results
•    Communication of results to the various customers

Expense Control
•    Preventative maintenance of equipment
•    Basic troubleshooting
•    Control breakages & chemical usage

Equipment management 
•    Equipment usage and availability 
•    Equipment needs identified, reported, and documented 
•    First line troubleshooting 

Quality Management 
•    Compliance to data integrity, precision and accuracy requirements
•    Participation in proficiency testing programmes
•    Participation in the statistical quality control programme
•    Participation in training and skill competency reviews 
•    Identification of deviations from the management system, procedures or laboratory activities 

Staff Training and development 
•    Coaching and development of other laboratory staff on laboratory practices and procedures 

Quality Results 
•    Ownership of manufacturing product right first time 
•    Method Modification, development and validation of new methods 

Laboratory Maintenance 
•    Adhering to laboratory safety rules 
•    Ensuring good housekeeping

Working hours
•    LOBP working hours apply
•    Working overtime as and when required
•    Working shifts as and when required

Additional Information

Band: GH

Location: Durban

Job Advert Closing Date:  All job adverts close five days after date posted

Engen’s approved Employment Equity plans and targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

We welcome applications from people with disabilities. Let us know how we can accommodate you to participate in the recruitment process.

Important Information:

  1. The appointment will be made in line with Engen’s Employment Equity Strategy.
  2. All applications must be submitted to the contact person/ numbers provided & in the manner requested.
  3. If  not submitted by the closing date, your application will automatically not be considered.
  4. Engen does not guarantee that you will be called for an interview or appointed by virtue of your application.
  5. Engen reserves the right not to make an appointment.

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