Closing on: Dec 2, 2022

Jobsplus Permit Number 654/2022 

Overall Purpose of Position

To assist in developing the WSC laboratory as a centre of excellence that meets its customers’
needs in a cooperative atmosphere.


To contribute to the overall objectives of the Corporation in line with the statement and mission
of the Water Services Corporation.

Main Accountabilities & Responsibilities

• To perform chemical and bacteriological analytical tests in line with the sampling
programmes being followed.
• To input data.
• To perform analytical/technical duties both as regards routine chemical and bacteriological
tests in accordance with the relevant Standard Operating Procedures, as well as others that
may be assigned by senior laboratory staff.
• To use various equipment for the necessary analysis.
• To perform sampling as per the established Standard Operating Procedures and in line with
the sampling programme as defined by the Laboratory’s senior management staff.
• To carry out assigned duties in the field and to carry out certain tests and measurements in
the field as directed and according to the relevant Standard Operating Procedures and Work
Instructions.
• To register samples including the recording of parameters and equipment.
• To prepare test reagents, media, standards and other solutions as required and according to
the relevant Standard Operating Procedures and update all relevant records and forms.
• To maintain all necessary records, forms, registers and other laboratory documentation as
deemed necessary by senior laboratory staff.
• To monitor stock levels of laboratory items, chemicals and consumables.
• To undergo any kind of training related to his/her work either that organised by the
Laboratory / WSC or by any other external institution.
• For the practice of Good Laboratory Practice at all times.
• For ensuring that all Laboratory Personnel abide by established Health and Safety criteria.
• For the taking due care and diligence in carrying out the duties and in using the entrusted
equipment.
• For the exemplary behaviour which includes abidance by the rules and regulations of the
Laboratory and the WSC.
• To follow an approved WSC dress code (uniform).
• To perform other laboratory work which may be assigned by the senior staff and which
might include driving a vehicle.
• To ensure that lab analysis is carried out, in-line with interface agreements in place.

To input, record, and analyse data using several software packages, including but not
limited to LIMS, Excel, SAP and also out data analysis software.
• Co-ordinate with the Quality Unit in obtaining and maintaining certifications and
accreditations of the Corporation and participate in internal and external audits, and peer
reviews;
• Carry out effectively any other duties and responsibilities and undertake other assignments
as reasonably directed by the Management.

Working Conditions

i. Expected to be in, and maintain, a state of health such as would indicate a reasonable prospect
of ability to render regular and efficient service;
ii. Expected to work flexible hours in order to meet accountabilities and attend to work after
office hours, as may be required;
iii. Abide by rules and regulations issued by WSC;
iv. Consult with other sections as may be required;
v. Expected to maintain oneself abreast with best practices relevant to the post and attend any
training which may be provided;
vi. The nature of this position requires the employee to be physically present during working
hours as per operational exigencies.

Qualifications and Experience

By the closing time and date of this call for applications, applicants must:

i) Be in possession of a VET Diploma Level 4 (this should enjoy the same parity of esteem
as the Matriculation Certificate) issued by a recognized institution, or either any of the
following stated below;
ii) VET Level 3 coupled with 2 years’ experience related to the job description, within the
Corporation (this should enjoy the same parity of esteem as 6 Secondary Education
Certificate (SEC) Subjects at Grades 1 to 5; or
iii) Four (4) years’ experience within the same field and related to the job description.
iv) Be in possession of an ECDL or subject to obtain the ECDL within six (6) months from
date of appointment.
v) Applicant must be in possession of a valid driving license B.
vi) Be in possession of a clean police conduct, not older than six (6) months from date of
application.

Interpersonal Skills

• Work under limited supervision, both individually and within a team;
• Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy and confidentiality;
• Problem solving skills, able to multitask and meet challenging deadlines;
• Highly organized and flexible;
• Able to maintain a professional approach at all times.

The appointment is subject to a trial/probationary period of six (6) months during which time
Appointees (i) will retain their substantive appointments, and (ii) need invariably undergo and
pass through a specialized certification course to be organized by the Corporation as per
exigencies. Failure to get certified as herein mentioned will automatically render the incumbent
as having failed the trial/probationary and they shall return to their substantive grade upon notice
issued by the Corporation to that effect

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Malta

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