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Friday, June 16, 2017

2 Laboratory Technicians Job at Uganda National Bureau of Standards( UNBS ) - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
2 Laboratory Technicians

Jobs at:
Uganda National Bureau of Standards ( UNBS )

Deadline of this Job:
5.00pm, 30th June 2017

Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda

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Job details:
The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) a 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.
The program is currently looking for suitable and qualified candidates to fill the following available post.
2 Laboratory Technicians
Laboratory Technician. Reports to the Field Supervisor, and performs the following duties and responsibilities:
MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB
The main purpose of the job is to participate in chemical analysis of Fuel samples.
MAIN 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
  • Participate in carrying out petroleum quality monitoring activities Assist in 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
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time

QUALIFICATIONS AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Possession of a Diploma in Biochemistry or Chemistry or Petroleum from a recognized University/Institution
  •  Working experience of at least two (2) years in a reputable laboratory
  • Knowledge of Business working Environment

KEY COMPETENCIES
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • High integrity, innovative, creative and self-driven.
    Age: Between 25 and 3Oyears.
The job specifications and desired competencies can be found on the UNBS website: www.unbs.go.ug
Job application procedure
Interested persons with the above requirements may submit their applications together with attached copies of all academic qualifications, copies of valid identity cards and detailed CVs with mobile telephone numbers indicated, to the address below in person or by courier latest 5.00pm, 30th June 2017.
The Executive Director,
Uganda National Bureau of Standards,
Plot M217 Nakawa Industrial Area,
P.O Box 6329,
KAMPALA.