Superintendent: Laboratory

Swakop Uranium

Swakop Uranium is recruiting a Superintendent: Laboratory, to be based in Swakopmund, Namibia.
  • To plan, direct and co-ordinate activities concerning the provision of continuous laboratory services in order to ensure the smooth, effective, efficient and reliable running of the facility/laboratory, including satisfactory performance of personnel and compliance with specifications, regulations and laid down standard procedures, practices and corporate governance
  • Maintain integrity and reliability of all activities carried out at the Swakop Uranium (SU) Laboratory
  • Manage the Laboratory to provide assurance that all QC/QA targets are met, by leading the Laboratory Team to ensure agreed targets are achieved, with safety and environmental guidelines
  • This Assess the outcome of Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) audits and implement improvements as required
  • Optimize turnaround time for samples to ensure accurate and timely results are achieved and maintained
  • Manage and monitor rights and responsibilities related to the laboratory as directed
  • Ensure that laboratory equipment is always available and in good condition
  • Ensure that correct procedures are followed and differences between results obtained are within set limits
  • Perform special analytical procedures and operate specialized instruments
  • Compile comprehensive reports on results of all analyses performed at Swakop Uranium (SU) Laboratory
  • Ensure that results are captured on the database (Labware database) as per standard procedures
  • Participate in special projects and department meetings via input, feedback and execution of assigned tasks
  • Develop and maintain daily, weekly and monthly reporting procedures for production and operating costs
  • Ensure that special projects results are shared with stakeholders after verifying and confirming that results pass the QA/QC system
  • Responsible for budget control, based on production requirements, and controls expenditure within approved parameters
  • Grade 12 or current NSSCO with 20 points over 5 subjects
  • B-Tech or BSc Degree in Chemistry
  • 8 years’ experience in a mining/chemical / metallurgical/ smelter laboratory environment of which 3 years should have been in a managerial capacity
  • Sound working knowledge in the implementation of quality control/quality assurance procedures
  • Experience with the use of analytical instrumentation / Wet chemical and instrumental inorganic analysis
  • Experience in managing Quality Assurance/Quality Control processes and procedures in a mining laboratory
  • Experience in the use of statistical methods in data verification and validation
  • Valid Code B/BE Driver’s License
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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