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Medical Engineering Technician Job in Kisumu Kenya


“The Walter Reed Project”

Medical Engineering Technician

Open Date: 11/03/2011

Closing Date:25/03/2011

No. of Positions: 1

Location: Kisumu

Vacancy No: 004/2011

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 Ordinary Diploma or ( Certificate + considerable experience) from a recognized medical training institution in Medical Engineering
  • 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 25th March, 2011 to: -

Human Resource Manager,
“The Walter Reed Project
P.O. Box 54-40100, Kisumu;

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

No phone calls please.

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