Monday, December 8, 2014

Laboratory Analyst at British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco ( is a market leading, global organisation with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future. Thanks to our people we have continued to deliver growth and exceed expectations in an increasingly complex and challenging marketplace.

Our aim is to become the leading tobacco company in each of our markets by providing excellent products with confidence and responsibility expected of global consumer brands.

If you have the talent and motivation to help us succeed you'll find we are equally committed to helping you reach your full potential too.

Job Title: Laboratory Analyst

Job purpose and key deliverable:
What a BAT Laboratory Analyst does;
Ensures that tobacco and its products are sampled, analysed and reported so that accurate and timely decision can be taken by the Management. Develop, implement and maintain procedures, test methods, calibration and maintenance in compliance with ISO 9001: 2008 and 17025.
The role will report to the Laboratory Team Leader
    Calibrate all equipment daily before use and document appropriately.
    Make relevant adjustments to instrument if calibration is found incorrect.
    Report any faults found on instruments immediately and in the correct manner.
    Sample materials and products from the production processes in line with relevant protocols
    Collect routine samples of products in line with minimum requirement for PQI/RQI and relevant protocols.
    Ensure all samplings are well documented.
    Carry out smoking (Linear Smoke Machine + Gas Chromatograph), blend chemistry (Continuous Flow Analyzer), menthol check (Gas Chromatograph) and triacetin measurement (Gas Chromatograph) in line with relevant protocols.
    Ensure the evaluation of routine samples of product in line with minimum requirement for routine analysis and other relevant protocols.
    Support Quality Improvement Initiatives. 
    Check, Validate and Record all relevant data and produce accurate, timely and error-free information on routine product samples tested.
    Ensure no errors in data collected and recorded plus distribution of results in timely manner.  
    Able to plan, organise and deliver results in time to meet deadline
    Comply with all EHS guidelines and procedures for laboratory function.
    Put in place work processes, aimed at reducing the turn over time for all analytical activities, with clear feedback to hierarchy on what has been done and the results achieved.
    Ensure no downtime due to out of stock of lab consumables and chemicals Ensure no downtime due to non – calibration, maintenance and cleaning of lab equipment.
Very competitive salary
Excellent opportunity for career progression

Essential requirements

    2-4 years of relevant experience as per role specification
    First degree from a reputable university in Natural sciences or related field.
    Has knowledge required doing assigned audits and tasks within functional area.
    May have advanced specialty education and training, and / or on-the-job experience in quality
    Has Knowledge in ISO 9001:2008 and 17025.
    Computer literacy to the level of proficient use of office software 

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