Branch: Water Resource Management
SD: Analytical Services

R316 536 – R480 678 per annum, (OSD), (Offer will be based on proven years of
CENTRE : Roodeplaat (Pretoria)
REQUIREMENTS : A National Diploma in Science or relevant qualification with Analytical Chemistry or
Chemistry as a major subject. Compulsory registration with SACNASP as a Certificated
Natural Scientist. Three (3) years post qualification technical scientific experience. An
In-depth experience in standard water related analysis using the following techniques or
instruments: Discrete analysers, Atomic Absorption Spectroscopy (AAS), Flow Injection
analysis (FIA), pH and EC analysis and Turbidity meter. Extensive experience gained in
an accredited chemistry laboratory and good laboratory practices. Knowledge of ISO

  1. Experience in the use of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)
    for data handling. Knowledge and experience of statistical analysis. Knowledge of
    Occupational Health and Safety Act and safety principles. Advanced computer literacy
    and ability to use various software packages such as MS Word, Excel, Power point,
    Microsoft Outlook and Internet.
    DUTIES : Responsible for the quality assurance and tasks related to providing technical and
    scientific support. The incumbent is also responsible for executing a wide variety of tasks
    in relation to the analysis of water samples including the following: Practice quality
    assurance on all analysed data and results as per RQIS quality system. Participate in
    the investigation of non-conforming work through Corrective Action Requests (CARs).
    Maintain and improve the RQIS quality system. Operate Laboratory Information
    Management System (LIMS). Supervise and train laboratory personnel to have a highly
    motivated and effective team. Maintain analytical instruments. Plan training activities
    and perform Planned Job Observations (PJO’s) on all methods and procedures to be
    declared competent in terms of the RQIS quality system and thereafter be assessed by
    SANAS as a technical signatory. Filter and digest samples water samples with methods
    and procedures. Participate in proficiency testing exercises. Prepare standards and
    reagents for analysis of samples.
    ENQUIRIES : Ms J Lekekiso Tel No: 012 808 9750
    APPLICATIONS : Head Office (Pretoria): Please forward your application quoting the relevant reference
    number to: The Department of Water and Sanitation, Private Bag X350, Pretoria, 0001
    or hand deliver to Delta Continental Building, Corner of Visagie and Bosman Street,
    FOR ATTENTION : Ms L Mabole

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