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  • Posted: Jan 31, 2023
    Deadline: Feb 24, 2023
  • The Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) has remained the premier government agency for the provision of Standards, Metrology and Conformity Assessment (SMCA) services since its inception in 1974. Over that period its main activities have grown from the development of standards and quality control for a limited number of locally made products in the 1970s to the...
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    Assistant Technician, Testing Laboratory- Agriculture (3 Posts)

    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 

    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

    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

    Method of Application

    Please visit the careers page on KEBS website: for detailed job profile/description and instruction on how to apply.
    Interested and qualified candidates applications should be submitted either SOFTCOPY to or HARDCOPY sent by post or hand delivered to KEBS HQ office addressed to the address below, indicating VACANCY NAME on the envelope on or before 24th February, 2023 at 17:00 HRs, EAT enclosing/attach Cover letter, a detailed CV with full details on education background, professional qualifications and relevant experience together with copies of Testimonials, Academic Certificates and National Identification Card.

    The Managing Director, Kenya Bureau of Standards
    Popo Road, Off Mombasa Road,
    P.O. Box 54974 - 00200 NAIROBI.


    • KEBS DOES NOT charge any fee in the recruitment process.
    • Persons with disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply.
    • Academic Qualifications of external origin MUST be accompanied with a recognition and equation certificate from the relevant body in Kenya.
    • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
    • All degree applicants for engineering related qualifications must be Registered as Graduate Engineers.
    • The applicants must comply with Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution of Kenya

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