Implementing and maintaining ISO 17025 and SANAS requirements within the lab.
Ensuring that the required resources, systems, and SOP’s are reviewed, authorized, and are regularly monitored, adapted, and improved to ensure compliance to GMP/GLP and ISO 17025 regulations/standards.
Maintaining laboratory integrity by ensuring results that are accurate and precise as well as repeatable.
Ensuring that lab staff operates within the Quality System.
Ensuring product is timeously tested in order to meet release deadlines.
Controlling expenses by overseeing stock and ensuring wastage is minimized.
Maintaining lab infrastructure, instrumentation, and equipment as per guidelines.
Ensuring that methods are validated and fit for purpose.
Complying with health and safety procedures as laid down by legislation.
Supervising the testing program and evaluating results to determine trends.
Compilation of daily and monthly analysis reports fit for business purposes.
Investigating and implementing corrective and preventative action as applicable.
Correcting nonconformities and potential nonconformities and performing investigations on NCA results.
Ensuring that personnel operates within company policies.
Identifying laboratory needs and making recommendations to Senior Management.
Prioritizing and delegating operational issues.
An active member of the Food Safety (HACCP) Management team. Assisting in verifying HACCP plans and external supplier audits.
Ensuring the accurate sampling and testing of factory raw materials., in process materials, final product and factory-specific utilities.
Directly supervising staff laboratory complement
Optimizing staff, time, and equipment to streamline the workflow.
Taking final responsibility for reports regarding technical content and accuracy. Technical signatory – signing off reports and issuing results.
Reviewing and reporting timeously to service production and improve plant environment
Qualifications -Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry/Bio-chemistry/Quality/TQM/Bio-Technology/Micro-biology
5 years’ industry-related experience preferably in a food manufacturing or pharmaceutical environment.
Implementation of product testing methods and procedures, administration and record-keeping of product testing results, Excellent communication skills, interpersonal skills,
Punctuality is crucial in this position as swift actions and timely analysis are to be expected,
Analytical approach to examining testing results, Sound Supervising and leading others,
Creativity and Innovative thinking,
Knowledge – Thorough knowledge of food product sampling and testing, specifically related to the edible oils and fats industry, thorough knowledge of ISO 17025 implementation and management,
Knowledge of ISO 9001 principles and practices, knowledge of good lab practices(GLP),
Working knowledge of occupational health & safety principles and practices, working knowledge of good manufacturing principles and practices, working knowledge of FSSC 22000 and/or similar GFSO benchmarked schemes