Sunday, 23 September 2018

Cosmetic Quality Laboratory Internship Opportunity at AVI 2018

AVI Limited is home to many of South Africa’s leading and best-loved brands. Listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in the Food Products sector, and centred on the FMCG market, AVI’s extensive brand portfolio includes more than 50 brands.

Our single-minded purpose is our brands growth and development.

Indigo Brands, based in Cape Town, is a subsidiary of AVI Limited (AVI). Leaders in personal care and beauty products including female and male perfumed body spays, roll-on deodorants, body care, face
care, colour cosmetics and liquid fragrances.

Well-known brands include Yardley- Gorgeous, Lace, English Blazer and Lenthéric -Hoity Toity, Solo and Masculin. Indigo’s brand portfolio is strengthened via
the Coty licensing agreement that includes world-renowned brands such as Rimmel, Exclamation, Adidas, Guess and Sally Hansen.

Duties & Responsibilities
- Good laboratory Practice.
- Ensure on a daily basis that housekeeping, hygiene and safety requirements are adhered to
- Validate all instruments daily or as per SOP requirement and record on results on relevant forms
- Maintain an accurate, up-to-date database of product specifications, MSDS’s, COA’s and quality standards
- Analytical testing of Raw materials and bulk(Qualitative and Quantitative)
- Microbiological media preparation
- Microbiological testing of Raw material, bulk and Finished product
- Stability testing of bulk
- Record results of all testing done and communicate to the relevant
- Ensure that the Quality standard are met when during Analysis
- Perform problem solving of quality non-conforming raw material and liaise with supplier line manager
- Maintain and ensure consistent and accurate colour quality
- Ensure out of specification batches are reported, quarantined and investigated
- Assist with consumer complaints evaluation
- Research and manage projects


- Presenting and Communicating Information
- Writing & Reporting
- Adapting & Responding to Change
- Achieving Personal Work Goals & Objectives
- Planning & Organising

Experience Required 

- Any experience relevant to field of study would be advantageous but is not necessary.

Minimum Qualifications Required 

- 2017 or 2018 Graduate with a 3 year National Diploma or Degree in Cosmetics specializing in Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Microbiology &/OR Biochemistry.

Knowledge Required 
- Computer literacy skills, MS Office Suite


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