Career Opportunities

LABORATORY TECHNOLOGIST 

BASED DURBAN
 

The purpose of the Laboratory Technologist is to monitoring chemical processes and testing products as part of quality assurance. Perform relevant lab activities such as setting up lap equipment and preparing chemical solutions. Conduct test, interpret and analyse data, compile results, prepare reports and present conclusions.

 

 Key Performance 

 

Daily validation of laboratory equipment and updating the calibration records

Routine analyses of incoming raw materials that need to be analysed

Final testing of products produced as per test methods and reporting variances

Entering QC data on the QC spreadsheets

QC testing of toll manufacturing raw material samples and finished Blends and updating on both raw material and finished products cardex

General housekeeping of the laboratory as per Good laboratory practise

Maintenance of laboratory equipment and scheduling of external calibrations as per calibration inventory

Assist with the research and development of products to meets customer requirements

Assist with stock taking

Conducting research on customer complaints and reporting findings

Creating COAs for all products manufactured and updating on drop box system

Sending of COAs upon request either from sales department or toll customers

Purchasing of laboratory reagents required for testing and standardizing them

Printing of passed products batch stickers

Filling of batch sheets,  BP COA of raw materials and Panoil COAs

Arranging for Monthly Panoil microbiological testing and analysis and capturing of results 

Handling stocking and storage of all retention samples of finished products and raw materials

Requesting labels for Engen products for blends manufactured

Send of samples for finished products that require external testing to designated laboratories and capturing results provided.

Adhering to ISO 9001:2015 and FSSC 22000 requirements.

Generate standard operating procedure as and when required.

Provide staff with training on standard operating procedures applicable to the laboratory department.

Assist with research and development requirements as per the company standard operating procedures as and when required.

 

Personal Attributes

 

Presentable with excellent communication skills (written and verbal) 

Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.

Ability to work independently but also be a team player.

Methodical and systematic minded 

Able to prioritise activities and resources, ensuring that results are achieved effectively. 

Acts in accordance with conventional ethical and professional standards.

Positive, self-motivated and confident approach. 

The ability to work under pressure and to comply with deadlines.

Numbers orientated.

Honest and Reliable

 

Experience and Qualifications

 

Minimum 5 years’ experience in the chemical industry 

Knowledge of Chemistry 

Use of accounting system will be advantageous

Relevant degree Chemistry will be essential

Valid Driver’s License and reliable transport (Minimum Code 8)

Grade 12 or equivalent is essential 

 

 Computer Literacy  

 

Intermediate knowledge required MS Office 2013 - Excel and Word essential

 

 

Package Offered

 

This position will attract a Market Related salary according to qualification and experience gained.
 
The position and the recruitment process for this position are governed by the Group’s Employment Equity, Recruitment and Selection Policy.

 

Please e-mail Recruitment your contact details and abridged resume should you believe that you have what it takes to join the OFT Group and grow together.

 

Closing Date: 27 May 2022

ASSISTANT BOOKKEEPER 

BASED PERSEVERANCE PORT ELIZABETH
 

The role will be to assist the Financial Controller with effectively coordinating the day-to-day financial processes of the Company.  This will involve elements of planning, monitoring and reporting on financial functions related to the Company such as: General ledger; Debtors; Creditors; Inventory; Manufacturing (Job costing) / Invoicing; Balance sheet; Petty cash; Cash book and Bank. This position will report to the Financial Controller.

 

Key Performance Areas


  • Monthly reconciliation of the Pastel sub books (Debtors, Creditors, Inventory, Petty Cash, Cash Book – current-, call- and CFC accounts).
  • Processing of debtor- and cash sales invoices.
  • Daily cash book capturing (current-, call- and CFC accounts).
  • Prepare monthly bank reconciliations (local and foreign).
  • Prepare petty cash requests, capture all disbursements and replenishments in the petty cash book on Pastel, reconciliation of petty cash on a weekly basis.
  • Processing, reconciliation and balancing of all intercompany accounts (debtors and creditors).
  • Checking and capturing all standard monthly expense- and recovery invoices in Pastel. Prepare EFT payment pack in line with company SOP’s and mandates.
  • Reconciliation and capturing of all expense claims.
  • Generation of month end journals (standard and ad hoc).
  • Prepare and manage monthly creditor reconciliations for review by the financial controller. This includes reconciling the creditor’s ledger to the creditor’s statement, checking that all invoices and delivery notes on the statement have been received and agrees to Purchase Orders, checking that Purchase Orders have been authorised in accordance with company mandates, following up with creditors on any discrepancies, checking that invoices are VAT compliant, etc).
  • Prepare EFT payment packs in line with SOP’s and mandates. This will involve preparing the EFT payment requisition sheet for authorisation, attaching thereto all invoices and delivery notes, checking that invoices are VAT compliant, checking that invoices agree with Purchase Orders, checking that Purchase Orders have been authorised in accordance with company mandates and submitting the payment pack for authorisation).
  • Assist the Financial Controller with the weekly cash flow forecasts, by updating the cash flow tracker with actuals and checking outstanding Purchase Orders to inform the Financial Controller when these have to be paid.
  • Assist with inventory counts, variance analysis, balancing and reconciliation of inventories.
  • Assist the Financial Controller with the preparation of the monthly balance sheet reconciliations using an electronic template.
  • Ensure company mandates and SOP’s are adhered to and escalate any breakdowns to Management.
  • Assist with the preparation of job reports as well as checking allocations.
  • Assist in the compilation of financial reports to management when required.
  • Provide a financial and administrative link to operations when required.
  • Assist with SARS and External Audits.
  • Assist with the annual budgeting process.
  • Any other ad hoc financial tasks and duties as assigned to by the Financial Controller.

