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Water Quality Technician at Lilongwe Water Board

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  • Lilongwe
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Lilongwe Water Board

The Lilongwe Water Board (Board) is a Statutory Corporation established in 1947 and reconstituted in 1995 under the Water Works Act (cap 72). It is responsible for the provision of water supply services to the City of Lilongwe and other surrounding areas designated as its supply area. In its quest for innovations and reforms in the water supply within Lilongwe City, in line with its strategic vision for growth and service delivery mandate, the Board has conceptualized the production of bottled water as one of the Government approved reform areas for Water Boards in Malawi. It is from this background that the Board invites applications from suitable, qualified, and experienced persons to fill the following vacant positions that exist at the Bottling Plant Unit within the Lilongwe Water Board Establishment:

Job Title: Water Quality Technician

Grade: LWB 6
Department: Finance
Reporting to: Plant Engineer
Responsible for: Plant Operator

Purpose of the Job

The Water Quality Technician will be responsible for adherence to water quality standards and operational efficiency within the bottling plant unit.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducting water sampling throughout the bottling process following established protocols
  • Performing diverse tests and analyses on samples, assessing physical, sensory, microbial, and chemical attributes, ensuring accurate evaluation of water quality maintaining compliance, and upholding standards throughout production
  • Performing routine inspections to maintain equipment integrity and functionality, ensuring adherence to quality standards.
  • Monitoring and documenting of production parameters to promptly identify deviations and implement corrective measures.
  • Upholding quality control protocols to sustain product integrity and operational efficiency within the manufacturing process.
  • Ensuring adherence to regulatory standards governing the quality of bottled water within the industry
  • Maintaining meticulous records of water quality data, testing outcomes, and compliance documentation for regulatory reporting obligations
  • Upholding regulatory compliance measures to guarantee the integrity and safety of bottled water products per industry standards.
  • Identifying and assessing opportunities for enhancing water quality, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness through process improvements
  • Collaborating with various teams to implement best practices and innovative solutions for continuous enhancement.
  • Driving initiatives to optimize processes, ensuring alignment with quality standards and organizational objectives.
  • Facilitating effective communication within cross-functional teams to address quality issues and align with production objectives.
  • Collaborating with external laboratories or third-party organizations for specialized testing, when necessary, while ensuring seamless coordination and alignment to uphold quality standards and meet production goals.
  • Demonstrating outstanding commitment to service delivery programs of the Board by personally identifying and reporting water bursts/leakages to customer care division of which verifiable repair records shall be tendered to be used as one of the components for assessment
    during one’s performance appraisal time.

Minimum Academic and Professional qualifications and experience

  • Diploma in Industrial Laboratory, Chemistry, Microbiology or related field
  • At least 3 years’ experience in water quality testing, preferably in a food or beverage manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in using laboratory equipment, instrumentation, and software for water analysis and strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to interpret test results accurately.
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and industry standards related to water quality and food safety.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to effectively communicate technical information to diverse audiences.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Commitment to maintaining high standards of quality, safety, and compliance in all aspects of the job.

Method Of Application

LWB is an equal opportunity employer. Therefore, both male and female persons who meet the prerequisite qualifications and experience are encouraged to apply.

Interested persons should submit their application with up-to-date detailed curriculum vitae, to reach the undersigned not later than the 30th April, 2024.

The Chief Executive Officer,
Lilongwe Water Board
P. O BOX 96

All late applications shall not be considered and only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.