Relieves the Chief Chemist during absences due to special assignment, business assignments vacations and sickness, and assumes all operational and administrative responsibilities for the Refinery Laboratory. Is on 24 hour call-out during such periods.
Assures the quality of the data generated by the Laboratory through administering its participation in (a) international inter-laboratory proficiency/cross-check programs and (b) the internal precision and sample recycling programs.
Supervises the training of staff in the use of test methods, administers the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and ensures the availability of the most up-to-date software plus the most appropriate sub-systems.
Ensures implementation of the Company and Laboratory Quality Assurance Systems, the Fire, Health and Safety (FHS) standards and procedures, and the Environmental Management System.
Frequently uses PC and IT systems, such as EMPAC, LIMS, e-mail, Spreadsheet and Database systems.
Works under pressure on special assignments.
Work is mainly performed in the Refinery Laboratory being 100% under normal office/laboratory conditions.
Knowledge Skills and Experience:
Bachelor of Chemistry, or equivalent.
10 years work experience at a responsible level in a modern petroleum testing laboratory, operating an internationally recognized Quality System.
Must have a comprehensive and detailed knowledge of testing methodology for crude oil, refinery process streams and a full range of finished petroleum products.
Must be fully conversant with calibration and standardization methods and practices needed for petroleum laboratory analysers/equipment.
Must be (a) numerate, (b) have a good comprehension of statistical methodology and (c) be computer literate.
Must be conversant with the use of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and have the depth of knowledge to be able to function as the Laboratory LIMS Administrator.
Must have good interpersonal qualities and be able to train and motivate a multi-disciplinary team of Laboratory staff.
Must have excellent written and spoken English.
Must be able to work well under pressure and meet deadlines.
Must be able to work well in teams.
Is available for callout (24/7), as necessary.
Education:UG -B.Sc – Any Specialization, Chemistry