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10 Jul 2022

PermanentMedia and Non-routine Analysis Lab Wanted

SGS – Posted by JobPlace24 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Job Description

Media and Non-routine Analysis Lab Wanted

Location: Cape Town CBD
Job Type: Permanent
Company/Employer: SGS
Job Title: Media and Non-routine Analysis Lab Wanted

Vacancy Details

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

Instrument maintenance

  • 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)
  • Performing tests
  • 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.
  • Quality System
  • 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.
  • Other Sections
  • Perform analysis determinations you have been declared competent on, during peak or overtime periods in order to improve turnaround time
  • Candidate Requirements
  • Education
  • Sc Hons / Maters degree
  • Code 8 driver’s license
  • Experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience in similar environment
  • Strong analytical expertise
  • Knowledge of quality management system
  • Exhibit assertiveness
  • Client liaison and good communication skills in English and Afrikaan


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