Chief Technician Job in Kenya

Department of Mechanical, Production & Energy Engineering – Chief Technician Scale 12

Duties and Responsibilities

An officer at this level will be responsible for:

Organizing, directing, coordinating and administering teaching and research activities;

Designing laboratory/workshop safety procedures for staff and students;

Development of alternative laboratory/workshop methods and techniques in order to cope with changing technology;

Coordinating the production of Laboratory manuals by members of staff in the department;

Compiling of laboratory equipment and supplies;

Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate practicals;

Supervision of technical staff in the department;

Planning, designing and developing teaching and research activities in liaison with the Chair of Department;

Providing professional support to improve and manage the consultancy services undertaken in the laboratories;

Identifying the training needs for technical staff in liaison with the Chair of Department;

designing and structuring training sessions in laboratory safety to ensure good laboratory practice;

Performing inspection of all laboratories to ensure they conform te acceptable standards; and

Performing any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.


For appointment to this grade, an officer must:-

Have Master’s degree in relevant discipline or its equivalent from a recognized university;

Have computer skills in relevant packages;

Have served in the grade of Senior Technician or in a comparable and relevant position for at least three (3) years;

Be registered by the relevant professional body; and

Have shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results,

How to Apply

Interested applicants should forward ten (10) copies of application package, including updated curriculum vitae, giving details of the applicant’s age, marital status, academic and professional qualifications, working experience, present post and salary, telephone contact, email address, names and addresses of three referees plus copies of certificates and testimonials. The reference number of the position applied should be clearly indicated on both application letter and the envelope.

Applications should be addressed to:-
Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics, Research, Extension & Student Affairs)

Moi University

P.O. Box 3900-30100


So as to reach him not later than Tuesday 13th June, 2023 at 5:00 p.m. Applicants are advised to contact their referees and request them to send their letters of reference to the above address. The referees should write and send their recommendations under sealed envelopes within three (3) weeks from the date of this advertisement. For those employment, applications should be channelled through Chairs of Departments.


Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and any canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification;

This advertisement is STRICTLY meant for Members of Staff i.e. employees of Moi University with personal numbers;

Applications from external candidates shall neither be acknowledged nor processed;

Moi University is an equal opportunity employer and, therefore, applicants of both gender and persons with disability are encouraged to apply.