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Jobs in Tanzania 2019: Jobs at Pyrethrum Company of Tanzania Ltd (PCT), February 2019
Position: QC CHEMIST
Location: Iringa, Tanzania
PCT owns and operates a pyrethrum processing factory in Mafinga, Mufindi District- Iringa region, Tanzania. PCT is seeking to fill the position of QC Chemist.

The primary purpose: Efficiently and accurately analyze raw materials and in-process and final products to ensure that products meet production, business and customer requirements. Work responsibilities include round the clock and weekend coverage.
  • Perform analysis on raw material, production, shipping and developmental samples using approved and standard methods.
  • Experience and capability to operate a variety of laboratory analytical test equipment like HPLC, UV-Vis Spectrometry etc., including set up and calibration along with the capability of using statistical programs to evaluate results.
  • Maintain accurate records of all QC data using available software packages, batch cards, notebooks, reports and checklists necessary for the specific type of data being recorded.
  • Collect and maintain product samples, properly labeled, sorted and stored for all lots in process and final acceptance, single or compilation sample for required retention period.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities for lab, lab-plant interactions, and production processes; including recommending procedure changes, documenting non-conformance incidents for root cause investigations, and actively learning and reviewing test methods and laboratory protocols.
  • Maintain the laboratory in safe, organized, neat, well stocked, functional condition; including cleaning up work areas, submitting purchase requests for depleted items, prepare replacement stock solutions, maintaining method calibrations, monitoring lab chemical and reagent shelf life and repairing or notifying others of malfunctioning equipment.
  • Check and maintain the calibration of lab equipment
  • Be able to troubleshoot basic problems related to test results and/or product flow
  • Develop and validate new assay methods as well as design protocols and create study reports.
  • Ensure full compliance and registration of the Laboratory and factory as required by applicable regulations.
  • Ensure QC personnel understand job expectations, performance metrics and safety requirements for the Laboratory and the company.
  • Other duties or special projects may be assigned.

BSc/MSc in Chemistry preferably with a bias in Industrial Chemistry or BSc/MSc in Chemical and Process Engineering or related discipline. Knowledge on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) will be an added advantage, Specialized or Technical Knowledge:
Background in Analytical Chemistry with emphasis on routine testing and method development and validation preferably in a regulated industry.
Strong practical knowledge of Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Particle Size Distribution and wet chemistry.
Solid computer skills 

Work Experience: Minimum Required: 3 years agro- processing or chemical industry experience a must.

Location: Iringa, Tanzania
PCT owns and operates a pyrethrum processing factory in Mafinga, Mufindi District- Iringa region, Tanzania. PCT is seeking to fill the position of Laboratory Technician. 
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The primary purpose: The primary purpose is to perform laboratory tests, reviewing the accuracy of testing results and initiating investigation, reagent preparation and proper handling of chemicals.
Essential Functions:
  • Making sure that all QC practices/procedures are followed in all analytical work
  • Reviewing the accuracy of testing results and initiating investigations when results do not conform to specifications.
  • Sampling and preparation of pyrethrum flower samples and other samples using the approved procedures.
  • Perform laboratory tests using Standard Operating Procedures to produce reliable and precise data.
  • Carrying out calibration of equipment according to schedules and record results on appropriate log books.
  • Making sure all equipment is kept clean at all times.
  • Proper handling of chemicals and making sure chemicals and reagents are stored properly.
  • Preparation and labeling of reagents and standard solutions and making sure expired chemicals and reagents are not used in analytical work.
  • Supervising junior staff when necessary by making sure they follow instructions as per established SOPs.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices in the laboratory while adhering to correct health and safety guidelines
  • Perform and other duties as may be assigned by the Quality Control Manager or Process Chemist. 

Diploma in Laboratory Science and Technology from any reputable Institution.
Basic Chemical process overview 

Work Experience:
Minimum Required: 1 year agro- processing or chemical industry experience preferred. 

Skill Specialized skills/knowledge needed for the job:
Ability to use technical equipment with accuracy.
Knowledge of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills:
o Communicating clearly, both verbally and in writing, in order to create a clear and communicative environment with co-workers in the laboratory; o being able to read and write technical reports; and

Analytical and critical-thinking skill:
o Being precise and accurate in their analyses, since errors could invalidate results.
Organizational and time management skills and meticulous attention to detail:
o carrying out routine tasks accurately and following strict methodologies in performing analyses;

To Apply
Please email your cover letter and resume in English, including your salary expectations, to Human Resources Manager. Email: [email protected].tz
Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged reception of their applications. Application closing date: Friday 22nd February, 2019.