Material Scientist

  • Post Date: September 20, 2019
  • Apply Before: October 20, 2019
  • Applications 0
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Job Overview

Our client in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal has a Material Scientist job vacancy. Kindly forward all your qualifications and CV.


Responsible for managing the Analytical and Material Science sections of the laboratory to maximise productivity and efficiency of staff.

Coaches, mentors and develops subordinate technical staff.
Utilising Analytical, Instrumental and Physical testing methodology to assist the Technical Service managers (TSM) to formulate new and/or improve existing products by establishing the compositional data, physical property performance as well as accelerated test data and competitor products

Assist the formulating TSMs and the Process Chemist with formulation and process optimisations and to trouble shoot and investigate processing anomalies to minimise rejects and improve consistency.
Responsible for arranging national and international accreditation testing and approval of products and maintenance thereof.
Utilising Analytical, Instrumental and Physical testing methodology to assist the Operations, QHSE, Procurement and Sales teams to conduct customer complaint and root cause investigations and to recommend corrective actions.
Responsible for maintaining and updating the register of approved and/or alternate raw materials and suppliers.
Responsible for effluent testing functions.
Asists with the training of plant personnel.
Ensure adherence to ISO9001 policies and procedure


3 years’ experience with instrumental analyses
Must be an Analytical thinker
Extreme attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure

8 years in related industry

BSc. or B.Eng (Analytical, Polymer, Chemistry or Chemical Engineering) from a recognized University

Job Detail
  • Offerd SalaryR50,000+
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • Experience8 Years +
  • GenderBoth
  • INDUSTRYPackaging
  • QualificationBachelor Degree
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