Laboratory Manager

Location: Capetown, South Africa
Salary: Negotiable
Recruiter: Talented Recruitment
Job Ref: DBN000762/NH
Summary: A leading manufacturing company based in Cape Town is seeking a Laboratory Manager to join their company.



Job Description

Key perfomrmance areas:

  • To manage and align the analytical and technical services to support Operations, Business Systems and Product Development
  • To manage routine and non-routine analytical support on raw materials, components, compositions, manufacturing processes, assemblies and on product level
  • To manage instrumental analytical support with chromatography, spectroscopy, thermal analysis, physical testing and lower level functional testing
  • To manage the quality and integrity of analytical services with ISO 17025 as guidance
  • To manage financially the service function, namely budget, procurement, maintenance and capital
  • To manage SHE and risk within an energetic material environment with ISO14001 as guidance
  • To manage and develop the laboratory team to exceed the service function requirements
  • To manage and facilitate investigations, problem solving and literature reviews
  • To manage the continuous development of the analytical and the technical support function


  • Minimum Degree (BSc / BTech) in Analytical Chemistry or Material Science, preferably post graduate qualification
  • Minimum ten years of Analytical laboratory experience and 5 years managerial experience
  • Preferable experience with energetic materials (Propellants, Explosives and Pyrotechnics)
  • Good Management skills with a high concern for standards, efficiency, effectiveness and results orientated
  • Good problem solving skills as well as interpersonal communication skills
  • Good communication skills via presentation and report writing
  • Knowledge of method qualification with standard practices (Statistical, method validation, performance verification et al)






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