Laboratory Technician

Laboratory Technician
AVI Limited
Cape Town, Western Cape


Posted 08 October 2021 – Closing Date 21 October 2021

Job Details

Job Description

A love for the sea and passion for fishing are the driving forces behind I&J, a leading fishing company and manufacturer of high quality chilled and frozen foods. Almost 110 years old, I&J is the trusted name in seafood, operating a modern and efficient trawler fleet, and continually investing in the training and development of experienced fishing crews, committed to fishing responsibly, with a long-term vision. I&J has achieved and maintained accreditation from the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) since 2004. I&J is a globally respected supplier of high quality, chilled and frozen Cape Hake and a leading producer of farmed Cape Abalone. It is also one of AVI’s great South African brands. I&J is proudly South African and invests in, and empowers, the communities in which it operates.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Laboratory Technician at I&J, Head Office, Woodstock, Cape Town. The purpose of this role is to test all samples submitted to the laboratory according to the procedures outlined in the Quality Manual in accordance with ISO 17025. The technician must adhere to the rules of Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).


Line Manager: Laboratory Coordinator
Job Specification:
Key Performance Areas:

  • Microbiological Sample Analysis
  • Customer Liaison
  • Follow SANAS Accreditation Procedure
  • Stock Control/ Ordering
  • Internal Validations
  • Training
  • Environmental Control
  • Media Quality Control

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 years’ experience as a Laboratory Technician


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology or Food Technology
  • Honour’s Degree Microbiology or Food Technology will be advantageous

Additional Requirements:

  • ISO 17025 Knowledge
  • Understanding of Laboratory protocols


  • Thinking Analytically
  • Documenting Facts
  • Interpreting Data
  • Staying Composed
  • Working Together
  • Attention to Detail
  • Minimising Risk
  • Maintaining Productivity