Laboratory Technician

19 June 2024

Website Tongaat Hulett Triangle

Purpose of Role           

Helps the Laboratory Manager in the efficient running of the Laboratory.  


Key Responsibilities     

  • Carries out checks inhouse and with external Laboratories to ensure accuracy of work done by analysts.
  • Checks all Laboratory equipment to ensure that they work satisfactorily.
  • Prepares and standardises various references solutions used in the Laboratory.
  • Orders laboratory replacement equipment and water treatment consumables to maintain sufficient stock levels.
  • Interprets Laboratory analysis and alerts plant personnel for changes to operating procedures.
  • Checks that all reagents prepared in the laboratory are of the required strength.
  • Participates in the calculation of the ERC factors.
  • Prepares certificates of analysis for all local and export sugar.
  • Monitors, interprets and trends boiler water analyses and recommends changes to dosing rates to minimise outages.
  • Monitors material usage to ensure minimisation of wastage.
  • Writes and reviews Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Takes part in Laboratory audits by SMRI of RSA and implement recommendations.
  • Participates in department SHE Meetings and huddles.
  • Participates in Food Safety initiatives.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Chemistry or Biology.
  • At least 3 years working experience as a Senior Analyst.
  • 3 years working experience in a Sugar Milling Industry.
  • Ability to manage R&D Contracts.
  • Good computer knowledge in LIMS and SAP.