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SGS Agronomists, Laboratory Analysts and Vehicle Inspectors 10 Jobs in Kenya

SGS Group is the global leader and innovator in inspection, verification, testing and certification services. Founded in 1878, SGS is recognised as the global benchmark in quality and integrity.

With 59,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 1,000 offices and laboratories around the world.

In order to enhance our operations in Kenya, we are now looking for, proactive, competent, dedicated and results oriented individuals to fill the positions below in our organization.

2 positions

Qualifications & Experience:
  • BSc or MSc Degree in Agriculture with a strong bias in crop protection and soil science.
  • Minimum 5 years experience in Agrochemical Field Trials involving designing and developing experiments. Should have local knowledge of East African crops and soils.
  • Must be conversant with the necessary procedures and protocols including safety and efficacy and have good knowledge of regulatory compliance (GLP / official recognition) that govern official field studies and reporting protocols.
  • Demonstrate detailed understanding of critical phases of field studies (site location, applications, assessments and / or samplings) in accordance with the requirements of the study plan.
  • Knowledge in setting up and managing field trials in a wide variety of crops and conditions, including greenhouses according to stringent technical and quality guidelines – GEP/GLP – is essential.
  • Computer literate - good report writing and data handling skills are required.
  • Must be motivated and enthusiastic, able to work on own initiative and as part of a team when required.
  • Excellent communication skills - able to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders and technical development staff at all levels.
  • Be at least 28 years of age.
  • Possession of a valid driving license and a passport will be an added advantage.
Senior Laboratory Analysts
2 positions

Qualifications & Experience:
  • BSc Degree or HND in Analytical Chemistry /Biochemistry.
  • Minimum 4 years experience in a busy pesticides residues analysis laboratory using high end GC-MS and LC-MS techniques.
  • Demonstrate detailed understanding of modern chromatography techniques and have extensive knowledge of chromatographic sample preparation in food, water and soil matrices.
  • Ability to perform routine Gas & Liquid Chromatography - Mass Spectrometry analyses, as well as perform routine maintenance on instrumentation.
  • Good interpretation of GC-MS /LC-MS data and processing of results. The ability to interpret data for field studies and research work will be essential for these positions.
  • Deliver thorough applications solutions for various samples preparation with GC-MS/ LC-MS and detection methods.
  • Demonstrate clear knowledge of GC-MS/LC-MS Quality Control and acceptance criteria in the laboratory analysis processes.
  • Develop applications and validate data to improve proficiency in testing new and existing samples in support of field studies.
  • Be familiar with local and international test methods for trace elements and residue analysis in environmental work.
  • Have a good understanding of experimental designs and be well-versed in the scientific method of cross data correlation and interpretation techniques.
  • Good knowledge of ISO 17025, ISO 9001:2008, Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) systems and quality control processes with a strong bias in statistical quality control.
  • Good skills in procedure writing, data interpretation and report writing
  • Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be at least 28 years of age.
Vehicle Inspectors
6 positions

Qualifications & Experience:
  • KSCE level with minimum C grade.
  • Diploma in Automotive Engineering from a recognized institution.
  • Must be a licensed vehicle inspector with at least 3 years hands-on experience in vehicle inspection in a busy environment.
  • Posses excellent communication skills and fluent in both English and Kiswahili.
  • Team player with good interpersonal and communication skills with high integrity.
  • Be at least 28 years of age.
If you meet the requirements above and are interested in joining a team of highly professional staff, please submit your application and detailed CV to the below e-mail address to reach us not later than Friday 31st December 2010.

Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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