Facilities Engineer (Electrical) Non-profit Jobs – Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI)

Organisation: Infectious
Diseases Institute (IDI)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Team Leader,
Sub-Granting
About US:
The Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an international non-profit
organization which is a partnership of infectious diseases and public health
specialists. The overall objective of the IDI is to strengthen health systems
with strong emphasis on Infectious Diseases, through Research and Capacity
Development. IDI has five operational areas through which it works to achieve
its mission: Prevention, Care and Treatment; Training, Research and Laboratory
services (provided through a partnership with the Makerere University – John
Hopkins University Core Lab) and Outreach.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities:  
  • Tasked with the identification for the
    need of laboratory Equipment and Furniture requirements; support the
    projects in evaluation and identification of suitable laboratory
    equipment.
  • Supervise and certify installation and
    commissioning of laboratory equipment and furniture by external
    contractors at the facilities.
  • Keenly monitor performance of laboratory
    equipment and furniture
  • Plan and conduct electrical maintenance
    and installation of electrical equipment/s in the facilities.
  • Plan, coordinate and carrying out repair
    works for equipment in the facilities
  • Tasked with routine troubleshooting and
    diagnosis of faults in the system and reporting to the facilities Engineer
  • In charge of monitoring the health of
    facilities’ system including but not limited to Power systems, Generators,
    Air- conditioning, and Refrigeration.
  • Conducting scheduled preventive
    maintenance for the Equipment at the facilities.
  • Mentor and supervise a team of technicians
  • Draft correspondences and prepare reports,
    statistics, tables, charts, and other documents related to building and
    equipment/systems maintenance activities including security strengthening
    activities. Advise supervisor, on status of project works.
  • Coordinate with security and IT on
    inspections related to CCTV surveillance equipment.
  • Develop an equipment and systems
    monitor/plan to maintenance and carryout periodic electrical audits on
    facilities.
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the Infectious
    Diseases Institute (IDI) Facilities Engineer (Electrical) should
    preferably hold an Honors degree in Bio-Medical Engineering / Mechanical
    /Electrical engineering from a recognized University/Institution.
  • A minimum of four years of professional
    experience in maintenance of laboratory equipment including installation
    and commissioning of large equipment in a reputable organization with a
    similar setting to Infectious Diseases Institute
  • Extensive knowledge in preparation of
    specifications for laboratory equipment and furniture is desirable.
  • Broad knowledge and ability to assess,
    specify, install and maintain solar infrastructure.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and ability to
    diagnosis and repair cold-chain equipment and Air conditioners is highly
    desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal, management skills
  • A high degree of integrity
  • Ability to work with complex teams
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and
    meet tight deadlines with minimum supervision
How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested persons may apply through e-mail
or hand-deliver their application letter with a detailed CV, naming at least
two referees, to:
The Manager, Human Resources,
Infectious Diseases Institute,
Makerere University P.O. Box 22418, Kampala.
E-mail to: hr@idi.co.ug
Deadline:  28th April 2017
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