KEBS Agriculturists - Bachelor's Entry Level Graduate Jobs in Kenya

KEBS Agriculturists - Bachelor's Entry Level Graduate Jobs in Kenya


Job Purpose

  • The job is responsible for testing of samples in laboratory and onsite inspection using    specialized measurement techniques and equipment /tools/instruments to check compliance to existing standards, company supplied methods and laboratory developed test methods in line with the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025

    Key Responsibilities/ Duties / Tasks

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Performs sampling and preparation of samples for analysis as specified in test methods protocols and requirements of international standards

  • Conducts chemical, biological, and engineering measurement/testing for standards development, product conformity assessment, product certification and industry applications to ascertain product characteristics and conformance to legal, statutory, and contractual requirements

  • Provides input in preparation of test reports/certificates by entering obtained test results in the Laboratory Information Management System

  • Performs tests on intra-laboratory comparisons organized in the division as a quality assurance and control measure to ensure validity of results.

  • Performs scheduled in-house maintenance, calibration and intermediate checks and monitoring
    on assigned equipment in order to maintain accuracy of measurements.

  • Prepares and standardizes solutions, materials and reagents used in laboratory

  • Maintains laboratory Quality System by carrying out assigned corrections and corrective actions arising from internal and external audits and assessments.

  • Provides data for use in performing calculations on specific contributors to overall uncertainties based on identified budget

  • Implements individual training programs as approved by laboratory management to ensure
    systematic personal development and delivery of testing services.

  • Maintains laboratory safety standards by adhering to occupational health and safety policies with reference to testing of products and materials to meet the requirement of occupational health safety standard

  • Receives samples and documents predetermined details, maintain a trail of sample
    status within
    the laboratory

  • Takes part in internal and external quality systems assessments and audits

  • Prepares and submits individual weekly and monthly performance reports outlining
    the extent of adherence to set targets and plans

    Job Dimensions:

    Responsibility for Physical Assets

  • Responsible for assigned physical assets in the laboratory section/unit including equipment and standards estimated at KES 3 Million

    Decision Making / Job Influence

  • Makes decisions using standard operating procedures

    Working Conditions

  • Works occasionally in the office and predominantly within in the laboratory with exposure to chemical, electrical, mechanical, radiation and biological hazards;

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic qualifications

  • Diploma/Higher Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering

    Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies

  • ISO/IEC 17025 Implementation certification

  • Personnel certification in Non-destructive testing

    Functional Skills, Behavioral Competencies /Attributes:

  • Sample preparation techniques

  • Basic statistics (mean, standard deviation, variance) to calculate and interpret data and conduct statistical analysis.

  • Laboratory quality management system (ISO 17025).

  • Chemical spill clean-up procedures and hazard management plan.

  • Safety procedures and ability to store and handle chemicals safely.

  • IT skills.

  • Interpersonal skills.

  • Communication Skills.

  • Integrity.

  • Report writing skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; KEBS Agriculturists - Bachelor's Entry Level Graduate Jobs in Kenya


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