 

Personal Attributes

 

  • Presentable and ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to produce accurate results within prescribed deadlines.
  • Analytical thinker, deadline driven with a very strong work ethic.
  • Ability to work independently but be a team player.
  • Methodical and systematic minded.
  • Positive, self-motivated and confident approach to work and colleagues.
  • Honest and Reliable.
  • Emotional maturity and professional integrity.
  • Quick learner.

Experience and Qualifications

 

  • 2-3 years relevant experience in a similar position essential.
  • Relevant certificate / diploma in finance / accounting advantageous.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles - essential (i.e. Debits / Credits).
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment (job costing) advantageous.
  • Strong cashbook, creditors, debtors and inventory essential.
  • A keen eye for detail and desire to probe further into data.
  • Proven experience in processing journals and accounting processes.
  • Valid driver’s licence and reliable transport.
  • Intermediate knowledge of VAT laws – essential.

Computer Literacy

 

  • Working knowledge of Pastel Partner Accounting Package V19 – essential.
  • Intermediate knowledge in MS Excel  - essential.
  • Intermediate knowledge in other MS Office packages (e.g. Word, Outlook, Power Point, etc.)
  • Intermediate knowledge of virtual programmes (e.g. MS Teams, Zoom, etc.)
 

 

Package Offered


This position will attract a Market Related salary according to qualification and experience gained.
The position and the recruitment process for this position are governed by the Group’s Employment Equity, Recruitment and Selection Policy.


Please e-mail Recruitment your contact details and abridged resume should you believe that you have what it takes to join the company and grow together.

 

Closing Date: 17 May 2022

JUNIOR ACCOUNTANT / SENIOR BOOKKEEPER 

BASED COEGA PORT ELIZABETH
 

An Engineering company based in Coega requires the services of a Junior Accountant / Senior Bookkeeper to coordinate the day-to-day financial processes of the Company. This will involve the full bookkeeping function up to Trial Balance. This position will report to the Financial Manager.

 

Key Performance Areas


Bookkeeping and Accounting

o Responsible for the integrity of the Trial Balance and Pastel sub books. Ensure that all data captured into the system is valid, accurate and complete and in line with financial reporting standards.

o Responsible for processing up to Trial Balance level (Financial Statements). 

o Processing of intercompany transactions.

o Monthly reconciliations of balance sheet accounts and Pastel sub books using an electronic template.

o Assist the financial manager with all audits (Financial, SARS and internal).

o Maintaining an up-to-date record keeping and filing system.

 

Bank

o Cash book processing and reconciliation of all bank accounts.

o Responsible for the accuracy and integrity of the bank accounts / cash book.

o Weekly monitoring of cash flow. 

 

Statutory reporting

o Prepare monthly VAT reconciliations – balance reconciliation as well as reconciling both output- and input VAT transactions between the financial records and submissions to SARS. Ensure that all supporting documentation is valid and that all VAT transactions comply with legislation.

 

Inventory Control

o Manage and review monthly and annual stock counts and ensure that all variances are investigated and resolved in a timely manner.

 

Debtors control

o Debtors sub book management – including but not limited to raising of invoices, liaison with clients regarding outstanding monies and reconciliation of accounts. 

o Allocate incoming payments in Pastel.

 

Creditors control

o Creditors sub book management

o Prepare monthly creditors reconciliations and attend to any reconciling variances.

o Allocate all creditor payments in Pastel.

 

Assets

o Accurately calculate depreciation on a monthly basis and process the depreciation journals in Pastel.

o Maintain the fixed asset register (update with all asset acquisitions and disposals, management of asset verifications).

o Maintain and ensure that the small asset register of the company is up to date at all times.

 

Project Tracking 

o Ensure all projects  are opened in Pastel and costs processed and tracked accordingly.

o Assist Supervisors and Project Managers with accurate project reconciliations.

o Process work in progress and accrual journals on a monthly basis.

 

Personal Attributes 


Presentable with excellent communication and coordinating skills.

Ability to produce accurate results within prescribed deadlines.

Ability to work independently but also as a team player.

Be able to cope well under pressure.

Methodical, systematic and analytical minded.

Positive, self-motivated and confident approach to work and colleagues.

Emotional maturity and professional integrity.

Excellent spoken and written communication skills. 

A keen eye for detail and desire to probe further into data.

Honest and reliable.

