LABORATORY TECHNICIAN

  • Full Time
  • Pretoria, Gauteng, Building 14, Sunnyside Campus, Cnr Justice Mahomed & Steve Biko Streets, Sunnyside, 0002 View on Map
  • @University of South Africa posted 3 weeks ago
  • Posted : Sep 23, 2021 -Accepting applications
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Job Detail

  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Education, training & skills development
  • Reference (Ref: CAES/NM/-2021)
  • Centre FLORIDA CAMPUS
  • Enquiries
    COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE AND LIFE SCIENCES DEPARTMENT OF LIFE AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
  • Where to submit application
    https://www.unisa.ac.za/sites/corporate/default/About/Employment-at-Unisa/Jobs-and-careers

Job Description

Recommendations: • Specialized Laboratory Equipment / Techniques • Occupational Health and Safety Regulations • Broad knowledge of SA regulatory environment with regards to the use and care of laboratories and laboratory equipment • Knowledge of the SA higher education regulatory environment • Supervisory responsibilities • Budget and Resource planning • Office administration Duties • Ensure technical preparation of laboratory for instructional and / or research purposes • Design laboratory technical experiments • Ensure the availability of correct materials for particular teaching / research activities • Do trials of experiments prior to lessons • Provide technical assistance to academic staff and students • Demonstrate use of equipment • Assist in the smooth running of practicals • Maintain all technical equipment and the conditions of the Laboratory • Oversee use of laboratories technical and related equipment • Monitor and maintain the status and stock levels of stores (chemicals and / or other consumables) • Enforce relevant laboratory health and safety rules • Ensure the maintenance of registers/forms and the provision of equipment required for the effective management of the Laboratories • Maintain effective recording and reporting systems and processes for the Laboratories and its use • Ensure proper access control to the laboratories • Perform scheduled and unscheduled audits of equipment and materials • Assist laboratory technologists in laboratory where necessary • Monitor and maintain status of specialized areas such as walk-in refrigerators and hot rooms • Liaise with academic staff to determine needs • Assist with organization of field trips / excursions • Schedule practicals, tutorials, tests and practical exams • Manage lab bookings • Communicate regularly with stakeholders and clients and build client relationships • Undertake workplace safety and risk compliance inspections on a weekly basis and maintain records thereof • Ensure that relevant OHS regulations are complied with • Ensure that workplace is free of hazardous substances • Ensure that warnings signs and guidelines are displayed where hazardous substances are used • Ensure that required safety equipment is available and in good condition • Ensure that persons who use the laboratory are aware of their responsibilities with regard to OHS • Report incidents of injuries to OHS officer at protection services

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