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  • Posted: Jul 4, 2022
    Deadline: Jul 21, 2022
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  • The Kenya BioVax Institute is a State Corporation tasked with the mandate of manufacturing, packaging and commercialization of specialized Health Products and Technologies (HPTs) that include vaccines, therapeutics and other biomedical products.
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    Principal Engineer, Engineering

    Job Purpose:

    Coordinate and manage maintenance of Electrical, Mechanical and refrigeration systems and machines of the Institute.

    Requirements:

    • At least eight (8) years relevant work experience three (3) of which should have been at supervisory level in the public or private sector; 
    • Bachelor Degree in any of the following fields: Mechanical, Mechatronic, Chemical & Processing, Electrical & Electronics, Biomedical Engineering or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution;
    • Master’s degree in any of the following field: Engineering, Business Administration or its equivalent qualification from a recognized institution; 
    • Management course lasting less than four (4) weeks from a recognized institution;
    •  Professional membership to the Engineers Board of Kenya (EBK) or Institution of Engineers of Kenya (IEK); 
    • Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results; and 
    • Proficiency in computer applications; 
    • Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six (6) of the Constitution.

    Job Specification

    Key competencies and skill 

    • Analytical skills; 
    • Good communication skills; 
    • Strategic and innovative thinking; 
    • Interpersonal skills; 
    • Management skills; 
    • Problem solving skill; 
    • Team building; 
    • Adaptability; 
    • Accountability; 
    • Integrity and professionalism; and 
    • Results-driven. 

    Key Duties & Responsibilities

    • Coordinate the planning and execution of HPT and biomedical processing schedules; 
    • Coordinate plant, equipment, and machinery optimization programs; 
    • Initiate and undertake process improvement projects; 
    • Ensure compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Act 2007 (OSHA) and Environmental management requirements; 
    • Collaborate with Production, Marketing, and Quality Assurance in the bioproduction and packaging operations to ensure timely delivery of quality products; Develop stock management programs; 
    • Facilitate preparation and submission of periodic reports; 
    • Undertake formulation of Bill of Quantities, terms of reference, machines specification and verification of the quality of supplies;
    • Plan and supervise plant/machinery maintenance and ensure obsolete equipment and machines are identified and recommended for disposal; 
    • Contact equipment manufacturers and vendors for information for service provision; 
    • Ensure weighing scale/bridges and equipment calibration; 
    • Coordinating projects/repairs with contractors and other in-house support team; 
    • Monitor stocking levels of spares and consumables; 
    • Advise on key issues that impact processing and engineering; 
    • Coordinate implementation of new technologies; and 
    • Participate in departmental budget preparation.

      Terms of Service

     The successful applicant will be appointed on permanent and pensionable terms.

    Method of Application

    Applicants are notified of the following:

    • Detailed job description requirements, and how to apply are available on https://recruitment.biovax.go.ke and at www.health.go.ke
    • All applications MUST be received on or before 21st July, 2022 by 5.00 pm East African Time.
    • The Kenya Biovax is an equal opportunity employer, Persons with disability, female, marginalized and minorities are encouraged to apply.
    • There are No fees charged.
    • Canvassing for any kind will result in disqualification of the candidate. 
    • In case of any further clarification or inquiries about the advertised positions, 
    • please do not hesitate to reach out on: Email address: [email protected]
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    Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    Interested and qualified? Go to The Kenya BioVax Institute on recruitment.biovax.go.ke to apply

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