onsible for the operations of the laboratory daily and making limited decisions to ensure the continuity of production. Prepares test samples of raw materials and finished products and conducts prescribed physical and chemical analyses on samples. Generates reports on raw material and finished product samples as required. Participate in quality assurance activities related to the specific branch.
Duties & Responsibilities
Testing and administering of raw material and finished product samples.
Preparation of test samples of raw materials and finished products daily.
Performs prescribed physical and chemical tests on samples to ensure that they are in limits of specification daily.
Ensure that you work on the laboratory management information system as per the work instructions.
Ensure that you prepare and ensure sufficient stock levels of all lab chemicals.
Working, maintaining, and generating reports of all analyses performed.
Outsourcing samples to the Head Office lab / an approved outsourced lab should the Head Office lab not be able to perform the analyses.
Ensuring that production is notified timeously to perform homogeneity and carryover as well as Phytase or any other testing required according to the testing schedule or as may be required.
Recording and administering of results
Ensure to analyse results of tests by recording and computing relevant data daily.
Ensure that you work on any lab equipment as per the work instructions.
Ensure all reports (daily, weekly, monthly) are sent out timeously.
Ensure that you keep the laboratory in a well organised working environment.
Ensure that all laboratory equipment is always in a good acceptable working condition.
Maintaining the GMP, HACCP and ISO quality systems for the branch and in conjunction with the Quality and Lab Manager.
Feed Safety Team Leader for the relevant Branch.
Generating Quality reports as required (CAR reports, Mid-year reports, Annual reports, internal audit reports etc.)
Perform internal audits and the reports thereof as per the annual schedule.
Perform tasks within the CAR / NCR system as required by the system.
Participating in ISO, AFMA and any regulatory audits as required.
Assisting the branch and relevant technical advisors with any regulatory requirements