Principal Materials Engineer Job Placement – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Organisation: Uganda
National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: Manager
Testing Department
About US:
The Ministry of
Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) and the Uganda National Bureau of
Standards (UNBS) are under taking the Fuel Marking and Quality Monitoring
Program (FMP) to monitor the importation and trade of Petroleum of 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
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Develop and monitor strategies and procedures for implementing
    analytical testing of laboratory samples for conformity Assessment in the
    Materials Laboratory and release timely and accurate test results in line
    with the laboratory objectives.
  • Initiate and review new test methods and procedures and recommend
    their adoption based on validation records
  • Analyze sample data and laboratory test results in order to
    determine causes of problems to rule out internal systems related causes
    and advise on appropriate solutions.
  • Develop training programs and ensure that new recruits and trainees
    are dully trained to handle the laboratory work, equipment and processes
    as expected.
  • Arrange for intra and inter laboratory testing whenever needed
  • Coordinate activities of the laboratory to ensure that it acquires
    and or maintains the requirements for accreditation consistently.
  • Develop annual, quarterly and monthly work plans and budget of all
    activities within the Materials laboratory and verify accuracy of all
    analytical work and test reports.
  • Monitor staff performance and make corrective recommendations to
    improve the quality of the laboratory activities and increase conformance
    to the approved standards
  • Participate in technical committee meetings for purposes of
    standards formulation.
  • Carry out internal audits of the Laboratory and spearhead the
    implementation of audit recommendations.
  • Prepare annual, quarterly and monthly reports for the activities
    handled by the laboratory
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate should preferably hold a Masters’ Degree in
    Engineering or any other related field from a recognized
  • Honours degree in Chemistry, Engineering and any other related
  • At least eight years of related work experience
  • Certificate in Investigations and prosecution
  • Hands-on supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and
    deliver results efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Must be computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
    and the Internet application
  • Age: Between 30
    and 45 years
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply as per the guidance
  • Please follow the link thus; Click Here
  • Use your email address as your registration mail
  • Fill in all tabs as per the application as required
  • Attach your updated CV with mobile telephone numbers indicated,
    copies of academic qualifications and national identity card under the tab
    for documents
  • Complete your application by clicking ‘submit application’
  • No hand delivered applications will be received
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • UNBS does not request for any payments at any stage of recruitment
    and review process
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
Deadline: 8th February 2019 by 5:00pm
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