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:
Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade
Industry and Cooperatives responsible for standardization, Quality Assurance,
Metrology and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objective of facilitating fair
trade, promoting local industries and Consumer protection. The Uganda National
Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade,
Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327 and became
operational in 1989. It is governed by the National Standards Council and
headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day
operation of UNBS.
Job Summary:  The Principal Materials Engineer will serve as
the Head of Materials laboratory
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 applicant for the UNBS Principal Materials Engineer job
    opportunity should hold a Masters’ Degree in Engineering or any other
    related field from a recognized University/Institute
  • Honours degree in Chemistry, Engineering and any other related
  • At least eight years’ 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
  • The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and
    professionalism, Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills and needs
    to be a team player, an excellent communicator with good oral
    communication and presentation skills.
  • 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
  • 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
Deadline: 17th May 2019 by 5:00pm
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