Closing Date: 02 February 2015
Location: Polokwane

LAB IN-SERVICE TRAINEE

Reference Code: SAB-ZA-16215

Key Purpose Statement

The primary role of the Lab In-service Trainee is the carrying out of specialised analysis in support of the production teams, and supporting problem solving, continuous improvement initiatives and training.

Competence Requirements

  • Diploma / BTech / BSc in Microbiologist, Food Technology or Biotechnology.
  • Production environment.
  • Significant experience in chromatographic techniques
  • Ability to utilise computer programmes extensively.
  • Analytical ability.
  • Communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  •  Mental alertness and judgement.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Precision and accuracy.
  • Significant experience in chromatographic techniques
  • Ability to utilise computer programmes extensively.
  • Analytical ability.
  • Communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Mental alertness and judgement.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Precision and accuracy.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Numeracy.

Output and Accountabilities

SPECIALIST ANALYSIS

Carry out specialised microbiological sampling analysis. Record the results of analyses on appropriate information systems and communicate results where required. Conduct analysis of results to identify problems and improvement opportunities timeously. Where problems or improvement opportunities have been identified, communicate these to the relevant stakeholders. Assist the shift based teams in the execution of quality analysis, whererequired. Conduct calibration of specialist equipment for which the labs are responsible and provide calibration assistance to the shift based teams where required.

QUALITY AUDITING

Conduct required and requested quality audits, completing the appropriate documentation and communicating the results. Review quality analysis procedures of shift based teams, identifying problems or training needs and communicating these to the team leader. Conduct regular audits of calibration procedures of shift based production teams and communicating results. Conduct audits of analytic procedures to ensure compliance with COT guidelines, and identifying corrective actions required. Where required, initiate corrective actions coming out of the quality audits in areas that impact the laboratory.

PROBLEM SOLVING

Support the shift based production teams in problem solving, providing specialist assistance and techniques. Coach, mentor and assist shift based production teams on problem solving and correct use of problem solving techniques. Lead problem solving sessions, and where required facilitate FFA’s ensuring completing of documentation and implementation of findings. Where required, take part in FFA’s as a functional expert. Where required, ensure that learnings identified in problem solving sessions are incorporated into analytic and other lab procedures. Take part in regional and divisional MDT’s where required.

TRAINING

Support the shift based production teams by assisting in training needs analysis. Take part in the CAP process, specifically in the assessment of quality analyses competence. Take part in the development of training material, specifically in quality analysis. Where required, take part in the training of shift based production teams on quality analyses. Coach, mentor and assist shift based production teams quality analyses and correct use of analytical techniques.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

Carry out specialised analyses in support of the evaluation of continuous improvement opportunities. Determine additional analytical work required evaluating continuous improvement opportunities. Where required, take part in team evaluations of continuous improvement opportunities. Take part in regional and divisional process optimisation initiatives as required.

How to Apply

Apply for the SABMiller Lab In-service Traineeship

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