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  • Job reference: RMS0226066

Laboratory/ Chemistry Section Head

  • Sector: Power & Energy
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 18/07/2020
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (29/08/20)
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The Role:
- Communicate all routine, abnormal or emergency Plant Chemical condition status with the Plant Manager. Discuss Lab equipment limitations, client requirements regarding analysis, Lab equipment abnormalities, department personnel issues, relations with other department issues and any concern that can affect Lab performance & operation excellence.
▪ Ensure that all Lab activities and tests are carried out in a safe and efficient manner following the recommended lab test procedures.
▪ Ensure that all plant chemical parameter values are relayed to the person in charge of the system being monitored, for correction (if required). The parameters measured must be between technical recommended limits. If parameters are out of recommended range and no actions are taken, the plant manager needs to be communicated immediately.
▪ Closely monitor and control chemical inventory to ensure adequate quantities of reagents/bulk chemicals are stored; to continue with the routine lab test and chemical dosing to plant systems, special attention should be considered during abnormal plant chemical upsets (that produce excess of consumption).
▪ Create a culture of prediction where qualified shift personnel monitor equipment performance and chemical variable tendencies, and timely inform management on tendency limits.
▪ Strive to set up a culture of lab methodic behavior on the department reinforcing the need to follow the strict rules of each position. From the delicate exercise of taking a sample to the complex task of getting analytical results, the complete activity should have Zero mistake.
▪ Show an impeccable level of professionalism from lab cleanliness to document organization, personnel uniform appearance, tidiness around lab area of work and the place assigned for snacks, office paperwork, lab waste disposal, make recommendations for improvement if it is not your main responsibility.
▪ Keep excellent communication with the client regarding information request and sharing of information but always check with Plant Management prior to responding.
▪ Keep excellent control of equipment calibration and validity period; in case of doubt for critical value, use certified external laboratories.
▪ Make every possible effort to follow your strict and the lab team strict rules. Create, implement and communicate your department internal audit results with the object to correct deviation on the operational activities (late arrival, not completing the rounds, not using the proper documentation).

Qualifications:
✓ University graduate/Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
✓ Licensed professional chemist
✓ Knowledge of local and international standards in power plant chemistry
✓ At least 10 years of related professional experience 3 years in a
managerial/supervisory capacity.
✓ Experience in a power and desalination plant environment.
✓ Strong leadership skills, i.e. planning, organizing, evaluating, performance
management.
✓ Excellent communication skills.

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