Job Summary

Working as part of the Laboratory team, the Coordinator-Chemistry position is responsible for performing and ensuring that routine analysis in digestion and spectroscopy, data assessment, and preparation of reports are done, while maintaining adequate production, quality control and turnaround times. This job description does not limit the responsibilities of the incumbent and is available for amendment. The incumbent may be called upon to perform any other duties, for which he/she is deemed competent, as required due to workflow in the laboratory and/or as instructed by line management.

  • Minimum Qualification: Diploma
  • Experience Level: Senior level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

The job will require shift work and reasonable overtime as determined by the requirements of the operations.


JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

- Carry out laboratory analytical testing in accordance with documented SOPs or recognized standard reference methods to ensure accuracy and quality of work.

- Review completed analytical reports to ensure accuracy and correctness of data and do final reporting.

- Ensure that quality control criteria are met for all reported data.

- Perform scheduled verification of critical equipment (weight, volume, temperature, calibration standards).

- Understand and troubleshoot the analyses and provide input to corrective action procedures.

- Report any deviation from documented procedures to the Project and Laboratory Manager.

- Inform the Project and Laboratory Manager of any non-conforming event related to client samples, analytical testing or other laboratory operations.

- Inform coordinator of any unsafe conditions.

- Ensure deadlines are met.

- Act in a safe and professional manner and wear appropriate attire including require Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

- Ensure proper functioning of the laboratory by:

  • Monitoring the performance and maintenance of the instruments.
  • Ensuring adequate inventory of laboratory consumable supplies and chemicals.
  • Practicing good housekeeping.

- Perform other duties as required by management.


RAINING PROGRAMS:

  • Induction
  • SOPs.


MANAGERIAL DUTIES: 

  • Ensure that Analysts are working efficiently, and the Chemistry department is meeting turnaround time requirements.
  • Ensure that operators are following Health & Safety guidelines.



EDUCATION: BSc or Technical Diploma in Chemistry or a scientific discipline.



EXPERIENCE:1-5 years experience in a laboratory setting.



PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:

Able to work effectively in a team environment as well as independently.

- Excellent communication skills (written and spoken) in English.

- Excellent organizational and time management skills and ability to multitask.

- Outstanding customer service skills are essential.

- Detail orientated and ability to work very well under pressure.

- Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.


COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience using a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).


REPORTS TO: Project and Laboratory Manager.


COORDINATOR OF: Analysts in Chemistry department


SUBSTITUTIONS: Nominated Department Coordinator, Analyst or Project and Laboratory Manager.



KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES:

- Quality of test results produced and reported

- Delays due to inefficient use of resources or lack of proper prioritization

- Equipment downtime due to failure to adhere to maintenance schedules

- Any non-conformances due to failure to follow company policies and procedures

- Loss of revenue due to inadequate planning of instrument commission and method



KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS (KPIs):


Quality Control and Safety Management


Key Responsibility:

  • Adhere to Occupational Health and Safety procedures under supervision
  • Adhere to Quality Control procedures under supervision
  • Participate in external and internal audits
  • Investigation of Complaints/Queries/NCR’s


Key Performance Indicator:

  • Zero workplace accidents/incidents
  • Hazards identified and reported; accidents eliminated
  • Adherence to housekeeping standards
  • Attendance of toolbox/ safety meetings
  • No. of non-conformances, customer queries or complaints due to failure to adhere to all relevant company procedures and policies regarding quality requirements
  • Daily checks performed, recorded and necessary action taken
  • Non-conformances closed out in specified time
  • Quality of information and timing of report

Operations

Key Responsibility:

  • Ensure daily tasks in Fire Assay are performed by trained and authorized staff
  • Ensure client expectations are met/ exceeded
  • Ensure the appropriate use of laboratory materials and equipment
  • LIMS entry and data transfer
  • Data QC


Key Performance Indicator:

  • No. of non-conformances, customer queries or complaints due to failure to adhere to all relevant operational and quality procedures
  • Meet daily production targets
  • Verification of critical equipment and supplies accurate and current
  • No downtime due to failure to perform first line routine maintenance, failure to report equipment breakdowns, failure to report decrease in consumables used.
  • No reports of consumable wastage
  • No delays or errors due to failure to comply
  • Technical signatory

Management


Key Responsibility:

  • Staff supervision
  • Staff training
  • Manage stock levels
  • Monitor time and attendance


Key Performance Indicator

  • Staff supervision
  • When applicable, shift handover records to be current and accurate
  • Production and quality monitoring logbooks to be current and accurate
  • No delays due to lack of prioritizing work and allocating resources
  • Equipment Maintenance register should be current and accurate
  • Ensure training and competency records of staff are current
  • Training and Development plans as well as records to be current
  • No downtime due to failure to report decrease in consumables used.
  • On time delivery and sign off accurate timesheets


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