Manufacturing / FMCG / Industrial

Laboratory Analyst at British American Tobacco Nigeria (BATN)

British American Tobacco is all about freedom of choice – whether it’s our people or our products. Combined with our entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what’s driven our phenomenal success. We started trading tobacco over a hundred years ago. Today, we’re a multibillion dollar company with more than 200 brands in our portfolio. With robust positions in each of our regional markets, our future looks equally bright too.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Laboratory Analyst

Location: Ibadan, Oyo
Reports to: Laboratory Supervisor
Reporting Level: Non-Management
Seniority LevelNon-Management
Function: Operations
Geographic Scope: Nigeria

Role Positioning And Objectives

  • The role is responsible to ensure that tobacco and its products are sampled, analysed and reported so that accurate and timely decision can be taken by the Management and to develop, perform and maintain work instructions, test methods, calibration and maintenance in compliance with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 17025.

What You Will Be Accountable For
Equipment Calibration:

  • Calibrate all equipment daily before use and document appropriately.
  • Make relevant adjustments to instrument if calibration is found incorrect.
  • Report any faults found on instruments immediately and in the correct manner.
  • Ensure the equipment is clean after every use.

Product Sampling (with the use of equipment):

  • Collect routine samples of products in line with minimum requirement for PQI/RQA and relevant protocols.
  • Ensure all samplings are well documented.

Product Testing (with the use of equipment):

  • Carry out smoking (Linear Smoke Machine + Gas Chromatograph), blend chemistry (Continuous Flow Analyzer), menthol check (Gas Chromatograph) and Triacetin measurement (Gas Chromatograph) in line with relevant protocols.
  • Ensure the evaluation of routine samples of product in line with minimum requirement for routine analysis and other relevant protocols.
  • Support Quality Improvement Initiatives.

Record Keeping:

  • Produce accurate, timely and error-free information on routine product samples tested
  • Authorise to initiate logging of non-conformance according to procedure
  • Authorise to alter records (hard copy, during analysis)
  • Initiate a preventive action request
  • Responsible to maintain client and laboratory confidentiality
  • Ensure no errors in data collected and recorded
  • Ensure distribution of results in timely manner
  • Ensure proper use of all relevant test equipment
  • Responsible for incoming inspection of purchased item
  • Adhere to all statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Responsible to identify areas of improvement.

Essential Experience, Skills And Knowledge

  • Minimum of OND in any of the sciences related courses.
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience, ideally in FMCG sector.
  • Good knowledge of laboratory processes and procedures.
  • Good coordination, troubleshooting, and reporting skills.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel.
  • Very high attention to details.


  • Knowledge of equipment software like Chemstation, Flow Access
  • Knowledge in ISO 17025 and ISO 9001: 2015.

Salary Range
Competitive Salary + excellent benefits + market leading bonus.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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