Kericho County Chief Weights and Measures Officer Jobs in Kenya

Kericho County Chief Weights and Measures Officer Jobs in Kenya

Duties and Responsibilities

  • An officer at this level will be responsible for testing and stamping of mechanical and electronic weighing and measuring equipment, and class II mechanical and electronic scales used for pharmaceutical dispensing and Jewellery trade;

  • Collection of data on verified equipment at traders premises, stamping stations and verification office;

  • Sampling pre-package goods for quantitative analysis; and preparing weighing and measuring equipment during trade fairs and public service exhibitions;

  • Testing of meter for water, milk, other liquid food and liquefied gas;

  • Supervising and coordinating verification activities at stamping stations; testing automatic weighing machines, bulk weighers and totalizing machines, bulk meters at oil depots;

  • Carrying out verification of weighing and measuring equipment used by local authorities and other government institutions to ensure accuracy;

  • Carrying out inspections on internal controls by manufactures and measuring systems including software for data processing of measuring results.

  • Conducting prosecution of offences arising from infringement of Weights and Measures Act (Cap.513), the Trade Descriptions Act (Cap505) and regulations made there under;

  • Carrying out bi-annual comparisons of working standards with Secondary Reference Standards; and

  • Developing sampling schemes for checking pre-packages; enforcing the Road Traffic Act(Cap403) on axle load, the Anti-counterfeits Act, 2008 on combating sale of counterfeit goods and the liaison with relevant institutions;

  • Carrying out research in specific areas of legal metrology and consumer protection;

  • Preparing publicity materials for trade fairs and exhibitions;

  • Conducting inspections on wholesale
    and retail trading premises on the use of weighing and measuring equipment;

  • Calibrating prover tanks and maintaining Secondary Reference standards; testing of fabric and area measuring instruments, and all electronic weighing and measuring equipment;

  • Collecting and accounting for Appropriation-in-Aid (A-I-A);

  • Requisitioning workshop tools and verification materials;

  • Delivery lectures at traders’ courses.

    Requirements for Appointment

    For appointment to this grade, an officer must have: -

  • Served as a Senior Weights and Measures Officer for a minimum period of (3) years;

  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Computer science, Law, Legal Metrology, Information Communications Technology, Instrumentations or Engineering (mechanical/ Electrical/Electronics) Micro-processors or equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;

  • Advanced Certificate of the institute of Trade Standards Administration (Kenya);

  • Certificate of membership of Trade Standard Administration (Kenya);

  • Certificate in Computer Applications from a recognized institution; and

  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in performance.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Kericho County Chief Weights and Measures Officer Jobs in Kenya

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