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Vacancy: Sampler

Blantyre City Council is inviting applications for the position of Sampler;

Ref : BCC/VACS/ADC/125/2023/4

 Position                 :       Sampler

Reporting  to        :          Sanitation Engineer

Grade                     :          M11/S6

Salary                    :          In line with Terms and Conditions of Services for Blantyre                                      City Council


A full Malawi Schools Certificate of Education with strong credit passes in Chemistry/Physical Science and Mathematics. Those with any relevant qualification /certificates in a related field will have an added advantage.


Performs skilled tasks by independently collecting and organizing product samples for testing and analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Travels to and work on sampling sites (indoors and outdoors)
  2. Prepares and collects samples from worksite
  3. Observes, tracks, and records sample characteristics (including color, texture, shape, size, smell, density, weight, temperature, etc.)
  4. Compares sample to standard model to quickly assess basic quality of sample
  5. Tests samples and confirms that they conform to industry standards
  6. Transports samples to a specialized laboratory for testing if necessary
  7. Ensures sampling machinery and tools are clean and in a workable condition, making any necessary repairs
  8. Monitors and oversees machines that work automatically (auto-counters, sifters, etc.)
  9. Counts, measures, weighs and labels samples as needed
  10. Records sample data and enters it into a document or spreadsheet
  11. Creates and presents detailed reports on sample findings
  12. Reports any irregular findings to superiors
  13. Maintains all sample reports and ensures that they are accurate and up to date
  14. Works according to state and nationally enforced standards

Applications with copies of certificates should be sent to

The Secretary

Appointments and Disciplinary Committee

Blantyre City Council

Private Bag 67


The closing date for receiving applications is Friday 30th June 2023