Junior Laboratory technician

Junior Laboratory technician

Position/Title:  Junior Laboratory Technician
Reports Too: Quality Assurance Manager
Function: Quality 
Area: South Africa
Number of Reports: 0

Overall Responsibility:
The Junior Laboratory Technician responsibilities will include conducting and supporting scientific investigations and experiments. planning, setting up and undertaking controlled experiments and trials, recording and analyzing data.

Focus Area 1: Laboratory Technician 
Perform daily routine analysis on fermenting beer samples, finished products, and utility analysis            
Ensure the products confrom to the relevant brand specifications 
Perform daily sensorial, microbiological and biochemical tests on beer and utility samples            
Perform weekly analysis on ranging beer parameters
Maintain laboratory equipment and functionality
Keep detailed records of results and analyses
Submit data timeously to adhere to production schedules
Assist in R&D project development and testing

Requirements of the Role
NSC Matric Certificate with Core Maths, Biology, Science
Tertiary degree/diploma in food science, microbiology, or related field. 
1 year experience in a laboratory environment 
Sensory analysis experience advantageous

Preferred Skills/Competencies
Sterile sampling techniques
Good lab practices
Computer proficient
Good communication

NB: Specific duties/responsibilities will vary from time to time: the above list is intended to indicate the general nature of the post and is not exhaustive. The post holder will be expected to be flexible in supporting the business by undertaking any other responsibilities which are aligned with this job level

Job Department: Production / Brewing
Job Location: Western Cape

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