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Laboratory Technician

Published on 06.01.2021


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Food-processing industry
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Position : Laboratory Technician

Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc is the country’s leading producer of raw and refined sugar as well as specialty sugar. It employs more than 9000 permanent and seasonal employees in a year at its corporate office in Limbe and operation sites at Dwangwa and Nchalo.  Illovo Sugar (Malawi) Plc is part of Illovo Sugar Africa Group, operating in 6 countries in Africa, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Associated British Foods Plc (ABF), a diversified international food, ingredients and retail group operating in 48 countries.

Illovo Sugar (Malawi) plc invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the position of Laboratory Technician based at Dwangwa Estate. The incumbent will be reporting to Laboratory Team Lead.


The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Planning and supervising the daily work and performance of each employee on assigned shift
  • Adhering to standards setting for operating equipment and setting of equipment to correct specifications
  • Ensuring laboratory activities operate in accordance to defined best practices to maintain effective process quality assurance
  • Preparing reagents and other chemical formulations for analysis samples
  • Ensuring that all factory products are correctly and timorously sampled, composited, prepared and analysed.
  • Reporting on any out-of-spec product stream parameters to the relevant shift team members
  • Promote safety and food safety culture and adhere to Illovo SHERQ procedures, policy and guidelines.
Required profile for job ad : Laboratory Technician
  • Diploma in Laboratory Technology
  • Minimum of 2-3 years’ experience in a busy industrial or research laboratory
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
Job criteria for job ad : Laboratory Technician
Job category :
R&D, project management
Industries :
Food-processing industry
Industry, production, manufacturing and other
Employment type :
Permanent contract
Region :
Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
Educational level :
Spoken language :
Number of Position(s) : 1

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