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QA Lab Technician – Durban – South Africa

Salary: R7500-R10K Per Month

Complement Recruitment is recruiting for a Junior Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician to be based on site in eThekwini, Durban, Kwazulu Natal. Preferably from the food, manufacturing or raw materials & production background. This is a permanent, SHIFT position reporting to the QA Manager.

Primary responsibility for the technician is to monitor and inspect the raw materials and finished product. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following key areas within the Quality Assurance Department.

Please Forward: Microsoft Word CV; Current Salary; Qualification & Transcript copies to –

Minimum Requirements:

  • Matric, Diploma & Food Safety Certificate or relevant post matric qualifications would be advantageous
  • Able to works shift, (4D4O4N4O) & previous experience in a lab is essential
  • Own Vehicle is vital due to shifts
  • Well spoken, well presented, professional, approachable and able to work under pressure
  • 2 years or more previous experience in a film testing laboratory would be advantageous
  • Effective time keeping is essential
  • Computer Literate, MS Office, Excel, Email, Pastel etc


  • Comprehensive final inspection of product
  • Effective inspection of the packing of Product and verification of labelling
  • Effective inspection of Incoming Raw Material and Incoming Packing Material
  • Correct Grading of product
  • Ensure your own safety while operating the machine and that of those assisting with operations
  • Responsible for Packed Roll Inspection
  • Complete Daily Reports – on all shifts
  • Monitoring of chemical solution aging
  • Effective identification and reporting of defective material found in process
  • Full testing against a set specification
  • Updating of Department Notice Boards with regard to TQM information
  • Preparation of Test Certificates
  • Effective Glassware Stock Management
  • Effective testing of parameters of film for customer complaint resolution against given standards
  • Preparation of customer requested samples
  • Updating of shift test information on every shift onto the ERP system
  • Maintaining the excel database of testing parameters daily
  • Effective reporting of all test results daily to the operations team

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