Kenya Bureau of Standards Mechanical Engineering Technicians Jobs

Kenya Bureau of Standards Mechanical Engineering Technicians Jobs


Job Purpose

  • The job performs operations under supervision for purposes of linking Secondary Measurements standards to Primary standards in the division to the International System of Units (SI), in order to facilitate local, regional and international trade; promote scientific discovery and innovation for Kenya and regional industries for the
    realization of Kenya Vision 2030, Sustainable Development Goals and African Union Agenda 2063; ensuring health and safety of consumers and protection of the environment.

    Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks

    Operational Responsibilities / Tasks

  • Calibrates and maintains measurement standards, reference materials and reference techniques; which are used to calibrate industrial and scientific equipment to ensure accuracy and linkage to the International System of Units (SI);

  • Ensures safety during movement of measurement standards, equipment and customers’ calibrated
    equipment in and out of KEBS premises;

  • Implements the quality management system based on international standards for the purpose of ensuring efficiency, effectiveness and enhancement of international recognition;

  • Implements strategies for income generation;

  • Performs inter-laboratory comparisons and proficiency testing schemes for purposes of achieving international equivalence and recognition;

  • Requests for provision of resources material and physical needs for effective delivery of
    measurement services;

  • Develops technical specifications for procurement requirements;

  • Executes sequence of testing and calibration program for instruments and equipment according to
    blueprints, schematics, technical manuals, and other specifications.

  • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance of standards equipment and client equipment to ensure
    conformance to calibration and maintenance, and safety procedures;

  • Monitors and maintains calibration environmental conditions;

  • Set up measuring equipment and special purpose lab equipment, aimed at testing and calibrating equipment;

  • Perform basic instrument troubleshooting activities.

  • Inspect systems to ensure that all parts are properly working and that any calibration issues are handled in a profound manner.

  • Create and maintain the inventory of parts and tools, communicating low stock situations to the supervisor.

  • Organize service schedules.

    Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic Qualifications

  • Diploma in Engineering or Physics or Technology or Instrumentation.

  • Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies.

  • Registration with relevant professional bodies:

  • Kenya Engineering Technology Registration Board or

  • Kenya Medical Laboratory Technicians and Technologist Board.

    Functional Skills, Behaviour Competencies /Attributes

  • Measurement skills.

  • Information, communication and technology skills.

  • Time management skills.

  • Communication skills.

  • Customer care management skills.

  • Interpersonal skills.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Kenya Bureau of Standards Mechanical Engineering Technicians Jobs



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