Job Definition

  • preparing materials and equipment for experiments, tests and analyses
  • collecting and preparing specimens such as soils, plant or animal cells, tissues or parts of organs for experiments, tests and analyses
  • assisting with and performing experiments, tests and analyses applying methods and techniques such as microscopy, histochemistry, chromatography, electrophoresis and spectroscopy
  • identifying pathogenic micro-organisms, insects, parasites, fungi and weeds harmful to crops and livestock, and assisting in devising methods of control
  • analysing produce to set and maintain standards of quality
  • conducting or supervising operational programs such as fish hatchery, greenhouse and livestock production
  • analysing samples of seeds for quality, purity and germination rating
  • collecting data and estimating quantities and costs of materials and labour required for projects
  • organizing maintenance and repairs of research equipment

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled