Uganda National Bureau of Standards - Principal Materials Engineer Jobs

Uganda National Bureau of Standards - Principal Materials Engineer Jobs

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of
Trade Industry and Cooperatives responsible for standardization, Quality Assurance,
Metrology and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objective of facilitating fair trade,
promoting local industries and Consumer protection.

UNBS is looking for highly motivated candidates, result-oriented and qualified professionals with integrity for employment on a three-year renewable contract depending on satisfactory performance to fill the posts below;

  • Principal Materials Engineer (1 Position)

    Reporting to the Manager Testing Department, the successful candidate shall be the Head
    of Materials laboratory and shall be required to perform the following duties;

  • Develop and monitor strategies and procedures for implementing analytical testing
    of laboratory samples for conformity Assessment in the Materials Laboratory and
    release timely and accurate test results in line with the laboratory objectives.
  • Initiate and review new test methods and procedures and recommend their adoption
    based on validation records
  • Analyze sample data and laboratory test results in order to determine causes of
    problems to rule out internal systems related causes and advise on appropriate
  • Develop training programs and ensure that new recruits and trainees are dully
    trained to handle the laboratory work, equipment and processes as expected.
  • Arrange for intra and inter laboratory testing whenever needed
  • Coordinate activities of the laboratory to ensure that it acquires and or maintains
    the requirements for accreditation consistently.
  • Develop annual, quarterly and monthly work plans and budget of all activities
    within the Materials laboratory and verify accuracy of all analytical work and test
  • Monitor staff performance and make corrective recommendations to improve the
    quality of the laboratory activities and increase conformance to the approved
  • Participate in technical committee meetings for purposes of standards formulation.
  • Carry out internal audits of the Laboratory and spearhead the implementation of
    audit recommendations.
  • Prepare annual,
    quarterly and monthly reports for the activities handled by the

  • Should possess a Masters’ Degree in Engineering or any other related field from a
    recognized University/Institute
  • Honours degree in Chemistry, Engineering and any other related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience
  • Certificate in Investigations and prosecution
  • Hands-on supervisory competencies with capacity to multi-task and deliver results
    efficiently with minimal supervision
  • Must be computer literate with skills in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the
    Internet application
  • Age: Between 30 and 45 years

    The successful candidate must have a high level of integrity and professionalism,
    Communication, Teamwork and Analytical skills and needs to be a team player, an
    excellent communicator with good oral communication and presentation skills.

    How to Apply

  • Interested persons with the requirements are encouraged to apply online
  • Use your email address for registration
  • Fill in all tabs as per the application as required
  • Attach your updated CV with mobile telephone numbers indicated, copies of
    academic qualifications and national identity card under the tab for documents
  • Complete your application by clicking ‘submit application’
  • No hand delivered applications will be received
  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • UNBS does not request for any payments at any stage of recruitment and review
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Apply by 17th May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Uganda National Bureau of Standards - Principal Materials Engineer Jobs

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