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QC Senior Chemist - Polymer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Saudi Arabia
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 14/03/2016
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The Company:
Our client is based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, they are currently building an integrated oil refining and petrochemical operation by way of upgrading their oil refinery and constructing a new petrochemical complex. This joint venture has been in place since August 2005 when the project was established. This is an opportunity to work for and with one of the worlds leading oil companies in one of their major downstream projects.

The Role:
Who we’re looking for:
•A seasoned professional who has supervisory experience of managing QC Polymer Laboratory, with excellent understanding & knowledge of Polymer products (EVA/LDPE/EPR/PMMA/TPO/Nylon-6) analysis, related manufacturing process, process intermediate streams, finish products and its specifications
•Diverse knowledge of polymer products analysis techniques, Lab instruments & standard procedures to develop methods and provide expert technical advice to investigate & resolve analysis related problems.
•Excellent knowledge of calibration and trouble shooting of advanced Polymer lab equipment
•Well versed with activities such as Capex, Opex budget planning, KPI’s, evaluate bids for technical acceptability of Lab equipment, planning of spares & consumables, resources planning and training
•Good knowledge of quality standards, audit methodology, budget planning & procurement to procure modern lab equipment
•Familiarity with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025 standards
•Excellent interpersonal skills to coordinate effectively with manufacturing and other departments
•Adequate knowledge of safety procedures to ensure safe, hazard free working in compliance with company statutory environmental policies

Duties & Responsibilities:
•Lead and supervise assigned personnel to manage day to day lab activities and special samples analysis.
•Provide expert technical advice to investigate and resolve analysis related problems.
•Ensure analyses are carried out in accordance with internationally accepted / established test methods, result are accurate and properly interpreted.
•Plan laboratory schedules effectively to meet deadlines.
•Prepare technical reports on studies carried out in the Laboratory.
•Ensure facilities and equipment are maintained in accordance with all relevant procedures and standards.
•Cover all routine functions of Section Head in his absence.
•Support Section Head in preparation of capital expenditure, operating expenditure budgets, KPI’s, departmental business plan etc. based on laboratory objectives and to ensure smooth running of laboratory.
•Ensure all KPI's are met by efficient internal organization of resources.
•Planning for the resources required for continuous operation of laboratory and future requirements.
•Technical evaluation for the procurement of new Lab equipment, planning of spares and consumables.
•Ensure laboratory operating expense budgets and procurement activities are met and develop cost-improvement strategies.
•Ensure the availability of chemicals, equipment, glassware and spares for the Laboratory. Controls the inventory of such items and arranges timely replenishment.
•Evaluate bids for technical acceptability of Lab. equipment, glassware and chemicals.
•Procuring Spares, Chemicals, glassware and maintaining required inventory
•Identify training needs of lab personnel, prepare training plans, individual development programs (IDP) for professional and nonprofessional lab employees to enhance their efficiency.
•Train, develop and monitor performance of Lab staff to build capabilities for handling various analytical tasks and update them on the latest analytical techniques.
•Ensure effective implementation of IMS (ISO 9001/14001 & OHSAS 18001) in the laboratory and contribute to the development, review/update as appropriate of quality control policies and procedures.
•Responsible for initiating corrective / preventive actions to eliminate nonconformity to quality system.
•Evaluate non-compliance reports submitted by auditors and generate reports for corrective actions.
•Ensure that all Laboratory personnel adhere to the policy of IMS.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering
•Senior level supervisory experience at QC polymer Laboratory
•Excellent leadership, problem solving & decision making skills
•Team building skills
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