Quality Control Job (45K-60K)

Quality Control Job, Quality Assurance Kenyan Jobs 2021, 

Job Title:  Quality Control / R&D Assistant

Reports to: Quality Manager

Client: Paint Manufacturing Company

Location: Nairobi

Gross Salary:  45k – 60k

 Job Purpose: You must be an experienced hands-on bench chemist, with solid knowledge of analytical chemistry tests and methods, to be performed on incoming raw materials and in-process formulation samples.

Our client is a well-established Paint Manufacturing Company seeking to hire a Quality Control / R&D Specialist to join their lab team.


  • Establish quality procedures, standards, and specifications for a company.
  • Collaborate with an organization’s purchasing manager to ensure raw materials from external suppliers meet quality requirements.
  • Set and enforce standards for health and safety during work operations.
  • Carry out research to identify ways to reduce waste and optimize resource usage.
  • Ensure manufacturing processes are in compliance with both national and international standards of production.
  • Proffer recommendations to company management on ways to improve on existing quality processes.
  • Collect, compile, and analyze relevant quality statistical data to obtain information regarding quality performance.
  • Support technicians, inspectors, and other company staff to ensure they perform their duties in line with established quality procedures.
  • Monitor product development processes to identify deviations from quality policies.
  • Conduct tests to verify the quality of raw materials and finished products.
  • Review existing process and product specification to identify the need for improvement or upgrade.
  • Approve compliant products and reject defective ones.
  • Prepare and present reports to update upper management on quality activities.
  • Maintain proper records of quality test, procedures and standards.
  • Supports in R&D product development activities.
  • Contribute in all formulation & development activities for assigned projects and ensures all milestones are met.
  • Identifies technical and project risks and ensures strategies are developed to effectively mitigate risks.
  • Develops, writes and validates test methods, to evaluate performance of products and prototypes.
  • Tests products and prototypes and issues technology reports on product performance; prepares summary presentations for marketing and sales.
  • Ensures key documentation is completed (specifications, batch sheets) prior to product launch.
  • Keeps organized, concise documentation on all experimental designs and test results.
  • Knowledgeable about R&D processes and product commercialization; understands the product development process from concept, formula development, product evaluation and scale up through product launch.


  • Degree in Chemistry or any related field.
  • Must have at least 5 years’ experience working in the paint industry.
  • Must be able to conduct tests to ensure a product or material falls within established quality specification.
  • Ability to work with team of quality assurance personnel to make sure raw materials and final products meet set standards of quality.
  • Must be adept at planning and developing standards, procedures, and best practices for ensuring product quality.
  • Must have high Analytical, Interpersonal, Organizational Skills.

How to Apply

Qualified & Interested candidates should send their application along with detailed CV indicating their daytime contact details to vacancies@gaprecruitment.co.ke  by Monday 18th October 2021.

The subject of the email should be Quality Control / R&D Assistant

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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