Rural Electrification Authority Senior Wood Scientist Jobs in Kenya

Rural Electrification Authority Senior Wood Scientist Jobs in Kenya


Job specification

Duties and Responsibilities at this level will entail:-

  • Distribute test reports as may be necessary.

  • Maintain test results as may be necessary; and

  • Avail correct test results for the tests conducted;

  • Study of factors degrading wood and determine the methods of treatment;

  • Maintain samples collected as may be required to yield correct test results and test history;

  • Carry out quality tests of wood poles being delivered to the corporation to ensure conformity to standards;

  • Formulating, updating and maintaining technical specifications for poles for use in the electricity distribution function;

  • Apply test processes as required during testing of various materials;

  • Carry out chemical analysis of wood, quantitative chemical wood analysis, and wood preservation;

  • Collect samples for the relevant wood tests;

  • Advise on wood samples preservation techniques that should be applicable in the wood testing laboratories;

  • Advise of wood preservation technologies that should be applicable from time to time;

  • Advise and review the testing equipment’s necessary for wood testing;

  • Advise on establishment of an appropriate Wood Laboratory for the corporation;

  • Formulate, maintain and update procedures to be consistent with current trends in timber preservation and testing;

  • Formulate policy framework on wood poles testing;

    Person Specifications

    For appointment to this grade, a candidate must have:-

  • A minimum of four (4) years’ relevant experience;

  • Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: forestry, wood science and technology or related disciplines from a recognized institution;

  • Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: forestry, wood science and technology or related disciplines from a recognized institution;

  • Membership to a relevant professional body in good standing;

  • Proficiency in Computer Applications;

  • Certificate in supervisory course lasting not less two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;

  • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;

  • Proficiency in computer applications; and

  • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Rural Electrification Authority Senior Wood Scientist Jobs in Kenya


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