Engineering Assistant Careers at MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS

Organisation: MRC/UVRI
Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Reports to: Senior
Maintenance Engineer
About MRC/ UVRI:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established as a
joint effort between the Uganda Government to United Kingdome Government on the
research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired
Immunodeficiency Syndrome). The Unit is a center of excellence in HIV/AIDS
related research. It conducts large-scale epidemiological and intervention
studies, clinical trials, virological and immunological research and
behavioural studies, and has generated a wealth of research results that have
been used to inform policy and practice, and that have led to a large number of
scientific publications in peer reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary: The Engineering
Assistant will ensure the continued availability and serviceability of HVAC
equipment and liquid nitrogen for the MRC facilities in Entebbe, Masaka,
Kyamulibwa and Kampala while also Providing maintenance support for freezers,
air conditioners, the nitrogen plant and tanks for the MRC laboratories and
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Inspect and keep in good order, the Unit’s
    HVAC installations to ensure their continued availability and serviceability.
  • Monitor the status of the nitrogen plant
    and nitrogen stocks at the MRC Entebbe facility.
  • Monitor the service hours’ status of MRC
    nitrogen plant, air conditioners and freezers.
  • Conducts routine service of freezers,
    water stills, air conditioners and generators in Entebbe.
  • Ensures the safety of the MRC workshop
    facility in Entebbe.
  • Quickly responds to electrical
    installation and HVAC faults reported in Entebbe and the field stations in
    Masaka, Kyamulibwa and Kampala.
  • Ensures that the sample temperature
    monitoring system is operational and produce test-runs weekly.
  • Checks on the operation/working order of
    toilets, doors, windows, fasteners, switches and the general condition of
    all Entebbe MRC buildings. 
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The candidate should possess a diploma in
    refrigeration and air conditioning from a recognised institution.
  • Three or more years of hands-on practical
    experience in a busy industrial setting is required.
  • Proficiency in computer use required.
How to Apply:
All candidates should send their applications including copies of
academic qualifications, curriculum vitae and names plus telephone contact
details of three (3) referees should either be addressed to: The Human
Resources Manager MRC/UVRI Uganda Research Unit on AIDS P. O Box 49 Entebbe,
Uganda or send by email:
NB: Only short listed
candidates will be contacted for interviews
Deadline: 30th August 2013 by
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