Instrumentation Manager
Strategic Recruiters (SGS South Africa (Pty) Ltd
Rustenburg, North West, ZA
6d ago
source : Careers24

SGS is the worlds leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity.

With more than 97,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.*JOB DESCRIPTION Instrumentation Manager* *REPORTING LINE*Laboratory Manager *PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES*To outline the responsibilities and authorities the Instrumentation Manager has in relation to post requirements of managerial, technical and key support personnel.

  • SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES Responsible for the day to day supervision, coordination and operation of the instruments, ICP, XRF, LECO, TGA, Pyctometer, at the Rustenburg Laboratory.
  • Responsible for planning, reviewing and monitoring of capital, revenue and expense budgeting.* Responsible for sample routing, formulating changes, improving work flow and maximum utilization of resources in the departments.
  • Coordinate Method Development and Method Validation.* Responsible for effective and appropriate use of equipment and facilities.
  • Responsible for development, effective utilization and supervision of human resources within the department, including training and discipline.
  • Keep abreast of new trends, current development in Analytical Science.* Client liaison is essential.* Assist with results evaluation.
  • Determine, manage and drive initiatives in order to implement and monitor accreditation requirements as per SGS and ISO17025 requirements.
  • Responsible for Health and Safety within the ICP department.* Ensure that company policies are adhered to by the staff.
  • Comply and conform to the QHSE policy of the company.* Must be fully acquainted with the LIMS system (Cclas EL).* Must comply and conform to the Quality Management System (ISO17025 and SANAS).
  • Adhere to all quality and safety requirements of the SGS management system.* Perform any other reasonable tasks as assigned by direct line manager.
  • Any person has the right to refuse to perform work that may damage the environment in an imminent and serious way and to report such a situation.
  • The employee has the responsibility to protect the environment as well.* Address client complaints.* Validate, approve and authorize analytical results.

  • Authorise re-assays of nonconforming results.* Authorise and sign-off competency of staff.* Authorise and sign-off documents for use within department.
  • Approve appointment of incumbent employees.* Discipline errant employees.* Authorise and validate new analytical methods and calibration standards for use.
  • Authorise and manage leave.* Authorise and manage overtime and shift rosters.* The Health & safety, Quality management system and Production are the key responsibilities.
  • Cease the use of any equipment that may be deemed to constitute a safety hazard or entry to hazardous environments without the necessary knowledge and protection, and take action to address the hazard.
  • Cease to carry on with work that may affect the quality (integrity) of services and take action to address the issue.* Initiate a formal improvement request when a deviation of the system occurs, possible improvements are identified or when nonconformity is identified.
  • REQUIRED SKILLS Education B.Sc, BTech or National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry.*Experience Minimum of 5 years in relevant field.
  • Solid Management / Senior Supervisory experience.*Competencies Must have full understanding of the LIMS system.* Knowledge of Laboratory Quality Management System.
  • Excellent problem solving skills and attention to detail.* Good co- ordination and management skills.
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