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Laboratory Technician Job Vacancy

International Breweries Plc


Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients. Our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and local champions such as Aguila, Bud Light, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Skol, and Victoria. Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium. To the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US. To the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. To Bohemia, the first brewery in Brazil. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, we leverage the collective strengths of approximately 200,000 employees based in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Job Description

An opportunity exists for a highly skilled and result driven Laboratory Technician-Analytical in our Plant located in South-West Nigeria reporting to the QC Specialist-Analytical. The successful incumbent would carry out sampling, sample preparation and analysis of raw materials, in-process samples and packaged product.

Specialist Analysis

  • Carry out specialized and highly specialized quality analyses for which the shift-based teams are not responsible.
  •  Record the results of analyses on appropriate information systems and communicate results where required.
  • Conduct analysis of results to identify problems and improvement opportunities timeously.
  • Assist the shift-based teams in the execution of quality analysis, where required.
  • Conduct calibration of specialist equipment for which the labs are responsible and provide calibration assistance to the shift-based teams where required.

Quality Auditing

  • Conduct required and requested quality audits, completing the appropriate documentation and communicating the results.
  •  Review quality analysis procedures of shift based teams, identifying problems or training needs and communicating these to the team leader.
  • Conduct regular audits of calibration procedures of shift based production teams and communicating results.
  • Conduct audits of analytic procedures to ensure compliance with COT guidelines, and identifying corrective actions required.
  • Where required, initiate corrective actions coming out of the quality audits in areas that impact the laboratory.

Problem Solving

  • Support the shift based production teams in problem solving, providing specialist assistance and techniques.
  • Coach, mentor and assist shift based production teams on problem solving and correct use of problem solving techniques.


  • Support the shift based production teams by assisting in training needs analysis.
  • Coach, mentor and assist shift based production teams quality analyses and correct use of analytical techniques

Continuous Improvement

  • Carry out specialized analyses in support of the evaluation of continuous improvement opportunities.
  •  Determine additional analytical work required evaluating continuous improvement opportunities.
  • Take part in regional and divisional process optimization initiatives as required

Key Competencies

  • Ability to utilise computer programmes extensively.
  • Analytical ability. Communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Mental alertness and judgement.
  • Problem solving skills.
  • Precision and accuracy.
  •  Attention to detail.


The occupant of this position should possess:

  • Minimum of B.Sc/HND in Chemistry or related field
  • 2-3 years’ experience in Laboratory, Brewing or Packaging operations.
  • Understanding of process control within a brewing/process environment
  • Good understanding of the principles and practices of Manufacturing Excellence


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