Team Lead/Senior Analyst – OGC Laboratory at SGS

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description

  • Ensure that all activities are carried out in compliance with the laboratory’s QA/QC system and more especially ISO/IEC 17025. In addition, ensure GLP compliance where applicable.
  • Coordinate testing of Petroleum and Petrochemical products and any other items which require OGC analysis in accordance standard operating procedures, techniques, national, international and industry standards or clients’ guidelines.
  • Ensure that set Turnaround time for every sample submitted is adhered to and that clients’ testing requirement are fully met including application of correct methods/standard.
  • Responsible for OGC lab technical issues, equipment utilization and reviewing processes to achieve the operational excellence to improve turnaround time and quality of service.
  • Efficient and cost-effective Lab Materials management and supply chain, to achieve the required TAT, accuracy of results with effective materials cost.
  • Ensure that the results and test data produced is accurate, reliable and within acceptable repeatability/reproducibility. Maintain repeatability/reproducibility values for major tests carried out.
  • Ensuring that health, safety and environment requirement are adhered to and implemented through frequent trainings to lab personnel, monitoring of the OIMS and section QHSE systems to determine where improvements can be made, and necessary corrective and preventive actions carried out.
  • Ensures equipment is maintained and calibrated, reporting all deficiencies (equipment malfunctions) in an appropriate manner. Keep and update regular maintenance log for all equipment under their control

Qualifications

  • At least a Degree in Chemistry, Petrochemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Industrial Chemistry, Laboratory Quality Assurance or equivalent qualification from recognized institution.
  • At least three 3-5 years laboratory testing experience preferably in a multi-purpose laboratory.
  • Good knowledge of ISO/IEC 17025:2017, ISO/IEC 17020:2012, ISO 9001:2015, GLP and HSE standards.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory instruments such as Auto distiller, FAME tester, Flash/Pour point tester, sulphur in oil analyzer (XRF), Densitometer etc.
  • Have sound knowledge of laboratory work particularly instrumental methods used in petrochemical analysis and has satisfied the management for his/her capability in application of the relevant testing protocol.
  • Work with minimum supervision.
  • Experience of supervision of a team.
  • Satisfactory capability in application of the relevant testing protocol.

Additional Information

  • Supports the laboratory management in planning and technical management of the petroleum laboratory.
  • Supervision and coordination of laboratory activities in line with the company policy and ISO 17025 requirement.
  • Checks and assesses the competence of individual analysts with respect to various tests performed and trains personnel on quality system activities.
  • Support in petrochemical order review of testing needs to be channeled into the laboratory.
  • Ensures personnel are trained to be flexible by equipping them with competence in petroleum lab testing scope.
  • Ensuring that adequate inventory of all lab consumables and reagents are maintained and the requisition made in a timely manner to avoid down time.
  • Ensuring that health, safety and environment requirement are adhered to and implemented through frequent trainings to all personnel.
  • Training and supervision of subordinate personnel and analysts while keeping abreast with the latest development of analytical standards techniques to continuously develop new methods and capabilities for validation and final adoption.
  • Ensure management system related to quality is implemented and followed at all times.
  • Assisting the Nominated representative in coordinating and conducting internal audits as per the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2017 for continuous improvement of the system.
  • Follow up on the non-conformance raised for effective closer and ensuring the proposed corrective action taken are sufficient to prevent recurrence.
  • Ensure equipment is maintained and calibrated reporting all deficiencies (equipment Malfunctions) in an appropriate manner. Keep and update regular maintenance log for all equipment under their control.
  • Monitoring of the OIMS and QHSE systems to determine where improvements can be made, and necessary corrective and preventive actions carried out.
  • Prepare reports, write technical papers, and give technical/usage presentations as appropriate; to develop new applications for current/ future products for efficiency.
  • Record & Report shortages, inconsistencies, issues with material/products required.
  • Ensuring that records associated with Health Safety & Environment, Security and Sustainability arrangements, as specified in the OIMS and other corporate policies and procedures are maintained.
  • Correct application of the test methodologies as per the laboratory capability scope and ensure accuracy, reproducible and reliability of test results and reports.
  • Escalating any Health Safety & Environmental, Security and Sustainability problem that cannot be resolved locally via the OI reporting structure.
  • Appraise, coach, counsel and develop direct reports, ensuring each individual areas for improvement are addressed immediately and in a constructive manner.
  • To always ensure continuity of service levels
  • Organize workload and assign resources aligned to workload, thus assuring customer needs for 24hrs, 365-day service whilst still maintaining a long term, viable and competitive business for SGS.
  • Identify, implement and coordinate as required by the laboratory technical and operations manager, improvements to current laboratory operations in order to maximize equipment availability, ensure technical standards are maintained and improved, promote continuous improvement and provision of quality service to customers thus ensuring profitability.
  • To ensure full compliance with the company’s code of integrity and professional conduct and at all times adopt behavior in accordance with all SGS policies.
  • Any other duties assigned to you from time to time by Management.

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