Operator: Laboratory

Swakop Uranium - swakopmund, namibia

3 days ago


To provide technical assistance in the operations of the Laboratory by accurately and precisely carrying out all production related analysis and test work, within the required time specifications in a safe and efficient manner.

Key Performance Areas:

  • Receive and prepare samples.
  • Analyse samples as per Standard Operating Procedure.
  • Calibrate all instruments before analyzing samples and troubleshoot complex calibration issues.
  • Communicate equipment problems and accuracy of sample results, take corrective actions and troubleshoot complex situations.
  • Standardize make up reagents/ solution before starting with analyses.
  • Insert QA/QC samples on batch created for XRF, ICP and Reagent titrations.
  • Clean milling bowls/ pots with cleaning material to avoid cross contamination
  • Rinse pipette with demin water after each sample solution.
  • Calculate and determine amount of chemicals required for reagent make-up.
  • Prepare the necessary dilutions/ molarity adjustment and\or chemicals as required for standardizations.
  • Carry out basic repair and routine maintenance for laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Lock out, positively isolate equipment and attend to routine maintenance and basic repair on laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
  • Inspect and check all apparatus/ instrument before use and report all malfunctions and faulty to line immediately.
  • Ensure that all solution dispersers are dosing correctly using density calculations.
  • Replace gas bottle for instruments, ensure that sufficient gas cylinders are in place and empty bottles are returned.
  • Dismantle and clean burette of automatic titrator to prevent leakages of titrant that can damage to auto burette and inaccurate results.
  • Dismantle torch, nebulizer of ICP machine and clean regularly.

Requirements and experience:

  • Grade 12 or current NSSCO with 20 points over 5 subjects.
  • 1 year working experience in a mining/ chemical / metallurgical laboratory environment.
  • Experience in basic repair and routine maintenance of sample preparation equipment and instruments and analytical instruments.
  • Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices(GLP), Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) files.
  • Knowledge of Basic chemistry and analytical instrument principles and calculations.
  • Knowledge of the safe use and storage of chemicals and reagents.
  • Knowledge of LIMS operation.
  • Code B or BE Drivers License.

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