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Lab Technician

Date: Jan 19, 2023

Location: Yanbu, 03, SA, 46475

Company: farabipetr

Job Purpose

The aim is to state the overall significance of the job from the organisation's perspective.
To perform tests on a routine basis for raw materials, intermediates and finished products and for generating analysis reports, identifying deviation from standards and conducting further analysis to identify deviation sources, to ensure the daily proceeding of laboratory needs.

Main Accountabilities

This section describes the principal outputs required from the job. 
Descriptions Key Results Area

Policies, Processes and Procedures

  • Follows all relevant Quality Assurance procedures so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner.
  • Adherence to the department policies, processes and procedures
Day-to-day management
  • Implements the day-to-day operations assigned for the Quality Assurance to ensure compliance with the established standards and procedures.
  • Smooth flow of day-to-day operations

Job Specific

Description Key Results Area
  • Ensures that all samples are received and registered as per the procedures of categorization in Farabi.
  • Ensures all received samples are as adequate for analysis and are stored in the correct conditions to prevent distortion of results.
  • Performs analysis on the received samples as per slandered analysis process, and conduct more complex analysis if needed to identify deviation sources.
  • Generates different types of analysis reports and gives professional opinion on the analysis including deviation from standards and possible deviation reasons.
  • Escalates issues and major deviation samples to the chemists and senior chemists. 
  • Keeps all testing equipment in proper operating condition to prevent distortion of results.
  • Assists in preparing guidelines and work instructions for test methods to establish standard test procedures.
  • Assists in the development of junior staff through the provision of coaching and contributing to development planning. 
  • Plans, organizes and prioritize own work to ensure efficiency and work is completed within set deadlines
  • Enters & approve all analytical results into the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) timely and accurately so that user departments receive timely feedback.
  • All analyses and tests are carried out in line with standard operating procedures.  
  • Uninterrupted lab operations
  • Accident free, clean and tidy work place.
  • Timely submission of analysis reports
  • Contribution to guidelines and work instructions updates.
  • Significant contribution to junior staff development.

Reporting, HSSE and Related Assignments

Description Key Results Area
  • Assists in the preparation of timely and accurate reports for Department in order to meet Department requirements, policies and standards.


  • Key information captured accurately and presented to decision-makers in a timely manner.


  • Complies with all relevant safety, quality, health and environmental procedures to ensure a healthy and safe work environment
  • Participates in safety programs and work permit system to determine their adequacy
  • Participates in incident investigation and provide technical information as required for process, injuries etc.
  • Participates in safety, health and environmental programs
  • Participates in emergency response drills at the company and familiarize HSSE strategy.
  • Healthy, secure, and safe work environment 
  • Compliance to all regulatory policies and procedures 
  • Effective implementations of safety and emergency training.
  • Readiness to handle crisis
Related Assignments
  • Performs other related duties or assignments as directed.
  • Chemist  feedback

Application of Guidelines and Decision making

Guidelines: Thinking within detailed standard practices and instructions
Decision making:  Operating within given practices and procedures. Work is subject to supervision

Communications & Working Relationships

Internal:  Operations, Marketing & Sales. 
External:  Existing and Potential suppliers and contractors.


  •  Diploma in Laboratory Technology, Chemical Sciences or any relevant discipline. 
  • Petrochemical industry experiences a plus.


 3+ Years of experience in the similar field.


  • Behavioural Competencies
  • Technical Competencies
  • Personal Integrity
  • Teamwork & Collaboration
  • Flexibility
  • Initiative
  • HSSE Awareness
  • Data Collection & Analysis