Sunday, 17 February 2019

QC Chemist Job at Pyrethrum Company of Tanzania Ltd

QC Chemist Job at Pyrethrum Company of Tanzania Ltd
QC Chemist 

Location: Iringa, Tanzania

PCT owns and operates a pyrethrum processing factory in Mafinga, Mufindi District- Iringa region, Tanzania. PCT is seeking to fill the position of QC Chemist.

The primary purpose: Efficiently and accurately analyze raw materials and in-process and final products to ensure that products meet production, business and customer requirements. Work responsibilities include round the clock and weekend coverage.


  • Perform analysis on raw material, production, shipping and developmental samples using approved and standard methods.
  • Experience and capability to operate a variety of laboratory analytical test equipment like HPLC, UV-Vis Spectrometry etc., including set up and calibration along with the capability of using statistical programs to evaluate results.
  • Maintain accurate records of all QC data using available software packages, batch cards, notebooks, reports and checklists necessary for the specific type of data being recorded.
  • Collect and maintain product samples, properly labeled, sorted and stored for all lots in process and final acceptance, single or compilation sample for required retention period.
  • Participate in continuous improvement activities for lab, lab-plant interactions, and production processes; including recommending procedure changes, documenting non-conformance incidents for root cause investigations, and actively learning and reviewing test methods and laboratory protocols.
  • Maintain the laboratory in safe, organized, neat, well stocked, functional condition; including cleaning up work areas, submitting purchase requests for depleted items, prepare replacement stock solutions, maintaining method calibrations, monitoring lab chemical and reagent shelf life and repairing or notifying others of malfunctioning equipment.
  • Check and maintain the calibration of lab equipment
  • Be able to troubleshoot basic problems related to test results and/or product flow
  • Develop and validate new assay methods as well as design protocols and create study reports.
  • Ensure full compliance and registration of the Laboratory and factory as required by applicable regulations.
  • Ensure QC personnel understand job expectations, performance metrics and safety requirements for the Laboratory and the company.
  • Other duties or special projects may be assigned.


  • BSc/MSc in Chemistry preferably with a bias in Industrial Chemistry or BSc/MSc in Chemical and Process Engineering or related discipline. Knowledge on Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) will be an added advantage, Specialized or Technical Knowledge:
  • Background in Analytical Chemistry with emphasis on routine testing and method development and validation preferably in a regulated industry.
  • Strong practical knowledge of Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Particle Size Distribution and wet chemistry.
  • Solid computer skills

Work Experience:

Minimum Required: 3 years agro- processing or chemical industry experience a must.

To Apply

Please email your cover letter and resume i
n English, including your salary expectations, to Human Resources Manager. Email:

Please ensure that you mention as the source of this job advertisement. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged reception of their applications. Application closing date: Friday 22nd February, 2019


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