Lo msebenzi uphelelwe. Closing date yawo ibi nge 20th ka May 2022.

Technician Chemistry

Amatola Water Board - Nahoon Dam, East London, Eastern Cape

Full-Time | Chemical Engineering

Closing date yi 20th ka May 2022

Amatola Water Board Technician Chemistry Nahoon Dam, East London


  • Based at Nahoon Dam


  • National Diploma: Analytical Chemistry or Equivalent
  • At least 3 years’ experience in an analytical chemistry laboratory.
  • Working knowledge of good laboratory practice and laboratory quality management system.
  • Trained and experienced in at least one of the following instruments: Atomic Absorption Spectrometry, ICP, Autotitrator, Aquakem, TOC, Wetchem, etc.
  • Trained and experienced in the maintenance of analytical instruments and workstations
  • Valid unendorsed drivers license

Skills & Competencies

  • Computer literacy, i.e. MS Office and Integrated Laboratory Software System
  • Trained and experienced in ISO 17025
  • Basic statistical knowledge
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • SACNASP registration


  • Conduct chemical analysis on samples to ensure that adherence to ISO 17025, standard operating procedures and correct methods are followed and turnaround times are met.
  • Calibrate the instruments to ensure optimum performance and efficiency of equipment.
  • Utilize the Laboratory’s Quality Management System and assist with maintaining accreditation
  • Receive samples from customers check and record the condition of the sample against conformance of the lab
  • Identify the type of the sample received against sample test list
  • Perform chemical and physical analyses (anions, cations, wet chemistry, and physicals) on instruments as per allocated time frames using authorized methods and procedures
  • Check and record condition of samples against conformance conditions stipulated in the method
  • Prepare samples for chemistry analysis e.g. (digesting, filtering, and degassing)
  • Label and record the reagent standards to ensure traceability as per ISO 17025 requirement.
  • Prepare analytical quality controls (AQC) standard reagents, plot AQC charts and monitor the performance of instruments against accepted standards and criteria
  • Participate on SABS Proficiency testing scheme to monitor the laboratory’s performance, and investigate failures
  • Perform specialized chemical analyses such as distillation and extraction when required
  • Perform preventive maintenance on instruments as scheduled
  • Investigate instrument failures and perform basic troubleshooting
  • Record all repairs and maintenance undertaken in the relevant logbook/file
  • Participate in specific training when new instrument is purchased at the lab.
  • Take full responsibility of the equipment adhering to all lab procedures
  • Transfer skill to all other lab employees that require that skill
  • Produce and record traceable, analytical records according to the laboratory’s quality management system (QMS)
  • Investigate and clear non-conformances issued by Quality Officer according to the time frames indicated in the Quality manual and/or specific action plan
  • Write up SOP’s to ensure compliance to the QMS
  • Actively participate in internal and external audits as required
  • File documentation as prescribed in the quality manual to ensure swift retrieval of documents and records
  • Practice good laboratory practices and maintaining housekeeping standards
  • Ensure that there are acceptable levels of chemicals,consumables, and spares of instruments to minimize down time
  • Assist procurement with the lab consumable specifications when requesting the quotes
  • Submit requisitions on BAAN
  • Record that the products received from the suppliers are of good quality and are documented as described in the quality manua and QMS
  • Assist in evaluation of the sole supplier by keeping records of the purchasing and delivery process as per ISO 17025

Additional Information

  • If you have not heard from us within 60 days after the closing date, you may regard your application as unsuccessful.
  • These appointments will be finalized in accordance with Amatola Water’s Employment Equity Plan and Recruitment Policy.
  • Preference will be given to suitably qualified persons from designated groups, specifically women, and people with disabilities. Amatola Water reserves the right not to make appointments.
  • Lobbying of members of the Board and/ or the Executive/ Management and Supervisors to treat any application, at any level, more favourably than any other for the same vacancy, will disqualify a candidate from selection.


  • R398 776 – R549 016 (per annum inclusive of benefits)

Lo msebenzi uphelelwe. Closing date yawo ibi nge 20th ka May 2022.

Lo msebenzi ufakwe ngu Tebuho Moshoeshoe nge 4 ka May 2022