Raw Materials Technologist/Sampler

Post Date

May 5, 2022

Job Description

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

The incumbent is responsible for the sampling of all raw materials and customer bulk product as required and maintains a properly labelled retain sample programme; monitoring the quality of raw materials through analytical testing and approval under the limited Supervision. The incumbent is also responsible for the maintenance of accurate workbooks (cosmetic/drug), and all other documentation pertaining to lab duties e.g. calibration, volumetric solution preparation/ standardization and KF water determinations.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Incoming Raw Material Sampler Duties:

Follow SOP’s related to raw material sampling including but not limited to:

  • Gathering, organizing and recording of receivers.
  • Preparing containers for sampling and preparing hold labels.
  • Checking and preparing for any hazardous materials to be sampled (WHMIS stickers) where applicable.
  • Sampling all incoming and expired raw materials required by the appropriate departments, (analytical and microbiological).
  • Keep retain samples in the raw material sampling area.
  • Label all raw materials with the appropriate label during the whole process (identification white (hold), approve, reject, warning and sampled by).
  • Distribute samples to appropriate departments and following up with Certificate of Analysis.
  • Conduct re-sampling for micro and analytical when is required.
  • Maintain MSDS files up to date.

Raw Material Analysis:

Follow all related SOP’s as required to raw material testing including but not limited to:

  • Determines properties of raw materials by conducting a variety of qualitative and quantitative tests, using Refractometer, pH meter, Conductivity meter, Karl Fisher Titrator, Viscometer, Infrared Spectrophotometer, and U.V. Visible Spectrophotometer, following written procedures
  • Completes all necessary calculations based on findings in duty #1
  • Documents all findings and calculations in appropriate log books, certificates and data summary cards
  • Maintains and updates raw material files including certificates, specifications, data summary records and safety data sheets to current compendia and/or supplier/or customer requirements
  • Prepares laboratory solutions according to compendia or written procedures, recording all standardization in appropriate log books
  • Conducts in house calibration and labelling of laboratory equipment as per written procedures
  • Ensures raw materials are sampled and tested on time for production.
  • Ensures all hazardous materials are labelled correctly
  • Maintains equipment and reports all equipment failures and procedural difficulties the Analytical Supervisor
  • Responsible for maintaining clean work area and for keeping adequate stock of reagents and glassware on hand
  • Responsible for removing the chemical waste to the alcohol room
  • Brings to attention of the Analytical Supervisor all results not meeting specifications and follows up on the action decided upon
  • Complies with Good Manufacturing Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and safety standards and follows plant policies and procedures

Qualifications

Education:

  • Minimum completed college diploma in a science related field
  • Preferred BSC Chemistry degree

Experience:

  • 2 years in similar industry preferred

Skill/Knowledge/Licenses:

  • Drivers license
  • Forklift truck training (in house may be helpful not necessary).
  • First Aid certificate (maybe helpful – not necessary)
  • WHMIS training – introductory and site specific (in house)
  • Keyboarding and filing.
  • Write legibly, literate and possess organizational capability and capable of working under limited supervision
  • Familiar with GMP and GLP
  • Any other instructions/perform any other related duties as required by supervisor

 

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We thank all applicants, however only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

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