KEMRI / USAMRU Medical Engineering Technician Jobs in Kisumu Kenya 2013


USA Medical Research Unit
Kenya Medical Research Institute
Medical Engineering Technician
Open Date: 19/12/2012
Closing Date:3/01/2013
No. of Positions: 1
Location: Kisumu
Vacancy No: 006/2012
Position Description: Maintain all laboratory and clinical equipment at multiple sites in Kenya, to meet national and international standards, including repairs, installation, calibration, and routine maintenance needs.
Key Requirements and Responsibilities:
  • Must be a holder of a Higher Diploma in Medical Engineering from a recognized medical training institution
  • Must be registered with AMEK (Association of Medical Engineering of Kenya)
  • Minimum three years experience with ultra-low freezers and other medical equipment/systems
  • Technical experience in a research unit or hospital set-up
  • Specific knowledge and experience in the maintenance of flow cytometer machine
  • Must be able to carry out planned preventive maintenance, calibration, liaising with the manufactures for routine maintenance, trouble shooting and assisting new users of the flow cytometer machines.
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Laboratory Practice (GCLP)
  • Competency in general medical maintenance
Skills & Abilities:
  • Understand the general operation, function, application, and safety requirements of health care equipments and systems; ability to diagnose technical faults and carry out repairs
  • Ability to interpret electrical and electronic circuits
  • Work accurately under time constraints and pressure
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to plan and organize work, develop worksheets and keep records
  • Flexibility in accepting work assignments outside normal working hours
  • Basic computer skills
Terms of Employment: Yearly contracts, renewable as per KEMRI scheme of service; Probation period for the first 3 months.
Applications should include the following:
  • Letter of Application (INDICATE VACANCY NUMBER)
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with Contact telephone number and e-mail address
  • Three letters of reference with contact telephone numbers and e-mail addresses
  • Copies of Certificates and Transcripts
Applications are due no later than 3rd January, 2013 to: - 
Human Resource Manager, 
“The Walter Reed Project”
P.O. Box 54-40100,
Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
No phone calls please.

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