Chemist at Lafarge Africa Plc


Lafarge Africa Plc is a member of the LafargeHolcim Group – the biggest building and concrete solutions company in the world. It is a publicly quoted company on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) and serves Nigeria with a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects.

Job Position: Chemist

Job Location: Nigeria

Job Description

  • To ensure the testing of all physical and mechanical parameters of the raw materials, intermediate/finished product & contemporary brands according to the Nigerian Industrial Standards.

Job Responsibilities

  1. To abide by the 8 Mandatory Holcim Health, Safety and Environmental Rules to guarantee environmental safety and safety at the workplace as a condition of employment.
  2. To be totally compliant with all safety rules, procedures & policies and work safely at all times by using all relevant PPEs for each job.
  3. To carry out all physical/mechanical tests of cement according to NIS specifications
  4. To carry out all chemical tests of cement according to NIS specifications
  5. To supervise the sampling and undertake the analysis of all raw materials (quarried and received)
  6. To supervise the sampling and undertake the analysis of all delivered fuels to the quarry, plant & the Calabar Grinding Station
  7. To undertake simple routine maintenance for all equipment in the Physical, Chemical & Sample Preparation Labs and to maintain such maintenance records
  8. To update & preserve all test records in hard copy and in electronic forms
  9. To call for and support maintenance teams during corrective/preventive maintenance of all laboratory equipment
  10. To maintain and update inventories for all equipment, spares, chemicals, materials, instruments and any other items as may belong to the Quality Assurance & Control Department.
  11. To report stock levels regularly to the Quality Coordinator, raise purchase orders on approvals and follow up the entire process with the procurement department to ensure prompt deliveries
  12. To be available and prepared at all times to work in the process control function by executing duties in the concrete lab carryout Holcim cone analysis or as may be required by the Quality Coordinator and or the Quality Manager
  13. To supervise and coordinate the activities of sample preparation room and concrete lab
  14. To undertake analyses of all other samples (special or non-routine samples) as may be demanded from time-to –time by the Quality Coordinator & the Quality Manager
  15. To carry out any other duty/assignment or work in any function as may be required due to demands by the Quality Coordinator and/or the Quality Manager

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

  • To undertake analyses and certify results of Raw Materials, intermediate and finished product (cement)

Job Requirements
Level of education / qualifications normally required:

  1. A University or Polytechnic graduate from any one of the following disciplines:
    • Natural / Physical / Applied Sciences
    • Engineering
  2. NYSC Discharge Certificate or Certified Letter of Exemption (mandatory).

Specific Work experience:

  1. Has worked as an Assistant Shift Chemist within the Organisation
  2. Had previously worked as a Chemist in any cement manufacturing company
  3. Had previously worked in any Manufacturing Laboratory as Quality Assurance.

Technical / Functional Skills:

  1. Ability to perform chemical analyses with both classical and modern methods.
  2. High proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel and MS Power Point
  3. Good presentation skills.

Behavioral competence:

  1. Ability to perform effectively even under pressure and to meet deadlines with a high level of accuracy
  2. A strong analytical capability to make interpretations based on a large sets of data and to draw up valid conclusions based on proven scientific premise
  3. Excellent oral & written communication skills at all levels.

Leadership and managerial abilities:

  1. Ability to quickly accept responsibility in a new and challenging situation and to work with minimal supervision
  2. Good interpersonal skills and able to work effectively in a team with excellent followership & leadership potentials.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


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