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Job Title: TEMP LAB ASSISTANT (6 month’s)

Sector: Production

Location: Bellville South

Town / City: Bellville South

Basic salary range: R8 900

Job Type: Contract - 6 months

TEMP LAB ASSISTANT (6 month’s)

6 month contract within a production company for the above:
Key performance areas include (but are not limited to):
• Organizing and performing (analytical and/or microbiological inspection & testing) the necessary procedures on packaging materials, raw materials, ingredients, in-process batches and final products, recording the results and advising adjustments/status when applicable/necessary
• Assisting with creating, planning, organizing and maintenance of the necessary work instructions and procedures in order to assure quality and safe end products
• Assisting with trouble shooting and corrective action activities, including validation and verification activities
• Assisting with staff training
• Laboratory Administration: e.g.
– Releasing of products and/or processes
– Printing of labels for final products
– Liaison with contacts
– Stock take
• Performing both delegated and non-delegated departmental activities
The successful candidate must have the following experience/skills:
• Minimum of 1 year relevant work experience in the Food and Beverage Industry within a laboratory environment.
• Knowledge of basic analytical and microbiological test methods
• Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), Food Safety (e.g. HACCP) and Quality (e.g. ISO 9001) Management Systems will be beneficial.
• Knowledge of typical work and laboratory procedures and practices.
• Ability to exercise attention to detail, exercise good observations and organise and plan effectively
• Competence in the use of Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word, MS Excel (compulsory), etc.)
• Quality Focused, Goal directed and be able to follow- through
• Good communication, Observation, Analytical, Logical and Methodical Skills.
• Sound interpersonal and Self-Management skills
• Ability to work independently and under pressure
• Good Team Player
• Must be willing and able to work extended hours/overtime  when operational needs arises
• Must have reliable transport to and from work
Qualification required:
• A recognised Diploma / B.Tech Degree in Food Technology or Food Sciences
Submit a detailed copy of your CV in MS Word format to:  adele@merand.co.za
ONLY shortlisted candidates will be contacted due to high volumes of applications.

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