Laboratory Technician (Maintenance Equipment) Job Placement – National Drug Authority (NDA)

Organisation: National
Drug Authority (NDA)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to:
Manager Medicines, Manager Medical Devices, Manager LQMS
About US:
The National Drug
Authority (NDA) is an autonomous body which was established by the National
Drug Policy and Authority Act Cap 206 , Laws of Uganda (2000 Edition) to
regulate Human and Veterinary Medicines and other healthcare products. 
NDA’s mandate is to ensure quality, safety and efficacy of human and veterinary
medicines and other healthcare products through the regulation and control of
their production, importation, distribution and use.
Job Summary:  The Laboratory Technician (Maintenance
Equipment) will mainly ensure all laboratory equipment is maintained in good
working condition for use in the quality control testing of samples to be able
to generate accurate and reliable results.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • The job holder will be responsible for the maintenance of
    specialized high-tech equipment such as Condom testing equipment, High
    Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLCs), Gas Chromatography (GC),
    Spectrophotometers, materials testers, HVAC systems and a variety of other
    equipment at the directorate of laboratory services.
  • Development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the
    operation of a wide range of equipment in the department.
  • Prepare user requirement specifications and initiate requisitions for
    the procurement of new equipment / spare parts as required.
  • Assist with the implementation of engineering changes, installation
    and start up of new equipment to ensure efficient operations.
  • Tasked with the maintenance of inventory of all equipment at the
    laboratory and ensuring that equipment logbooks are updated on a daily
  • Initiate and design an annual activity plan for periodical
    calibration / preventative maintenance of all major equipment for
    incorporation in the departmental annual plan.
  • Carry out daily checks (verifiable by records) to ensure that all
    equipment are in excellent working conditions.
  • Carry out daily and periodic calibration of testing equipment as per
    SOPs and promptly record results.
  • Troubleshoot and carry out appropriate minor repairs of equipment,
    where applicable, according to SOP.
  • Carry out operational/ performance qualification of equipment as
    required, in consultation with equipment manufacturers and protocols.
  • Prepare monthly reports on the condition of all equipment in the
    department and advise the Director on the major repairs of equipment that
    may require to be carried out by contractors.
  • Responsible for the retrieval and appropriate storage of obsolete
    equipment and update the head of department when such machinery would be
    due for disposal according to PPDA guidelines.
  • Review general and technical correspondences and queries, and advise
    on the appropriate response to particular situations.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the National Drug Authority (NDA) Laboratory
    Technician (Maintenance Equipment) job must hold a Diploma in either
    Electrical, Mechanical or Instrumentation Engineering.
  • At least two years’ experience in a similar position involving
    maintenance of analytical test equipment from a reputable organization.
  • Must be able to understand and interact with fully automated control
    systems and software applications.
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • High integrity
  • Pays attention to details
  • Must be able to work as a team
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Good communication skills and fluent in English language.
How to Apply:
All candidates
should send a cover letter, copies of your academic qualifications together
with your Curriculum Vitae (CV) indicating three (3) referees of whom one (1)
should be your current or most recent employer. 
Please deliver your application pack in hard copy to National Drug
Authority Office, First Floor, Rumee, Plot 19 Lumumba Avenue Opposite TWED
Plaza, or through post office P.O. BOX 23096, Kampala Uganda.
Deadline: 1st November 2018
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