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Lab Technician

Reference PE002241/CV
Location Eastern Cape, Port Elizabeth
Salary Interval Monthly
Package None-negotiable
Description Our client in the Manufacturing Industry, based in Port Elizabeth, is currently looking to employ a experienced Lab Technician. 

An exciting career opportunity awaits you!

  • Minimum qualification requirement is a National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry; BSc Degree in Analytical Chemistry will be advantageous
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in the Automotive environment.
  • Computer literacy (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and SAP experience essential.
  • Understanding the importance of FTR.
Responsibilities, but not limited to:
  • Carry chemical and physical analysis of materials.
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and perform routine maintenance.
  • Collection of samples for testing as laid out in the lab procedures and work instruction.
  • Daily sample collection and preparation.
  • Testing and evaluation of lead and lead alloys by wet chemical methods, instrument techniques and physical testing as prescribed in the procedure.
  • Testing and evaluation of water, incoming and diluted acid from the Plant.
  • Testing and evaluation of raw materials, such as paste additive, paper, label separator and flux chemicals.
  • Requalification of products testing as per customer requirement.
  • Testing and evaluation of automotive batteries for performance requirements to lay down standards such as SABS, customer requirements and local requirements.
  • Ability to work on ICP and Spectrometer.
  • Analysis of failure modes on test cells and batteries.
  • Analyse and interpret technical reports.
  • Write daily and monthly technical reports and interpret results.
  • Keep accurate records and maintain up-to-date documentation.
  • Develop test methods and train staff.
  • Able to perform tensile testing and cyclic voltammetry / EIS testing on the physical lab
  • Establish standard chemical solutions.
  • Maintaining cleanliness, workability, and safety of the working area, tools, instruments, apparatus and equipment used.
  • Liaison with manufacturing personnel, supervisors, process engineers and product engineers.
  • Adhere to all safety rules and regulations.
  • Support production and external customers with whenever required.
  • Daily sampling of water and diluted acid.
  • Battery and lead sampling.
Kindly be advised that should you not receive a response within two weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful. 

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