7 Jun 2017

Laboratory Technologist - Kenya Forestry Research Institute Jobs


Duties for the role

  • General operations of the Material Universal Strength Testing Equipment
  • Determination of wood physical and strength properties
  • Collection, preparation, management and safely disposal of wood samples and specimens
  • Determination of moisture and ash content
  • Manage and maintain timber engineering laboratory equipment
  • Train and supervise students on attachment and staff working in laboratory
  • Assist in demonstrations for clients/visitors
  • Assist scientists in data collecting and elementary analysis
  • Keep laboratory Records

Job Requirements 
For appointment to this grade, an officer must have:

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary School Education (KCSE) minimum grade C(Plain) or its equivalent, with minimum C” Plain in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry;
  • Diploma in Applied Physics from recognized institution;
  • A minimum of one (1) year experience in Machine operations particularly Universal strength testing of materials;
  • A quick learner and a team player;
  • Ability to work with data capturing, organizing and analysis computer applications
  • Ability to work under short notices with minimum supervision; and
  • Certificate in computer applications from a recognized institution.

How to Apply 
Interested persons should send their applications and attach their Curriculum Vitae and copies of relevant professional/academic certificates and national identification card.

They should also include their day and evening telephone numbers, e-mail address and names and addresses of three referees to reach the undersigned not later than 5.00 PM on 26th June, 2017.

Envelopes containing the documents should clearly be marked with the position applied for and addressed to:-

The Director/CEO
Kenya Forestry Research Institute
P.O. BOX 20412-00200, City Square,

KEFRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to Diversity and Gender Equality.

Applications without the relevant qualifications, copies of required documents will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.

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