Assistant Chemist – Quality, Health, Safety & Environmental Division

Closing Date August 31, 2021 closed

Job Description/Key Resonsibilities

The Guyana Power and Light Inc invites applications from interested candidates with the requisite qualifications and experience to fill the vacancy of Assistant ChemistQuality, Health, Safety & Environmental Division, Carmichael Street, Georgetown.

Under the general direction of the Chemist, the incumbent will be responsible for assisting with coordinate sampling, analyses, inspections and chemical services.


  1. Assist with Laboratory analysis and sampling:
  • Samples and analyses water, fuel, lubricants and transformer oils to be used within the Company.
  • Makes up chemical reagents.
  • Standardizes pH and conductivity meter, and carry out calibration and verification checks on these and other Laboratory equipment.
  • Washes and cleans sample bottles and other glassware
  1. Analyses are done in a timely manner, to ensure compliance with Laboratory objective
  2. Reports any unusual development of a chemical nature in the system and recommend corrective measures.
  3. Preparation of Request For Purchase (RFP) via Oracle, for chemicals and equipment for analytical work in both water & oil Labs
  4. Recommend test methods for use and assist in the verification of such methods for use in both laboratories
  5. Ensures the specification of lubricants and fuels receive correspond with the manufacture’s specification.
  6. Ensures adequate supply of chemicals for analysis is available.
  7. Assist in the preparation, implementation and improvement of the Quality Management System within the laboratory
  8. Ensures the preparation of reagents for chemical analysis
  9. Ensures all chemicals used are within their shelf life and ensures that all equipment is calibrated as per schedule.
  10. Assist in the preparation of current and capital expenditure budget for Laboratory chemicals, equipment etc.
  11. Ensures a safety-focused culture within the Laboratory and associated activities. Be conversant with Occupational Safety and Health act.
  12. Provides or arranges appropriate support and coaching for staff to ensure continual improvement.
  13. Assist in conducting field related activities.
  14. Inspects road tankers /vessels used to transport fuel within the company.
  15. Assists in the monitoring of housekeeping for Laboratories
  16. Assist in the monitoring of chemical dosing of boiler, reserve feed tanks and cooling water systems.
  17. Perform other duties that may be assigned to you within the scope of your employment, from an Authorised Officer.



  •  Strong, scientific and organizational skills.
  • Must be self-motivation, adaptability and a positive attitude
  • Knowledge of ISO Policy and Procedures
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and keep accurate records.
  • Good working knowledge of operational power plant chemistry and water treatment plant
  • Be familiar with current environment codes, legislation
  • Ability to problem solve and make a detailed analysis



Required Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Guyana or an accredited Institution, with two (2) years experience in an Industrial/Power Generation environment.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to reach the Human Resources Services Manager, Guyana Power & Light Inc. 257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown not later than August 31, 2021.