NMISA: GAS Analysis Internship Opportunities

Closing Date: 5 September 2014

Two internships, in the NMISA gas analysis laboratory, are available to assist in research, development, realisation and maintenance of National Measurement Standards for gas analysis. Also assist with the dissemination of traceability from these standards to industry, thereby supporting South African industry.

Salary: R 5 445.00 – R 7 260.00 per month

Duration: Twelve month contract

Minimum Qualifications, Skills And Experience

BSc Degree in Chemistry or BTech in Analytical Chemistry or a higher qualification.
Computer literate: MS Office and especially proficient on MS Excel
Theoretical knowledge of:

  • Gas chromatography coupled with other detectors
  • Spectroscopic methods
  • Various analytical quantification procedures such as instrument calibration using external and/or internal standards

Duties And Responsibilities

  • Assist in the maintenance of traceability at the highest level
  • Gravimetric preparation of gas mixtures
  • Verification and certification of gas mixtures
  • Provide technical and scientific input into specialist projects
  • Compile scientific reports for accurate and complete record keeping
  • Calibrate breathalysers and gas analysers for external customers
  • Prepare calibration certificates in accordance with the gas laboratory’s procedures
  • Comply with the requirements of the NMISA total quality management system to ensure process consistency and effectiveness

The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities and competencies:

  • Proactively creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities
  • Using newly gained knowledge and skills on the job and learning through their application.
  • Maximizing learning through active participation by, for example, taking notes and asking questions
  • Willingness to take risks and place oneself in unfamiliar situations in order to learn
  • Strong attention to detail when performing work tasks to avoid errors
  • Compliant in order to follow set organisational and laboratory rules such as policies and procedures
  • Good reasoning ability for problem solving and independent learning
  • A helpful attitude with a willingness to assist customers and colleagues
  • Honesty and ethical behaviour is of the utmost importance when delivering on assigned tasks within the NMISA

Unfortunately this position is now closed.

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