QA/ QC Officer – Sub Sahara Africa (Compliance/ Technical Support/ Audits/Proficiency) – Johannesburg, South Africa

Western Africa#Southern Africa#Eastern Africa#Central Africa
Posted 6 days ago

Reference No. 091922 AM

Reference Number: 091922 AM


Job Description:

Our client, one of the world’s largest and most diversified testing services providers, is searching for a QA/QC Officer to join their team. The QA/QC Officer will be responsible for all Quality and Technical related matters for the Sub-Sahara Africa region. The position will need to attend to technical investigations, perform internal and external audits, review and monitor QA/QC information. As the QA/QC Officer Sub-Sahara Africa you will be reporting to the General Manager (Europe & Africa).



  • Carry out all Compliance actives: Practice the company’s Health and Safety Foundation Standards; Practice the company’s company core values; Abide by the company policies and procedures etc.
  • The ability to develop & implement Strategic objectives: Develop and implement projects align to business strategy; Monitor and report on technical projects to Laboratory Manager; Research and keeping abreast with new trends and changes within the industry; Anticipate operational needs accordingly etc.
  • Provide Technical Support: Responsible for root cause investigation and problem-solving initiatives pertaining to instrument issues and quality issues; Timeous reporting of quality incidents to all the relevant stakeholders; Timeous reporting of quality incidents to all the relevant stakeholders; Participate actively in operation meetings and appropriate forums to ensure quality targets are met across the entire region.
  • Quality Assurance & Quality Control
  • Audits: Prepare for Global and external audits; Performs vertical and internal laboratory audits; Reviews audit results for recurring issues and resolves with the laboratories in the region.
  • Round Robins & Proficiency Tests: Oversee the distribution of internal round robin samples; Review and statistically score sample results; Oversee the analysis of samples and report results for proficiency tests etc.
  • Administration: Reviews QC procedures at defined frequencies and update the document master list; Reviews and compiles summary information from the incident database; Ensure all quality documentation both soft and hard copies are updated etc.
  • Human Resources: In consultation with HR, coordinate the recruitment of new staff within the department.; Evaluate, motivate, and develop staff through appropriate training and technical support to achieve optimal performance levels etc.
  • Risk Mitigation: Alert the management to key emerging risk areas; Make input to improve risk mitigation strategies; Actively participate in crisis management activities as and when required etc.


Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A tertiary qualification in Analytical Chemistry (Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry is advantageous) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years hands-on experience in a similar role
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the use of AAS, ICP-OES, ICP-MS, XRF, and classical methods of analysis.
  • Solid Microsoft Office knowledge (Excel, Word, Outlook) and GEMS experience is advantageous.
  • Sound decision making, problem solving and preventive measures skills
  • Excellent numerical and analytical skills
  • Good planning and implementation abilities


Benefits and Contractual information:

  • Permanent Employment


If you wish to apply for the position, please send your CV to Aimee Mitchell at

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Aimee Mitchell

Recruitment Consultant

CA Mining


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