CV, Science Professional, Laboratory Analyst Looking Globally

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 20246

Skills keywords: computer skills, data entry, laboratory analysis, office admin/secretarial
Short Bio:

I am a qualified science professional with experience in laboratory analysis within the tobacco industry. I am enthusiastic, motivated, driven, with excellent communication-, organisational- and problem solving skills. I work well alone or in a team.

Current location: New Zealand - View on map
Nationality: South African
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Pharmaceutical and Science, Admin and Clerical
Spoken languages: Afrikaan, english, German (basic)
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Relevant Qualifications

Bachelor of Science – Microbiology & Physiology stream
University of South Africa

Professional Training, Etc.

• Hazard Identification & Risk Assessment (HIRA) Training

• Spill Management Training

• Environmental Health and Safety Representative

• First Aid Administrator (Level 1)

• Fire Marshal (Level 1)

• International Computer Driving License (ICDL course)


Microsoft Office

Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS)

Panacea program

Profile & Key Strengths

Qualified Science Professional with laboratory analysis experience in the tobacco industry.

Excellent interpersonal- and problem solving skills and ability to deal with rapidly changing priorities utilising a down-to- earth, team player attitude and a strong and proactive safety focus.

• Ability to work in a diverse and multi-cultural environment, alone or in a team

• Ability to communicate at all levels to achieve productivity efficiencies

• Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure

• Ability to think outside the square

• Strong attention to detail

• Strong Heath and Safety awareness

• Willingness to learn

Career Summary

British American Tobacco (Pty) Ltd
Nov 2009 – Feb 2013

British American Tobacco ( is a market leading, global tobacco company with a long, established history and a bright and dynamic future.

Laboratory Analyst:
Ensured that tobacco and its products are sampled, analysed and reported so that accurate and timely decisions could be taken by Management. Developed, implemented and maintained procedures, test methods, calibration and maintenance in compliance with ISO 17025.


• Provided analytical support by performing routine and non-routine analyses on tobacco products, raw materials and packaging as required by customers

• Provided investigational and problem-solving support to customers to rectify and qualify deviation detected during the course of analysis

• Assisted in the installation, commissioning, routine maintenance and calibration of instruments and equipment used in the Routine Analytical Department

• Communicated with different departments in the laboratory in safety at work meetings, successfully addressing all issues and ensuring strict adherence to safe working practices and environmental protection procedures.


Sample Preparation

Cigarette Smoke (TPM, Puffs CO)

Cigarette Physicals

Tobacco Moisture (including CFA samples)

Visual Assessments (carton, pack, cigarettes)

Blend Separation

Degradation Tests

Spotting Assessment

Wrapping Material Assessment

Tobacco Cut Widths Analysis

Peel Tests of masked products

Low Ignition Propensity


Nicotine Water (GC)

Tobacco Nicotine/ Total Sugars/ Chloride (CFA)

Cigarette / Pack Menthol (GC)

Smoke Menthol (GC)

Tobacco Individual Sugars (HPLC)

Tobacco Phenols (HPLC)

Theobromine (HPLC)

Moisture by Karl Fischer

Benita de Witt Sport Therapy & Alignment
Mar 2002 – Nov 2009

Benita de Witt Sport Therapy & Alignment, now known as Lyno Sport Studios, is a physiotherapy practice using the Lyno method to assess & treat sports injuries.

Provided clerical and administrative support to the physiotherapy team in order to ensure the smooth running of the practice.


• Used a variety of software packages, such as Microsoft Word, Outlook, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, etc. to produce correspondence and documents and maintain records

• Devised and maintained office systems

• Handled booking of rooms and conference facilities

• Used content management systems to maintain and update websites and internal databases

• Attended meetings, taking minutes and keeping notes

• Managed and maintained budgets, as well as invoicing

• Liaised with staff in other departments and with external contacts

• Ordered and maintained stationery and equipment

• Sorted and distributed incoming post and organising and sending outgoing post

• Liaised with colleagues and external contacts to book travel and accommodation

• Organised and stored paperwork, documents and computer-based information

• Photocopied and printed various documents, sometimes on behalf of other colleagues