ALS Chemex
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Sample Preparation Team Leader

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Job Description

  • Organize workload according to daily department stats and ensure turnaround demands
  • Maintain and organize production logs and follow up on priority work orders
  • Track sample movement on GEMS and respond timeously to client queries and any technical issues they may have impact on the section’s activities
  • Ensure all documentation related to maintenance, calibration and training are up to date and available at all times
  • Require to supervise staff members on a shift from time to time (including night shift)
  • Planning of optimal staff requirements against work demand
  • Perform pre-shift checks and post-shift checks and act on any non-conformances where required
  • Overall responsible for stock takes and maintenance of minimum stock levels in the section
  • Plan for spares and maintenance of the sample preparation equipment (Jaw Crushers, Boyd crusher and LM2 Pulverisers). Institute appropriate corrective and preventative measures
  • Ensure forklift operating staff are able to drive forklift with valid license
  • Able to write reports and do QC and turnaround time investigations
  • Planning of optimal staff requirements against work demand
  • In conjunction with the Operations Manager, propose for improvements in routine and non-routine procedures and validate new methods
  • Maintain up to date communication with the Operations Manager on issues that may involve Sample Preparation staff, production or any other matter relating to the section’s performance and operation. Assist to resolve these timeously
  • Attend technical meetings and weekly production meetings and actively contribute in regard to the overall goals of the laboratory
  • Assist to continuously improve TAT
  • Ensure proper planning and timeous maintenance scheduling of equipment within the department
  • Ordering of consumables and other related Sample Preparation supplies
  • Perform all other reasonable duties as determined by the Operations Manager


  • Sound technical knowledge of Sample Preparation techniques
  • A Minimum of a Chemistry Diploma or Degree or equivalent from a recognized University or Institution
  • 5 – 10 years’ relevant Sample Preparation experience

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