Zambia Bureau of Standards (ZABS)
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Laboratory Technician – Chemistry (x2)

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ZABS is a statutory body currently operating under the Standards Act No. 4 of 2017. ZABS exists to support industry in the production of goods and services of acceptable quality for national, regional and international markets. It is the custodian of national standards and acts as a link between the local industry and regional and international standardization and quality assurance (SQA) organizations.

VACANCIES

The Bureau wishes to invite suitably qualified and experienced Zambian nationals to fill the following vacant positions;

LABORATORY TECHNICIAN – CHEMISTRY (ZABS 6 x 2) – HQ and Mongu Office

JOB PURPOSE

To conduct tests and provide analytical data and related information in Chemistry Testing laboratories and in any other fields deemed competent.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Reporting to Laboratory Analyst Chemistry and Microbiology
  • Perform laboratory and field test work as required in accordance with approved test methods and procedures.
  • Competent in the following laboratory equipment and techniques: Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy, Inductively Coupled Plasma-Orbital Emission Spectroscopy and Near Infra-Red.
  • Prepare standard reference materials and ensure their proper labeling, storage and use.
  • Carry out sampling and sample preparation in accordance with approved procedures.
  • Carry out appropriate checks and tests to ensure the accuracy of test results.
  • Comply with established procedures and take necessary precautions to avoid accidents and ensure a healthy and safe working environment.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Full Grade 12 Certificate
  • Minimum of Diploma in Laboratory Science/ Chemistry or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science/ Chemistry or related field will be an added advantage
  • 3 years’ work experience in a busy Chemistry or Food Science Laboratory
  • Knowledge and Training in ISO17025:2017 is a must

CONDITIONS

The positions in salary scale ZABS 3 are in contract employment category. The positions in ZABS 6 are in permanent and pensionable employment category.

Method of Application

Suitably qualified individuals are therefore encouraged to apply for these positions by sending their application letters together with copies of educational and professional certificates and a detailed CV to the address below.

The Executive Director

Zambia Bureau of Standards

P.O Box 50259

LUSAKA

Application deadline
11 Dec 15:00