 

Experience and Qualifications 


Accounting qualification essential. 

Minimum 5 years relevant experience in a similar position essential.

Current working knowledge of Pastel Partner.

Solid understanding of accounting principles, financial reporting standards (IFRS for SMEs), financial processes and practices.

Up to date knowledge and good understanding of VAT Legislation.

Working knowledge of import and export documentation and process flows will be advantageous. 

Valid driver’s license and reliable transport.

 

Computer Literacy 

 

Pastel Partner – essential.

Intermediate knowledge of MS Office packages (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.)

Intermediate knowledge of virtual programmes (e.g. MS Teams, Zoom etc.) 

 

 

Package Offered

 

This position will attract a Market Related salary according to qualifications and experience gained.


The Company also retains the right to choose candidates based on its own discretion and or not to make any appointments.


Please e-mail Recruitment your contact details and abridged resume should you believe that you have what it takes to join the Company and grow together.

 

Closing Date: 17 April 2022

CHIEF CHEMIST 

BASED DURBAN
 

The purpose of the Chief Chemist and R&D Lead will be to act as the Product Information Officer (Technical, Safety, Certifications, Approvals and Registrations), Chemistry Support in all its spheres, and to provide the necessary training to the Sales team.

 

 

Key duties and responsibilities


  • Plans directs and manages the full laboratory function and its staff ensuring that the correct capabilities and resources are present to support the full QA and technical functions required.
  • Coordinates and directs research and development, product chemistry, optimised and accurate chemical manufacturing processes, ingredient and product analysis and verification, problem identification, modification of formulas.
  • Coordinates scaled up plant manufacturing processes according to HSE and ISO operational protocols and applicable government regulations; Provides technical training at plant level as required.
  • Reviews operational reports to make sure that quality standards, efficiency, and expenditure schedules are met.
  • Interprets results of laboratory activities to laboratory personnel (mentoring), and management, and prepares reports and technical papers.
  • Prepares and updates Safety documents for the company products as regulated (Technical, SDS and TREM); provides guidance concerning statutory Risk and Safety nomenclature needed for each product. Verifies Technical Information on product labels and product technical data sheets.
  • Liaise with "Toll manufacturing" customers and agree / approve all product manufacturing processes and QA measures.
  • Liaise with Suppliers regarding technical matters and stays up to date with latest formulatory trends in the detergent industry. Looks for opportunities to optimise chemical performance / cost.
  • Responsible for System inputs and Change Management.
  • To build and maintain product formulation data base (spread sheet with hyperlink references).

Background function

 

  • To build an approved, supplier/ ingredient data base.
  • To Create Procedures and Works Instructions for all new QA and R&D tasks as required by the companies Quality Management System.
  • Assist with product formulation costings.

 

Safety Responsibilities

 

  • Responsible for full SHE functions within the role related to equipment operations, materials handling, as well as the safety of direct reporting staff and other persons in the immediate work area.
  • Ensure workplace safety standards are also governed by law in the form of the Occupational Health & Safety Act.; its directives must be obeyed.

  • All safety incidents or near misses within respective work environment/s are to be documented and investigated.

 

Main Working Relationships

 

  • Internal
    • Company Directors.
    • Laboratory Staff.
    • Plant personnel.
    • Procurement personnel.
  • External
    • External testing laboratories, Raw Material Suppliers, Toll customers regarding technical product queries.
    • Major company clients as requested by sales force.

 

Personal Attributes

 

  • Presentable with excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are essential.
  • Ability to work independently but also be a team player.
  • Methodical and systematic minded.
  • Able to prioritise activities and resources, ensuring that results are achieved effectively.
  • Able to evaluate progress and make appropriate adjustments to initial plans, ensuring a successful outcome.
  • Acts in accordance with conventional ethical and professional standards.
  • Positive, self-motivated and confident approach.
  • The ability to work under pressure and to comply with deadlines.
  • Numbers orientated.
  • Honest and Reliable.

 

Experience and Qualifications

 

  • Degree or diploma in Industrial Chemistry (Degree preferred).
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in the chemical detergent industry.
  • Working knowledge of detergent Chemistry and product formulation /development.
  • Understanding of surfactant and antimicrobial products and emulsions.
  • Understanding of production processes for Industrial and specialty products.
  • Working knowledge of QA and ISO systems as related to the chemical industry.
  • Knowledge or experience of running plant trials in a factory environment.
  • Ability to liaise with external company clients and suppliers at senior level.
  • Ability to organise work program effectively.
  • Use of accounting system will be advantageous (i.e. Syspro).
  • Valid Driver’s License and reliable transport (Minimum Code 8).

Computer Literacy 

  • Intermediate knowledge required MS Office 2013 - Excel and Word essential.

Package Offered

 

This position will attract a Market Related salary according to qualification and experience gained.
 
The position and the recruitment process for this position are governed by the Group’s Employment Equity, Recruitment and Selection Policy.


Please e-mail Recruitment your contact details and abridged resume should you believe that you have what it takes to join the Company and grow together.

 

Closing Date: 13 May 2022

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