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.