Operator: Laboratory

Swakop Uranium - swakopmund, namibia

3 days ago

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

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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