Analytical Chemist

  • Full Time
  • Dwangwa
  • Applications have closed

Ethanol Company Limited

Ethanol Company Limited (EthCo) is a molasses based ethanol production firm located in Dwangwa, a town in the Nkhotakota Lakeshore District of Malawi. Commissioned in 1982, the Company has produced over 300 million litres of ethanol at both 99.5%v/v and 96%v/v ethanol strength. EthCo is the pioneer of Ethanol production in Malawi.

As part of aligning its activities with its new Strategy an Opportunity has arisen in the Laboratory section within the Company’s Operations department, whose processes have recently been reengineered.

Applications are therefore invited to fill the vacant post of an Analytical Chemist. Reporting to the Laboratory Manager, the successful candidate shall among other things, be responsible for process monitoring, assisting in process troubleshooting and the analysis of raw materials and finished products.

The ideal candidate must have the following basic qualifications and attributes:-

• Bachelor’s Degree in Analytical Chemistry or equivalent.
• Preference is for those who are within the range of 25-35 years of age
• Must be prepared to work odd hours.
• Must demonstrate good communication and analytical skills.
• Must have a working knowledge of Chromatographic and spectroscopic methods of analysis
• Must have knowledge of all Microsoft Packages
• Must be proficient in Laboratory safety practices.
• Must be self-motivated and demonstrate ability to proactively suggest ideas and solutions as part of a highly idea-based environment
• Must have a strong work ethic, be reliable, adaptable and a team player
• Must be of sober habits.

In return, the Company will offer a competitive package commensurate with the level of responsibility associated with the post and in line with its organizational structure.

If you feel that you meet the above requirements, please send your application and Curriculum Vitae complete with names and addresses of three traceable referees to the following address:-

The Chief Executive Officer
Ethanol Company Limited
P. O. Box 50


Applications to reach the Company not later than 23rd April, 2019.

EthCo is an equal opportunity employer