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  • Post Date: December 21, 2023
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Job Overview

KSM MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT, the largest HR firm in Zambia recently acquired GOZAMBIAJOBS.CO.ZM, becoming the largest recruitment platform in the country is now actively looking to recruit LAB CHEMIST.


The LAB CHEMIST will be responsible for timely and organized upkeep of all testing and QC records, ensure proper handling & up-keep of all laboratory equipment within the set policies, procedures and standards.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • This role demands the inspection and testing activities of lube oil and grease samples as per defined test methods and to ensure that products meet all specified parameters.
  • To extend quality control services to all departments and to validate process compliance towards stated procedures at different stages of operations.
  • Ensure safe handling of all chemicals, raw materials and products and proper use of PPE during testing and chemical handling as defined in procedures and test methods.
  • To ensure reporting of test results as per the precision and bias as detailed in ASTM test methods.
  • To ensure all quality checks, testing, validation and cross verifications on products at all stages of process as per defined guidelines, procedures and work instructions.
  • To ensure timely and organized upkeep of all testing and QC records & data.
  • To carry out formulation optimizations and pilot blend developments as per the production and technical requirements.
  • To ensure organized upkeep of all formulation-controlled documents.
  • To develop formulations for reprocessing of slow moving and dead stock and to ensure close coordination with all manufacturing units in order to contribute in exhausting slow and dead stock.
  • To ensure proper handling & up-keep of all laboratory equipment, instruments and accessories and carry out calibrations as specified in calibration schedule.
  • To carry out periodic stock counting of all laboratory chemicals and to ensure testing activities are not delayed due to unavailability of chemicals, glassware & consumables.
  • To ensure proper upkeep of all current test methods with periodic review to update current testing practices as per changes in test methods.
  • To administer the laboratory operation in extended shifts and authorize batch approvals as per the criteria defined in controlled documents and inspection and testing procedures.
  • To ensure release of optimized formulations for mass production at all time, and to ensure LOBP plant meet the targets towards first time right blending rate minimum 95 %
  • To Ensure any product blended in the plant meets the required specification o ensure all round robin samples are tested as per the requirements and results
  • Ensure all ram material meet quality requirements.
  • Develop lube formulation that meet both ISO, SAE & OEM specifications.
  • Develop & test lubricants formulation through lab blend.
  • Approve or reject raw material & packaging material after performing the respective analysis.

Education & Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree in chemistry or related field
  • At least 4-5 years’ experience Managing lubricants laboratory
  • Good knowledge of laboratory health and safety standards
  • Experience working in Petroleum Industry
  • Excellent analytical and research skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Must be aware of the tests and reports below:
  1. Viscosities, Density
  2. Viscosity index
  3. TBN & TAN
  4. Flash point
  5. Pour point
  6. Glycol concentration in coolant
  7. Ph
  8. Demulsibilty
  9. Grease dropping point
  10. Grease penetration


  • Daily production report & FG reports.
  • FG reconciliation.

DEADLINE: 28TH December, 2023

SALARY: Competitive Pay

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