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Laboratory Technician

Total - Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Full-Time | Chemical Engineering

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Total Laboratory Technician Durban


  • National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry with BTECH in Quality preferred
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a petrochemical laboratory environment
  • Knowledge of chemistry of petroleum products and testing an advantage.
  • Driver’s licence – own vehicle preferable.

Skills & Competencies

  • Working knowledge on HSEQ system requirements i.e., ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and safety systems ISO 45001
  • Manufacturing (Blend Plant, Petroleum Industry, etc) or related Manufacturing environment Safety Rules.
  • Fully Computer literate and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel.  Working experience on Power BI is an advantage
  • Good communication Skills (oral and written).  Good report writing skills and ability to report back on product trials
  • Good knowledge of various instruments used in laboratory analysis i.e., ICP, XRF, Kinematic Viscometer, Density, Flash tester and FTIR
  • Good problem solving and root cause analysis skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines in a fast-moving production laboratory.
  • Must be prepared to work long hours, shifts and weekend.



  • Responsible for testing all products (raw materials/finished products) as per relevant ASTM and internal test methods. Ensure that they meet TotalEnergies & customer’s requirements.
  • Operation and necessary trouble shooting of the various Lab instruments / equipment.
  • Conduct Pre-Use Inspections on all lab equipment before use. Ensure safe operation all lab instruments.
  • Carry out calibration/ verification checks on all lab instruments/equipment.
  • Approve all blend instructions prior to blending
  • Test & approve all bulk & filling line samples
  • Issue certificates of analysis upon request
  • Test all effluent samples for compliance with Environmental system requirements
  • Assume the duties of the Lab Assistant or Lab Manager in their absence
  • Carry out trial blends on request.
  • Participate in Round Robin Analysis and ensure results are submitted to lab Manager timeously.
  • Ensure good housekeeping/ 5S is always maintained
  • Capturing of data into spreadsheets and maintaining of all records.
  • Investigate blend failures and complete Incident reports.
  • Involvement in Quality inspections of packaging material
  • Quality Assurance on filling lines and Dispatch.
  • Quality Audits on manufacturing processes
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives


  • To ensure constant adherence and compliance to company HSE and security standards, local by-laws, standards, and legislations to minimise all risk pertaining to company assets and protection of life and environment.
  • Stop operations in the event of an Emergency.
  • Report at least 2 Near Misses monthly.
  • Stop any activity that has a potential to cause accident or product nonconformity.

People Management:

  • Maintain a good communication between cross-functional teams.

Additional Information

  • Give your best to better energy and make the commitment with Total.
  • With over 500-plus professions in 130 countries, we offer high safety and environmental standards, strong ethical values, an innovation culture and wide-ranging career development.
  • Be part of the global team whose mission is already shared by 100,000 employees: to make energy better each and every day.

Lo msebenzi uphelelwe. Closing date yawo ibi nge .

Lo msebenzi ufakwe ngu Tebuho Moshoeshoe nge 19 ka January 2022