Senior Chemist – Qatargas Operating Company Limited – Ras Laffan, Qatar

Job Purpose
Provide a high degree of specialist knowledge and analytical competence to the testing and analytical processes undertaken at the QG Laboratory.
Job Context & Major Challenge(s) – I
Context of the role relates to the role serving as the recognized expert for chemical analysis within field of specialization.
Responsible for understanding, implementing, and assuring Laboratory operations adhere to the ISO 17025 system.

Key Job Accountabilities – I
Ensure all activities undertaken within designated areas of specialization are conducted following ISO standards and Company policies and procedures.
Review results for routine and non-routine samples in the LIMS and ensure results match with raw data.
Review certificates of quality for all products and shipments and ensure the results are traceable.
Ensure the availability of laboratory chemicals and standards, certified reference material (CRM), glassware, and spare parts.
Calibrate laboratory equipment according to schedule and prepare laboratory chemical reagents and standard solutions with standardization.

Key Job Accountabilities – II
Oversee and ensure implementation of quality control systems and ensure oversight for proficiency testing (PT) samples and the preparation of control samples.
Ensure control charts are updated, nonconformities are closed out, laboratory environmental conditions are monitored, and new equipment is validated.
Follow up on American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) tracking and prepare standard update forms.
Prepare, update and review Laboratory procedures to ensure they are accurate and up-to-date.
Evaluate the competency of new laboratory technicians and update competency tracking system.

Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Science related discipline.

Knowledge and/or Experience – I
7 years working in a laboratory environment within the Oil & Gas industry, including 2 years as a Chemist.
Knowledge of international auditing and compliance regulations including ISO 17025.

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