Laboratory Assistant at AECI
Bellville, Western Cape, ZA
6d ago
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Job Description SCP is looking to recruit a NPD Laboratory Assistant to work in Bellville. The NPD Laboratory Assistant is responsible to provide assistance within the NPD laboratories in order to ensure the effective functioning of the labs and NPD process.

SCP is a leading South African supplier of a wide range of customised industrial fruit-juice products to major brand owners in South Africa, and to another 13 countries in Africa and the Middle East.

We source consistently top quality fruit juice concentrate through a worldwide network of fruit processors. Recipes are developed to the specific requirements of individual customers. Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure proper functioning and calibration of all NPD lab equipment. Co-ordinate sample requests to customers (obtaining finished goods samples / preparation, packing, labelling, maintaining electronic log sheets of samples dispatched).
  • Conduct stability tests and record keeping thereof. Quality control of emulsions and compilation of Emulsion CoA’s. Assist with the preparation of product development samples.

    Maintaining electronic work sheets of market samples & ingredient samples received from customers / suppliers. Maintenance of NPD flavour library Maintain neat & tidy NPD work environment (SCP clean-as-you-go’’ principle).

    Maintain a safe NPD work environment (ZERO HARM). Performing both delegated and non-delegated departmental activities. Innovation Idea Participation. Qualifications & Experience

  • Matric / Grade 12 (preferably with Math and Science / Biology subjects). Minimum 1-2 years’ work experience in a laboratory environment.
  • Basic administrative, organizational and time management skills. Knowledge of basic analytical test methods preferable, but not a requirement.

    Basic knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Food Safety (HACCP) and Quality (e.g. ISO 9001) Management Systems will be beneficial.

    Knowledge of typical work and laboratory procedures & practices. Basic computer literacy (MS Outlook & Excel). Must be willing and able to work extended hours / overtime when required.

    Must have reliable transport to and from work. Competencies

  • Organisational skills. Time management. Communication skills. Ability to work under pressure. Interpersonal skills. Attention to detail.
  • Team player. Adaptable. Follow through.

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