Equipment Maintenance Officer Job Careers – National Drug Authority

Job Title:       Equipment Maintenance Officer
National Drug Authority
Duty Station:
Kampala, Uganda
Reports to:
Manager Medical Devices
Direct reports:
Lab Assistants and Technicians
Salary scale:
About US:
The National Drug
Authority is a government-owned organisation in Uganda, mandated to regulate
drugs in the country, including their manufacture, importation, distribution,
and licensing
Job Summary: To
play an integral role in developing and maintaining a system to effectively
manage highly specialized laboratory equipment. This system will cover the equipment
throughout its lifecycle from installation, qualification, to managing
preventative maintenance and calibrations, and overseeing unplanned maintenance
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·       Establish a system for tracking and trending
planned and unplanned equipment maintenance activities.
·       Rapidly responds to unplanned maintenance
activities and performs or oversees required servicing.
·       Responsible for preventive maintenance to
ensure schedules are maintained, planned and performed in a timely manner.
·       Evaluates the need for external contracting
arrangements with vendors/manufacturers.
·       Recommends, Implements and Evaluates
laboratory equipment maintenance policies, procedures, methods and standards to
increase overall reliability and uptime of laboratory equipment.
·       Maintains an up to-date library of required
service manuals and technical update sheets.
·       Ensures equipment is maintained cost
effectively and in accordance with the manufacturers recommended practice and
that equipment under warranty is managed so as not to invalidate the
manufacturer’s warranty.
·       Prepare monthly reports on the condition of
all equipment in the department and advise on the required equipment repairs
that may require to be carried out by contractors.
·       Provide advice on any cost saving ideas and
recommendations involved in the maintenance operation.
·       Shall be responsible for the retrieval and
appropriate storage of obsolete equipment pending due disposal processes.
·       Participate in the development of Standard
Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the operation of a wide range of equipment in
the directorate.
·       Prepare specifications and initiate
requisitions for the procurement of new equipment / replacement of spare parts
as required

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s
degree in any of the following: Mechanical, Electrical, IT, Electronic and Instrumentation
Engineering, Biomedical Engineering.
·       Good understanding of International (ISO
17025 & WHO GPPQCL) and national Norms, Standards and practices as they
relate to drug regulation, laboratory testing and calibration
·       Awareness of Health & Safety policies and
laboratory safety rules
·       Demonstrated success managing equipment in a
laboratory environment with high volume, high quality laboratory processes
·       Basic knowledge of laboratory equipment
including automated systems
·       Demonstrates the highest level of ethics and
·       Ability to work independently and demonstrate
a high degree of personal & professional initiative
·       Problem solving ability – able to develop
creative, practical solutions that meet business objectives
·       Excellent time management skills; able to
manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously
How to Apply:
All interested
candidates Please submit a cover letter, copies of your academic qualifications
together with your Curriculum Vitae (CV)
The Secretary to the
Authority, National Drug Authority,
Plot 19, Rumee
Towers, Lumumba Avenue,
P. O. Box 23096
Kampala, Uganda
Deadline: 9th July 2020 at 17:00pm
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