Rand Water Job Vacancy as Senior Lab Assistant 2022 - Grade 12 or equivalent

 Job Advert Summary

Rand Water is looking for a candidate who will be able to strengthen the Section’s capacity in assisting the Scientific Assistants / Water Treatment Technologist and Station Chemist in carrying out their task to maintain Rand Waters quality targets set by SANS.

Minimum Requirements

  • Grade 12 or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license with the ability to pass RW K53 assessment
  • Three years with an analytical laboratory and preferably experience in Water Industry
  • It will be an added advantage if applicants are studying towards a qualification in the water sector.

Primary Duties

  • Perform field determinations.
  • To monitor new and existing on line instrumentation to ensure correctness for the reliability of on line instrumentation. in the production of drinking water.
  • Collection of all require samples in the distribution network
  • Provide a transfer service of samples to the Vereeniging laboratories within agreed time frames. (Driving skills)
  • Perform checks on instrumentation and make reagents for on line analyses instrumentation at different on line quality control venues.
  • Completion off SHE checklists and the adherence to SHE practices in the areas of work.
  • Liase with operations/districts regarding the appropriate determinations analysis
  • Treatment of reservoirs and pipelines with disinfectant under the guidance of a supervisor.
  • Promote the section as a centre of excellence in water quality maintenance.


  • Driving skills
  • Knowledge of laboratory practices.
  • Knowledge of drinking water quality guidelines
  • Knowledge of OHSA and ISO 9000 2001
  • Knowledge of the disinfection practice of water


  • Computer literacy
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to priorities, organise and plan
  • Proven skills in driving and performance of Grade 12 level chemistry and mathematics


  • Quality and output driven person who can handle pressure and routine work
  • Ability to interact with staff and customers
  • Team worker but must be able to work independently
  • Conscientious and pays attention to details
  • Must be prepared to work alternative weekends

Job Title :Senior Lab Assistant 

Portfolio : Bulk Water Services - Operations

Job Type Classification : Permanent

Location - Country : South Africa

Location - Province :Gauteng

Location - Town / City : Johannesburg South

Location - Site : Central Depot / Bulk Distribution

Reference Number : RAN211112-1

Closing Date : 2021/11/26

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