Chemist

Date Posted: April 16, 2021
Closing Date: May 9, 2021
Reports To: Laboratory Supervisor
Location: New Plymouth
Duration: Permanent

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Position Summary

To assist with process monitoring and optimisation and to certify the quality of product and effluent produced on Methanex New Zealand Sites.

Position Responsibilities

• To provide an accurate and efficient analytical service to customers.

• To carry out sample collection, analysis and reporting including advising customers of results according to appropriate priority.

• To perform scheduled quality control on instruments.

• To compile results and produce reports or certificates.

• To maintain personal awareness of all controlled documents related to the position of chemist.

• To contribute to continuous improvement of Laboratory Quality Management System through instigating system improvements (e.g. Quality System, Environment, Health & Safety, and Laboratory Results Database). To ensure and promote adherence to existing systems.

• To progress through the laboratory training system.

• To assist in the training of other laboratory staff and Methanex employees, including shift operators.

• To be responsible for the operation of the laboratory in the absence of the Laboratory Supervisor and other senior staff.

• To participate, along with other laboratory staff members, in the provision of after hour’s laboratory services.

• To identify and solve problems with laboratory equipment and methods.

• To commission new laboratory equipment and develop methods.

• To maintain the supply of an appropriate level of laboratory consumable items to ensure continuous operation of the laboratory.

• To maintain plant and process knowledge and develop customer relationships to provide effective technical consulting services which satisfy business needs.

• To interpret results using process knowledge.

• To keep abreast of new developments.

• To complete project work or additional responsibilities as requested by the Laboratory Supervisor.

Position Qualifications

• BSc (Chemistry) or equivalent

• Chemical laboratory experience preferred

• Experience in a petrochemical plant environment (or equivalent) preferred

• Understanding of gas chromatography

• Microsoft office proficiency

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Applications close 9 May 2021 NZT

Applicants must be eligible to work and live in New Zealand.