Assistant Laboratory Manager Job in Mombasa Kenya

An International Organization with offices in most major towns in the Country is looking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Assistant Laboratory Manager.
 
Location: Mombasa
 
Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required:
  • At least a Bsc degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry/Chemical Engineering or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution. MSc in Chemistry will be an added advantage.
  • 5 years experience in a fast commercial testing laboratory handling various products.
  • Lead Auditor/Assessor Training by a recognised body.
  • Mastery in technical knowledge of analytical processes and ability to coordinate several activities simultaneously.
  • Excellent knowledge of laboratory methods development and validation processes.
  • Extensive knowledge of international standards and product specifications used in various industries.
  • Good skills in commercial testing service with strong business drive and good customer relations.
  • Excellent knowledge of laboratory methods development and validation.
  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills and ability to communicate at all levels within the organization.
  • Mandatory thorough knowledge of ISO 17025 and hands on experience in management of an ISO 17025 accredited facility
  • Ability to plan, provide and optimize laboratory resources in achieving corporate business objectives
Key Responsibilities:
  • Deputize the Laboratory Manager.
  • Co-ordinate and monitor day-to- day operations in all laboratories including scheduling and prioritization of work.
  • Ensure that analysts perform work in a professional manner that meets the requirement of both internal and external clients.
  • Monitor, document and report the analysis turn around time on a regular basis for continuous improvement.
  • Review technical raw data before issuance of test reports.
  • Respond to client enquiries and provides professional advice.
  • Drive, develop and validate new laboratory testing methods for various products.
  • Ensure personnel are trained for the duties they perform-including temporary staff when regular personnel are absent.
  • Coordinate purchasing requests and ensure that adequate inventories of all laboratory consumables and reagents are maintained and requisitions made in good time.
  • Coordinate equipment maintenance and calibration activities and ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated, reporting all deficiencies (equipment malfunctions) in an appropriate manner.
  • Ensure that all waste products and expired samples are disposed off in accordance with both local legal regulations and in a manner that protects the integrity of the laboratory.
  • Liaise with the Laboratory Manager to ensure that clients are sufficiently informed of the progress of their orders and that they get their reports
If you meet the above requirements, send your resume with your current remuneration to assistant.labmanager@gmail.com latest by October 19th, 2012.
 
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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