South Africa

Laboratory Assistant: Upington (DR25)

Company BKB
Reference # DR25
Published 24/11/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Upington, Northern Cape, South Africa
Desert Raisins, an international supplier of high-quality raisin products is currently seeking a laboratory assistant who will be responsible for supporting all laboratory operations. As such, the laborartory assistant will be required to provide support, by sending samples to the laboratory and also by keeping track of any micro, chemical or physical analysis of the products. Additionally, commuincation with external laboratories and the assembling of COA’s for clients will be required.
Job Functions Administration,Analysis,Chemicals,Health & Safety,Laboratory Work
Industries Agriculture
•National Technical Diploma in the relevant discipline

Experience/ Requirements:
•At least 1 year post-diploma experience relevant to the specific laboratory processes

•Equipment operation skills
•Understanding relevant quality and safety principles
•Good communication skills

•Attention to detail


•Inspection and testing
Conduct inspections
Set up and operate laboratory equipment in preparation for tests
Prepare specimens or material for testing
Perform routine and ad-hoc tests and procedures (e.g. preparation of material)
Trace and record results

•Equipment maintenance
Monitor and record functionality of equipment
Execute maintenance and calibration activities
Clean equipment and supplies

•Laboratory administration
Complete and distribute accurate and complete documentation
(e.g. data cards, job cards)
Maintain laboratory records and inventory for supplies

•Safety and house keeping
Comply with relevant safety and quality standards and regulations
Clean work areas
Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard general housekeeping and maintenance operations in a laboratory

Generate clear and specific operating procedures
Assist with the implementation of methods
Store supplies and distribute a variety of items throughout the laboratory
Assist with all necessary laboratory activities as and when required
Ensure that internal customer requirements are addressed

Unless a Recruitment Agency has been requested to assist with a specific assignment and a written agreement is signed between BKB Ltd and the Agency i.r.o this assignment, all CV’s uploaded onto our SkillsMap portal by an Agency will be deemed the property of BKB Ltd (inclusive of all our subsidiaries) and no agency fees will be payable should the candidate be placed.
Job Closing Date 29/11/2020
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