SAMANU PLC Vacancy Fresh Graduates

SAMANU is a platform company with well-established brands operating in Ethiopia’s main FMCG sub-sectors (Tena Edible Oils, 555 and Aura Soap & Detergents, and Chef Luca wheat products). The investment by Norfund will fund the construction of a new solvent extraction plant to produce edible oils based on locally sourced sesame, sunflower and soya beans in its refineries. By reducing the dependency on imported raw materials, the investment aims to create jobs in value-addition and increase Ethiopia’s food security. The completion of a vertical integration project will also allow for increased export opportunities within the sectors the company already operates.

Currently SAMANU imports raw sunflower oil, mostly from Eastern Europe, and refines and packages it locally. With the new investment, it will construct a solvent extraction plant that will allow it to produce raw oil from locally-grown sunflowers. In addition, the company will also extract oil from domestically-produced soya beans and sesame.

Position: Junior Quality Analyst Chemist


  •   Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or related field.


  • Fresh graduate 

To carry out routine analyses on raw materials, intermediate and final products, record and analyze process parameters during production, and prepare test reports.


·       Conduct routine inspections of incoming materials to ensure compliance with quality standards and specifications.

·       prepare Chemicals for analysis and carry out tests on everyday sample.

·       Monitor and analyze extraction processes to identify deviations from quality standards and recommend corrective actions as needed

·       Maintain records and documents of tests conducted. Ensure that records show complete history of the material tested.

·       Ensures that the raw materials and products conform to the standard requirements.

·       Ensures that the samples are taken in an appropriate way.

·       Implement, document, maintain and continually improve the food safety management, Environmental management and Occupational health and safety  management system.

·       Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and regulatory requirements related to quality control in solvent extraction processes.

·       Monitor day-to-day production activities and process to avoid or minimize quality defect product to the given limit.

·       Identify process and product non-conformities and report to the quality control manager for subsequent actions.

·       Clean instruments for daily base analysis

·       Monitors that expired inputs and substandard inputs go into the production cycle.

·       Prevent work-related injury and illness health to workers and provide safe and healthy workplaces.

·       Monitors that quality of products meet required standards.

·       Control and supervises that all instruments are clean and are in good order. Performs any other related duties as directed by his/her immediate boss time to time.

Place of Work: Addis Ababa 

Application deadline: March 22, 2024

How to Apply:

Candidates meeting the above-required qualifications are invited to send their CV through: 

Application instruction:

Please title your application with subject line: –Junior Quality Analyst Chemist

Only those applicants who meet the above criteria will be contacted for an interview.

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