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WinField United South Africa

Laboratory Analyst


Villa Crop Protection a subsidiary of Winfield United has a vacancy for a Laboratory Analyst. Reporting to the Laboratory Supervisor, the incumbent will be responsible for, amongst other duties, analyzing daily samples using key equipment such as GC, GC-MSD, and HPLC, and their basic troubleshooting and maintenance.

The timeous and accurate reporting of these results is key to supporting, amongst other stakeholders, the on-site formulations facility and quality assurance department.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyze quality control samples, development samples, technical material, trace contamination samples and other samples according to analysis procedure and methods, using key equipment such as GC, GC-MSD, HPLC.
  • Basic troubleshooting and maintenance of the above-mentioned instruments
  • Document results and report all results on the required forms or recording media.
  • Report any deviations on quality control samples, or out of specification samples to the delegate.
  • Ensure that primary and secondary standards have not expired before they are used. Timeously ensure that new standards have been ordered to replace the ones about to expire.
  • Develop methods that may be required, escalates to direct line for potential out-sourcing of method development.
  • Keep records of these developments as per Laboratory Procedure.
  • Validate new methods or when method re-validation is required.
  • Assist with the analysis of samples from Customer Complaints.
  • Draw up reports on the analysis that will be submitted to the appropriate requester of the analysis, ensure the report is appropriately logged.

Desired Experience & Qualification


  • 3 to 5 years’ experience
  • Knowledge of Analytical and Laboratory equipment (GC-MS experience critical, with HPLC-MS preferred)
  • Ability to use Laboratory scale and apparatus in the Laboratory
  • Good understanding of Quality procedures and analytical methods


  • Matric
  • Diploma/Degree in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent

Package & Remuneration

  • Market Related CTC
  • Medical Aid Membership
  • Provident Fund Membership
  • Risk Benefits
  • Performance Incentive Scheme

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