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Bio-technology/ plant pathology Graduate Programme at AECI

QC Laboratory Graduate


Closing Date 2023/11/23

Reference Number AEC231109-2

Pillar AECI Plant Health

Job Title QC Laboratory Graduate

Job Type Classification Graduate

Location - Town / Site Somerset West

Location - Province Western Cape

Location - Country South Africa

Job Description

To process all samples correctly and timeously according to the procedure.

Inform the microbial Team Leader when external samples are received for analysis

Assist with the wash and count of mycorrhizae samples that are submitted to the lab as per the protocol.

Ensure that all samples are submitted for the plate count method are received, recorded and labelled as per the protocol including concentrated power as well as final products and test samples.

Assist with the mass production of Trichoderma as and when required.

Ensure the isolation, maintenance and purification of all mother cultures for production, quality control and intellectual property purposes.

Assist with the continuous evaluation and improvement of the protocol under the guidance of the Microbial Team Leader.

Assist with the isolation, purification and identification of Mother cultures

Assist with the procurement of stock from approved suppliers, including but not limited to;

Obtaining quotes, following up with suppliers, and ensuring that stock received meets the specifications.

Filing of procurement documentation (quotes, purchase orders, invoices) as instructed. Manage the exchange /returned of out –of –spec items

Heat stress readings

Maintaining and updating the preferred supplier list

Correct removal and disposal of waste.

To ensure adherence to the high level of safety standard.

To ensure that non- conformance issues are reported according to the non-conformance procedures.

Qualifications & Experience

Minimum education Grade 12 with post matric qualification of a B.Sc. Or Technical Science degree focused on Bio-technology, plant pathology or related scientific field.


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