Flour mill lab technician - pan afric impex

Job Summary

This position will work under the supervision of the Quality Assurance Manager and will perform a variety a quality assurance tests on flour and feed

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 2 years

Job Description

Job Description

About US:

Pan Afric Impex is is part of the Pan Afric Group of Companies which comprises of Pan Afric Commodities Ltd, Joha International (U) Ltd and Pan Afric Impex (U) Ltd.  Pan Afric has grown to become the leading large scale transportation and Logistics Company in Uganda and the East Africa region and deals in Coffee and Maize agricultural business activities.

Job Title:  FLOUR MILL LAB TECHNICIAN

Report to: Quality Assurance Manager

Our ideal candidate has excellent attention to detail and a willingness to learn and follow company procedures. This position will work under the supervision of the Quality Assurance Manager and will perform a variety a quality assurance tests on flour and feed samples. Additional tasks will include, but not be limited to, setting up equipment, recording results, cleaning and maintaining lab equipment, monitoring inventory supplies and ordering when necessary.

 

Responsibilities

·        Perform job tasks in a safe manner in compliance with safety programs and procedures.

·        Perform and record lab tests and quality checks on feed and flour samples pursuant company policy, standard laboratory practices and quality assurance protocols.

·        Conduct non-technical routine laboratory tests and procedures under the direction of quality assurance manager and chief miller.

·        Set up and operates laboratory equipment in preparation for specimen examinations.

·        Open, separate, number and arrange specimens for laboratory examination and trace results.

·        Maintain simple laboratory records and inventory for supplies and reagents.

·        Maintain laboratory equipment and supplies by cleaning and maintaining quality assurance records.

·        Maintain a clean and sanitary work area in accordance with standard laboratory practice and company procedures.

·        Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions, troubleshooting breakdowns, maintaining supplies, performing preventive maintenance, calling for repairs.

·        Maintain daily logs of lab activity per company policies.

·        Resolve problems by examining and evaluating data and selecting corrective steps.

·        Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and reading technical publications.

·        Keep laboratory supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.

·        Keep equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshoot breakdowns; maintain supplies; perform preventive maintenance; call for repairs.

·        Ensure ISO AND UNBS policies and procedures are followed and enforced throughout the facility.

·        Complete required training and certifications; stay current and up to date on all regulations and requirements.

·        Cleanup and dispose of spills according to company policy and applicable regulations.

·        Be an active participant in the facility hazardous material/emergency responsible teams.

·        Effectively communicate tasks, directives and policies with both senior management and supervised workers.

·        Ensure that assigned tasks are completed in safe, best practices manner.

·        Be familiar with all operations, systems, policies and procedures effecting the mill, warehouse and/or cleaning house.

 

Qualifications

·        Skill/Experience Requirements:

·        At least a diploma in Laboratory Technology, Food science, Microbiology or any other relevant courses.

·        2 years of previous lab or quality work experience is required.

·        Must possess basic math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and understand various units of measure ( Imperial weights and measurements, Metric weights and measurements), common fractions and decimal usage.

·        Must be able to proficiently read and write in English for the purposes of record keeping and safety and quality training and processes.

·        Prior experience with usage of document control systems preferred.

·        Standard knowledge of computers and basic office software.

·        Familiarity with a formal quality system (SQF, GMP/HACCP, ISO 9001, etc.) preferred.

·        Added advantage of understanding standards of testing in relation to US EAS 768:2012, US EAS:44:12

·        Attention to detail, mechanical aptitude, good verbal and written communication skills.

·        Demonstrated ability to work in a safety conscious environment.

·        Must be willing to work overtime and varied schedules as necessitated by operations.

·        Must be able to sit and/or stand and operate lab equipment and to utilize computers.

·        Ability to read and comprehend written and oral operational and safety instructions and related rules, policies and memos, and to communicate clearly with your co-workers and supervisors.

·        Visual and hearing skills that help you communicate with good interpersonal skills.

·        Ability to detect odors and the ability to understand and discern safety warning systems.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified applicants should send their applications with updated CVs in English to Email to: e.byamugisha@panafricimpex.co.ug

Deadline for Applications: 10, September, 2018.

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