The Beverage Company: Lab Analyst

Company The Beverage Company
Reference # 1037
Published 06/09/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Amanzimtoti, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Accountable for specialist outputs, as well as initiating quality standards within defined work routines and policies.

Job Purpose

To ensure effective use of lab equipment and reagents in order to collect samples, analyse, monitor and inspect these samples within the lab.

Job Functions Operations
Industries Fmcg (Fast Moving Consumer Goods Sector)
Key Accountabilities and Outputs

Equipment and Reagents
•Daily verification of Equipment
•Preparation of Chemical Standards and Reagents
•Reporting of any broken or faulty equipment
•Discarding of expired reagents

Sampling and Analysis
•Final syrup samples for brix, density, aroma, taste and appearance
•Preparation of Control Drinks
•Approval of Start Up based on test results
•Analysis of Final Products Samples, such as brix, density, net content, gas volume, sensory, pH, colour, Titrable acidity, inverted brix, residual air, seam analysis
•Sampling and analysis of treated water samples for sucrose, glucose, total alkalinity, pH, hardness, sensory
•Sampling and analysis of raw water
•Sampling of CO2 from tankers and testing for sensory issues, receiving COA’s

Monitoring and Inspections
•Monitoring and recording can warmer temperature
•Monitoring and Inspection of the Water treatment filter and UV lamps
•OPRP monitoring of syrup and water sample
•CIP and Post CIP verification checks
•Verification of chemical concentration
•Reporting non-conformances and providing detailed information pertaining to non- conformances
•Responsible for internal lab control, consumables, equipment

Documentation and Record Keeping
•Documentation Control of SOP’s and Records
•Completion of Product Release Reports
•Generating Product COA’s
•Quality Trends for product analysis

Food Safety
•Enforces food safety requirements
•Reports and handles glass breakage for lab glassware in accordance with established procedures

Adherence to the health, safety, food and environmental standards
•Staff shall adhere to all Food Safety Policies and PRP’s and shall adhere to and enforce all food safety requirements at all times
•Staff shall adhere to Health, Safety & Environmental Policies and PRP’s and shall adhere to and enforce all Health and Safety requirements at all times
•Visitor and Contractor Policy – staff shall ensure that visitors or contractors entering the facility are signed in, escorted and wear PPE, are aware of the hygiene policies and do not smoke, eat or drink inside the facility
•Code of Practice – staff shall maintain high levels of personal hygiene in accordance with the code of conduct
•Handwashing Procedure – Ensuring staff are cleaning and sanitizing hands efficiently before handling the product.
•Physical Contamination Control Policy and Procedure – Staff shall be aware of the potential of physical product contamination. Staff is aware of control measures to prevent physical contamination.
•Safety, Health and Environment Policy – Staff take reasonable measures to ensure health and safety hazards do not occur. Should an accident occur, staff shall be aware of the procedure of reporting the incident.
•First Aid Policy – Staff are aware of the first aider on site. Staff is trained to report injuries and illness to supervisors/first aiders.
•Conversant with relevant business information, policies, processes and procedures
•Maintains expected performance standards
•Enforce compliance with relevant legislative and statutory requirements
•Enforce GMP’s and conduct themselves in a manner conducive with food safety practices
•Attend Training and enforce learnings from the training for Quality, Food Safety and Health & Safety that been prescribed for them
•Be vigilant of food defense and food fraud risks
•Maintain a high level of housekeeping within the work environment

•Responsible to ensure housekeeping is performed and ensure that all products and activities are stored and are executed within the demarcated areas according to the housekeeping policy (green red and yellow areas)
•Conversant with relevant business information, policies, processes and procedures
•Maintains expected performance standards
•While Job Descriptions are written up for the purpose of a basic outline of the work and responsibilities associated with the Job, the Company encourages and expects all employees from time to time, to assist with work that may not be a direct part of their job description

Qualifications and Experience

Grade 12 / Matric / NQF level 4 (Essential)
•Up to 3 years experience (Operational Execution) Technical, FMCG
•Basic MS Excel; MS Word; E Mail

Key Qualities

•Routine communication in connection with instructions, requests or normal work tasks

Problem Solving
•Proactive identification of problems that are concrete and procedural, troubleshoot and apply solutions in line with guidelines provided or escalate more complex problems to superiors, providing information required to solve problems.

Relationships Maintained
•Others outside of own work area but inside the organisation

Behavioural Competencies

Verbal Communication
•Able to communicate verbally in a logical manner.
•Takes the intended audience into account when communicating verbal information.
•Makes use of appropriate business language in verbal communication.
•Includes all relevant information in verbal arguments.
•Demonstrates proficiency of language in verbal communication.
•Interprets complex information to expresses own viewpoint in verbal communication.
•Concludes verbal arguments by making reference to relevant facts

Decision Making
•Organises information to make it easier to analyse or see trends.
•Anticipates consequences and formulates alternatives.
•Establishes clear decision criteria for making informed choices.
•Seeks relevant information to better understand situations and problems.
•Conducts appropriate analysis; neither makes snap decisions or over-analyses.
•Sees relationships between various facts, figures or other information.

Continuous Improvement
•Increases performance expectations when success has been achieved
•Seeks out sources of information, including trade associations, “best practice” companies, customers, peers, subordinates, etc.
•Finds ways to fast-adapt improvement ideas to work processes
•Proactively seeks out resources, alliances, etc., needed to quickly introduce improvements

•Helps others with their work.
•Meets commitments to team members or others in the organisation.
•Actively contributes to team discussions and the accomplishment of team work plans.
•Shares expertise and resources to help others address their needs.
•Seeks to include all those who can contribute to the most successful outcome and those who have a stake in the results.
•Actively keeps all stakeholders informed.
•Attempts to reinvigorate team processes when progress is lagging: stays engaged even when not in full agreement with the team’s direction.

•Accomplishes assigned tasks and goals: takes necessary actions to keep progress against objectives on track and prepares a roadmap for success.
•Ensures that all who need to know, are clear about the plan.
•Takes full responsibility for own actions and outcomes, including mistakes.
•Always acts in the company’s best interest, regardless of whether it is difficult or unpopular.
•Ensures others are on track for achieving their goals

Job Closing Date 13/09/2021