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Simangele Mthethwa

Analytical Chemistry graduate


Graduate with excellent analytical and problem solving skills seeking for a Cosmetic Laboratory Intern position at Indigo Brands, to apply my knowledge and skills and grow with the company.


  • Computer skills
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Safety Awareness
  • Quality Control
  • Team working
  • Problem-solving
  • Communication
  • Report generation

Technical Experctise

Instruments & Methodologies:

  • pH meters, conductivity meters, soft drink analyzers, wet chemistry technique,wet screening, dry screening, auto-titrator, jaw crushers, pulverizers, hotplates, ovens, ICP-OES, GC, IR, HPLC and AAS, Control charts and LIMS. 


Work experience

March 2016June 2016

Quality Control Technician Trainee

Coca-Cola Canners SA, Epping, Western Cape
  • Conducted water quality checks twice a day (water pH, chlorine check, water hardness).
  • Utilized the correct PPE to handle Carbon dioxide from the road tanker to ensure safety.
  • Analyzed samples from the beginning of the products (syrups) in process and finished products (beverages).
  • Recorded test results using a chemistry-specific software program.
  • Continuously monitored the production process; making adjustments, ensuring that products are run within the correct blender and gas settings.
  • Routinely inspected the line and reported malfunctions to production team or QC supervisor.
  • Conducted taste tests, beverage BRIX, gas volume checks on beverages.
  • Set aside and, re-tested out of specification products and kept records.
  • Operated analytical instruments such as Soft drink analyzer, pH meters and pressure gauges.
  • Routinely retained two cans after every 30 minutes, during each test for future reference.
  • Completed and filed QC checklists, production books and certificates for audits.


Sep 2013Jun 2014

Experiential Student

Black Mountain Mining, Aggeneys, Northern Cape
  • Calibrated laboratory equipment according to established laboratory program.
  • Maintained compliance to all health and safety standards, SOP’s, GMP, GLP, and regulatory requirements.
  • Validated the sample preparation and moisture determination methods according to ISO12743 and ISO10251 respectively.
  • Calculated and reported analytical results to the supervisor.
  • Prepared chemical standards and reagents.
  • Conducted sample preparation of routine and non-routine samples (receiving, crushing, splitting, drying and pulverisation)
  • Routinely analyzed sulphur and magnetite in Pilot plant samples and capturing results on excel spreadsheets.
  • Performed moisture determinations, particle size distribution, oil and grease, and acid digestion of samples.
  • Performed quantitative and qualitative analysis of base metals in concentrates by wet chemical methods.
  • Operated ICP-OES and AAS.


Jan 2010July 2014

National Diploma: Analytical Chemistry

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Education and professional training: 

  • coursework in: Statistics, Validation, Microbiology, Chromatography, Spectroscopy, Organic Chemistry,

    Inorganic Chemistry, Atomic, Laboratory practical, Chemical Industry Practical and Chemistry 3 Project.


Jan 2000Dec 2004

Matric Senior Certificate

Sinethemba Senior Secondary School

Major subjects: Mathematics, Physical Science and Biology