Lead Chemist at the Service laboratory which will support initially the company’s vitamin and mineral premixes and feed business.
Review the assigned analytical methods of vitamins and minerals
Prepare method validation plan for the selected methods and subsequently carry out method validation.
Provide oversight and technical leadership in the laboratory operations.
Train technicians proper documentation starting from sample weighing, reagent preparation, purity of standard, date of prep, date of expiry, log book entry, calibration of equipment, calculation, verification.
Take a leading role in the write up of analytical methods and SOPs.
Apply and train analysts various QA/QC measures to be undertaken daily to ensure accuracy and reliability of test results
Promote wherever feasible use of micro-extraction and solid phase extraction to reduce/eliminate solvent use.
Train analysts’ common preventative maintenance procedures and troubleshooting methods for GC, GC-MS, HPLC, LC-MS-MS Instruments
Skills and Qualifications:
Provide hands-on training to the chemical analysts so that they can undertake competently the analysis
Contribute at high level to the vitamin and mineral premixes by selecting appropriate analytical methods, developing and validating them.
Ability to influence change required
Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
Strong written and verbal communication skills required