Cam is a Nigerian dairy company that aggregates raw milk from settled pastoralist communities and processes it into nutritious dairy products.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Senior Laboratory Technician
Reporting To: The Factory Manager
We are looking for a motivated scientist with a passion for food and manufacturing and cutting-edge science and technology.
The ideal candidate is an individual with dogged attention to detail, processes, procedures and rules and regulations.
Receive, sample and test all incoming raw materials, in-process and finished products.
Provide accurate reports and test findings to appropriate team members and departments in a timely manner and advise on corrective actions or adjustments if any.
Record all test data and analysis on appropriate log sheets, then enter the data in the approved QA database.
Work with the junior laboratory technician to ensure the maintenance of a clean, orderly and safe workplace.
Conduct lab equipment calibrations.
Properly set up, operate and run all of the laboratory equipment.
Provide technical support to customers, process and other relevant team members.
Collaborate with other team members in the development of the factory’s SOPs and be the documents' custodian.
Assist Factory Manager in research and development of new products to meet customer demand
Quality Control Duties:
Ensure compliance with Câm safety policies by all production team members, contractors and visitors at all times.
Assure that raw materials and products meet or exceed standards set by the company, state and federal government agencies as well as other relevant regulatory bodies including the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
Ensure finished products are sampled, tested and meet specifications before release to customers.
Work with regulatory inspectors, auditors, customer representatives and other relevant stakeholders as required.
Monitor and report on laboratory inventories. Replenish chemicals, lab equipment and tools as needed with Factory Manager authorisation.
Assist with other duties deemed necessary by the Factory Manager.
Bachelor's Degree in Food Science, Microbiology or Chemistry.
Candidate must be IPAN (Institute of Public Analyst of Nigeria) certified
Minimum of 3 years laboratory experience preferably in food/pharmaceutical manufacturing
Knowledge in handling chemicals, titration chemistry, plating methods and basic mathematics.
Ability to work with little or no supervision
Advanced knowledge in laboratory instrumentations.
Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Knowledge/training in food safety programs, microbiological and sanitation concepts.
Candidates Skills & Attributes:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Can learn quickly and work independently.
Great interpersonal skills.
Keen observer and monitor of scientific trends and new technologies in food and manufacturing.
Analytic mind with strong problem-solving skills.
Ability to work in a diverse, team-based environment.
Ability to firmly adhere to values and ethics of Câm.
Consistent and excellent attention to detail.
Extremely organised with an ability to prioritise, multitask and meet tight deadlines.