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Lab Technician

Job Description

Job Description

As a Laboratory Technician, you will have a specific focus on supporting the Laboratory Supervisor in the following:

  • Responsible for the maintenance and organization of the laboratory / stock raw materials.

  • Assist and support Development team in the delivery of new products.,

  • Responsible for the lab organization. Ensures labeling, materials and fixtures (accessories) are in place, correct and of appropriate grade.

  • Responsible for the good order in the laboratory, the use of equipment, cleaning and schedules, quality systems and procedures / processes.

  • Conduct key equipment calibrations daily in readiness for development work.

  • To liaise with the contract companies to ensure adequate cleaning, maintenance and waste disposal procedures are in place and followed.

  • Creates, maintains and monitors de lab cleaning and equipment maintenance schedules.

  • Liaises with suppliers to ensure adequate stock rotation and record the incoming materials for traceability.

  • Maintains the records of ingredients, processes and procedures for full traceability of all products.

  • Conducts all work with good laboratory practice.

  • With the support of the line manager, writes and reviews procedures, instructions and guidelines relevant for the daily work in the lab.

  • Assist and support the continuous improvement of the NPD organization, processes and WOW

  • Reports any significant variation and faults to the area owner and line manager.

  • Proactively identifies areas for improvement within the lab.

Candidate Description

Technical education or Bachelor of Science in a food-related science field (Food Technology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or Agricultural Engineering).

Demonstrated laboratory skills, within food/beverage setting would be advantageous.

Key competencies and skills

Delivering Results:

  • Basic Knowledge of R&D process.

  • Support Scientists on all assigned roles and responsibilities.

  • Know and follow good laboratory practices.

  • Ability to organize all the different tasks relevant to the NPD process and laboratory performance.

  • Basic Knowledge of the different aspects of beverage design and manufacture.

  • Seek continuous improvement.

  • Accurate, persistent, organized and able to manage workload.

  • Language skills: English at minimum conversation level.

Application Description

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