Kenya Bureau of Standards Microbiology/Applied Biology Technician Jobs

Kenya Bureau of Standards Microbiology/Applied Biology Technician Jobs


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 Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)

    Academic qualifications

  • Diploma/Higher Diploma in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

    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; Kenya Bureau of Standards Microbiology/Applied Biology Technician Jobs



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