19 June 2017

2 Fresher Laboratory Technician Career Jobs - Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Field Supervisor

About US:
Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives mandated to coordinate the elaboration of standards and quality of products and services so as to facilitate fair trade, promote local industries and protect consumers.

About Fuel Marking and Quality Monitoring Program:
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) are undertaking the Fuel Marking and Quality Monitoring Program (FMP) to monitor the importation and trade of petroleum products by preventing adulteration, dilution, contamination and smuggling thereby safeguarding consumers and the environment in addition to enhancing Uganda’s national revenue collections. The program is run as a cooperative arrangement under a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that was signed by the two institutions.

Job Summary: The Laboratory Technician will take part in the chemical analyses of Fuel samples.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Prepare reagents and standard solutions
  • Maintain glassware and equipment in operating conditions and service checks
  • Schedule routine analysis/testing of samples and interprets results to make reports
  • Receive samples and plan for inputs required by the
  • Laboratory to be analysed/tested and produce certificates
  • Develop corrective actions and maintain the Laboratory and report any breakage of equipment to the Head of Laboratory to improve as may be necessary Supervise housekeeping of the laboratory
  • Prepare lists of items to be procured
  • Actively participate in carrying out petroleum quality monitoring activities
  • Provide support in the general maintenance of Petroleum Laboratory equipment
  • Ensure safe custody of petroleum samples
  • Ensure operational safety of the laboratory facilities and equipment
  • Keep the laboratory environment safe, clean and free from hazardous exposure
  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) Laboratory Technician job should hold a Diploma in Biochemistry or Chemistry or Petroleum from a recognized University/Institution
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in a reputable laboratory
  • Knowledge of Business working Environment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High integrity, innovative, creative and self-driven.
  • Age: Between 25 - 30 years.

How to Apply:
All qualified applicants should send their applications together with attached copies of all academic qualifications, detailed CVs with mobile telephone numbers indicated, names and contact details of three referees, to the address below;

The Executive Director,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Plot M217 Nakawa Industrial Area,
P.O. Box 6329, Kampala.

Deadline: 30th June 2017 by 5:00pm

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