Buildings Services Technician UK Non-profit Jobs – Medical Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI

Organization: Medical
Research Council (MRC) UK / UVRI 
Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda
Reports to: Senior
Maintenance Engineer
Position Code: BST818
About US:
The MRC/UVRI Uganda
Virus Research Unit on AIDS was established following a request in 1988 from
the Uganda Government to the British Government for collaboration on the
research of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) infection and AIDS (Acquired
Immunodeficiency. 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 that have led to a large number of scientific
publications in peer reviewed journals over time.
Job Summary:  The Buildings Services Technician will be
responsible for conducting maintenance and replacement of faulty parts for all
plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, across the unit field stations and
making sure works that need attention are identified and attended to in a
timely manner for the smooth running on the Unit Operations. They will be
expected to travel regularly between the field stations to maintain the
condition of all buildings.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Maintain an inventory of building service installations of the unit
    and checks regular maintenance schedules
  • Carry out scheduled building inspections and monitoring the
    organizational facilities are in good working conditions Prepare and
    present inspection reports on any malfunctions on a regular basis.
  • Ensure all building service and fittings are functional and in good
  • Arrange/carry out repairs and maintenance of all building services
  • Supervises and also carries out minor welding and fabrication works.
  • Carries out minor carpentry and joinery works to including roof
    leaks, furniture, etc.
  • Ensures plumbing fittings across the unit are functional and also
    any repairs are attended to in a timely manner
  • Helps in troubleshooting electrical related problems, testing
    circuits, changing bulbs Etc. and any other installations that need
    attention with the help of the Electrical Engineer.
  • Ensures quality fitting and metal work installations including any
    repairs at the unit.
  • Assist project manager, Electrical Engineer and HVAC Technician with
    fitting out mauls, piping, and drawing / laying of conductors/cables.
  • Carry out minor paint works on walls, wood and metal surfaces as and
    whenever required.
  • Responsible for all consumables requisitioned for maintenance works.
  • Attend to and supervise contractors who may be carrying out work
    during weekends or after working hours.
  • Participate in the estates on call schedule to respond to
    emergencies in the cold chain and power, water supply.
  • Fits door locks, light fittings and planes/hangs doors, replaces
    faulty locks
  • General Painting, fixing of notice boards
  • Carry out installation of fixtures and fittings

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant for the Medical Research Council (MRC) UK /
    UVRI) Buildings Services Technician job placement must hold a craftsmanship
    certificate from a recognized Technical institution.
  • Vocational Training, apprenticeship or previous experience as a
    chargehand is an added advantage.
  • At least 10 years’ experience in a busy manufacturing, institution,
    or hospital setting
  • Should have basic computer skills with ability to use Microsoft
    computer packages like excel, word etc.
  • Must have good English oral and writing skills.
  • Personal Integrity
  • Emotional Resourcefulness
  • Ability to Learn
  • Forward Thinking
  • Reliability
  • Openness to Others
  • Independence
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Proactivity
  • Results Orientation
  • Thoroughness
  • Concern for Excellence
  • Flexibility Towards Others
  • Service Orientation
  • Development Orientation
How to Apply:
The candidates
should send their application letters, curriculum vitae including names, email
addresses and telephone contact details of three (3) referees, plus copies of
academic qualifications should be e-mailed to
NB: Please quote the following position code in the subject line of the email:
BST818. Please also fill the following online form accordingly after submitting
the application documents on the e-mail above. 
Click Here
Address to:
The Human Resource
and Administration Manager
Uganda Research Unit
P.O. Box, 49
NB: Only
shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. Note that academic
qualifications will be subjected to verification by the issuing
institutions. Please note that the Unit became part of the London School
of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine effective 1st February 2018.
Deadline: 7th September 2018
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