ALS Chemex
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3 months ago

Laboratory Technician

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Job Description

  • Calibration the weighing balances and keeping daily weekly and monthly records of the calibration data. Capture all the weighing of the calibration data and maintain on the log book.
  • Calibration of dispenses and recording the data onto the log books
  • Preparation of mineral acids (Hydrochloric acids, nitric acids and aqua regia) to digest the samples.
  • Ability to use the microwave oven to digest the pearls after addition of acids.
  • Check and maintain the fume hood and scrubbers.
  • Monitoring the neutralization of acid fumes and waste from the digestion room before the discarding process
  • Operate AA instruments
  • Provide feedback to your line manager/supervisor on the equipment and timeous reporting on faults.
  • Train new staff
  • Provide daily shift production statistics
  • Have in depth knowledge of geochemical samples
  • Work in other lab areas on the tasks being trained as required
  • Report all instrument failures and faults on time
  • Making sure that priority jobs are read as directed by the line manager/supervisor
  • Perform any other duties that may be deemed fit by your line manager
  • Always follow all ALS Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Ensure ALS Health and Safety policies and procedures are always adhered to
  • Able to prioritize and give accurate feedback on time
  • High standards of attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Able to anticipate needs and must be responsive to enquiries
  • Facilitates a team-oriented approach at organizational level
  • Sound decision making skills
  • A minimum of a Laboratory Technician Diploma or equivalent from a recognized Institution
  • 1 – 2 years’ experience in a laboratory or similar environment
  • Full Grade 12 certificate or equivalent

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