Monday, April 23, 2018

Workshop: Applying Water Quality and Filtration (supported by Lifelong Learning Council & Singapore Red Cross)

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Hi folks,

Do sign up if you are interested and if time permits. I will be personally conducting these workshops.

My apologies to those who have already received this notice before.


Mr Kwok



Workshop: Applying Water Quality and Filtration (supported by Lifelong Learning Council & Singapore Red Cross)


Figure: SETA water filtration unit for use in humanitarian assitance/ disaster relief

Date: 13 May 2018 (Sun) / 20 May 2018 (Sun)

[The 2 sessions are similar so you only need to sign up for one unless you feel like you need a revision.]

Time: 1 - 5p.m.

Venue: Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane

No. of places for each session: 40 pax


Workshop Description

Water quality is a constant challenge for disaster relief and developmental work in developing countries. You may find sufficient water sources but how do you know whether the water is drinkable? When the lives and welfare of your beneficiaries are dependent on your judgement, it is imperative you make the right decision.

Often, the staff or volunteer responsible for such work is in need of useful and concise information on water quality and filtration to act effectively in the field.

At the end of this workshop, the learner should be able to:

1.      Identify critical water quality parameters to consider in the provision of drinking water

2.      Decide on the water contaminants of significance

3.      Apply the correct type of water filtration (if any) in the provision of drinking water

This workshop emphasises hands-on work by the learners in literature search and water quality testing.

Workshop Fees: $7 per pax

· The fees will contribute to the purchase of consummables in the workshop.

· Any leftover will be donated to Singapore Red Cross.

· Regrettably, all fees are non-refundable.

· Only participants who have paid their fees will be admitted to the workshop.

· Registration closes once the class size has been reached for each session.

· You can register and pay (PayPal) via the links here.

o13 May 2018 (Sun) 1-5p.m.

o20 May 2018 (Sun) 1-5p.m.


Figure: Chemical testing of water quality


About the trainer

Chen Ko is currently a senior lecturer in Singapore Polytechnic and has been in the areas of environment and water since 1998. Besides teaching these topics to both full time students and working adults, he has worked on various projects on water quality with Nparks and PUB.

More information can be found on his blog at His work in water quality also resulted in publishing the book "Your first guide to water quality monitoring in Singapore" in collaboration with PUB.


A project supported by the LearnSG Seed Fund:

Every Day, A Learning Day



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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

International Flavors & Fragrances (Greater Asia) Pte Ltd: QC technician

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If anyone is interested, please write in to: Ms Lim Yean Ping, QC Manager,


For those new to this mailing list, previous job vacancies are documented at


Below is the job description.



-       Carry out daily/ routine and non-routine quality control activities to ensure the full implementation of the applied quality systems policies and procedures

-       Test and inspect products at various stages of production process from raw material into finished goods to maintain quality of products.

-       Prepare samples for sensory evaluation

-       Perform analytical tests using Densitometer, Refractometer, GC, GC-MS, Karl Fischer and etc

-       Perform data entry into SAP system

-       Maintain and carry out calibration for lab instrument

-       Other activities assigned by team lead or manager

Required Skills:

-       Teamwork

-       Able to work in face pace environment

-       Good knowledge in Microsoft Office (Excel, Words)




-       Diploma or NITEC in Chemistry or Food Science

-       1 year working experience in related field

-       Fresh graduates are welcomed to apply


Position type:

1 year contract