Lab Technical Manager
Anglo American Kumba Iron Ore (South Africa)
SIOC Sishen Mine
Full Time Permanent
Supervise and lead the:
- Validation of analytical methods
- Calibration of analytical equipment
Development of new and improvement of current XRF applications and analytical methods
Management of the Laboratory QA/QC System
Conduct research work in order to initiate Laboratory process improvements
Manage projects with regard to processes, technology and equipment
Liaise with other development sections in evaluation of new technology to improve process capabilities and product quality
Advise clients (line management) with regard to best practices on production / product quality related problems
Management and improvement of the Laboratory Quality Management Systems including ISO17025
Validation and improvement of primary and secondary sample preparation systems
Responsible for the technical development and coaching of Foremen, Technicians and Technicians-in-Training
BSc degree or National Diploma in Analytical Chemistry or other relevant qualification
A sound knowledge of X-Ray analysis and sample preparation preferably of iron ore or geological samples
At least 5 years Laboratory management experience
Experience in the Iron Ore / mineral preparation industry and quality assurance in manufacturing is essential
A3 – safety Course will be a recommendation.
Management courses will be advantageous.
You will need:
Trustworthiness and a sense of confidentiality
The ability to handle stress and meet deadlines
Be able to motivate, lead and manage teams
Good interpersonal relations and communication skills
Function well in a team.
The ability to act as a coach in the technical development of subordinates is a requirement
Checking and reporting regarding sample quality and sample test results
The initial salary will be determined in accordance with Kumba Iron Ore regulations
This is an Anglo Band 6 role (GBF6 / E-role)
Incomplete applications will not be considered
Kumba Iron Ore shall apply the affirmative action principles as set out in the company's Employment Equity policy
If you do not receive feedback from us within 6 weeks, please consider your application as unsuccessful
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