A laboratory technician performs technical and managerial laboratory duties as well as basic data analysis. They’re the backbone of a scientific research lab. They are able to work in vast area of science such as forensics, health and manufacturing
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducting and supporting scientific investigations and experiments
Planning, setting up and undertaking controlled experiments and trials
Ensure that all samples are received and registered as per the procedures of categorization in the company.
Ensure all received samples are adequate for analysis and are stored in the correct conditions to prevent distortion of results.
Perform analysis on the received samples as per standard analysis process, and conduct more complex analysis if needed to identify deviation sources.
Generate different types of analysis reports and gives professional opinion on the analysis including deviation from standards and possible deviation reasons.
Escalate issues and major deviation samples to the chemists and senior chemists.
Keep all testing equipment in proper operating condition to prevent distortion of results.
Assist in preparing guidelines and work instructions for test methods to establish standard test procedures.
Assist in the development of junior staff through the provision of coaching and contributing to the development planning.
Plan, organize and prioritize own work to ensure efficiency and work is completed within set deadlines.
Enter & approve all analytical results into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) timely and accurately so that user departments receive timely feedback.
Assist in the preparation of timely and accurate reports for Department in order to meet Department requirements, policies and standards.
Comply with all relevant safety, quality, health and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment
SKILLS AND REQUIREMENTS
B.Sc Chemistry/Diploma in Lab Technology
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Good teamworking skills