Laboratory Technician job at Hima Cement Ltd

Hima Cement Ltd

Laboratory Technician job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2021 - 2022

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: 20 March 2022

Hiring Organization: Hima Cement Ltd

Job Details:

Hima Cement Ltd. is a subsidiary of Bamburi Cement Ltd. which is a member of the Holcim Group. Holcim is the leading producer of building materials in the world. At Hima Cement, our Vision is "To be the preferred provider of cement and concrete based building solutions in East Africa with a strong focus on customer experience."
Hima Cement works with all actors in the building and construction industry in Uganda – manufacturing and supplying a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects. Whether supplying high-quality cement to a craftsman or helping leading architects explore and deliver creative possibilities, Hima Cement is committed to providing solutions that fit the needs of all its clients.
In order to achieve the above objectives, Hima Cement seeks to recruit a motivated and competent Laboratory Technician as indicated below;
Job Title : Laboratory Technician
Vacancy Code : LTX0122
Reporting line : Quality Control Engineer
Duration : Full time – Contract
Duty Station : Kampala

Job Summary;
The Lab Technician monitors and maintains the quality assurance for all products and quality systems in place. He/She Will support internal and external customers through New Product Development (NPD), innovative customer solutions and customer support.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
• Accurately documents results/observations and maintains paperwork and/or computer databases.
• Ensures that the H&S and housekeeping standards are maintained.
• Performs sample preparation, physical testing and other analysis as per applicable standards.
• Monitors and communicates quality concerns affecting product quality.
• Carries out Primary tests and mechanical tests on Cement specimens presented to him/her (including competitor cements)
• Ensures that all consumables for use in both physical and material Lab are always in place.
• Monitors the sample stores and sorts out unwanted samples regularly.
• Monitors and controls the curing tanks water levels.
• Prepares reports and other technical literature.
• Run lab quality technical standards (LQTS) to cross-check the equipment accuracy using secondary reference standards in order to ensure accuracy and integrity.
• Measures and records the Humidity, Temperature of the curing room tanks and cabinet where Physical analysis is done on a daily basis.
• Ensures that all testing equipment is properly maintained.
• Supports Control room Operations in trouble shooting root causes of deviations while on shift.
• Demonstrates a commitment to communicating, improving and adhering to safety policies in all work environment areas. Promotes a positive safety culture through leading by example.
• Works in the field- as needed.

Required Qualifications skills and attributes
Educational Requirements
• Must have a minimum of a Diploma in Material Engineering, Chemistry, Laboratory Science Technology (Chemistry/Physical) or a related course.
• Knowledge in concrete and cement testing procedures is an added advantage
• Minimum 1 year of experience in construction building materials or a related industry.
• Minimum 1 year of Laboratory experience.
• Knowledge in quality control & assurance
• Proficiency in MS Office applications
• A good command of the English language both written and spoken

Profile & Personal Qualities
• Self-driven, results oriented.
• Able to plan and prioritise
• Comfortable dealing with people and a good listener
• Reliable, tolerant & determined
• Able to work extended hours when required
• Good verbal communication skills
• Flexibility to work anywhere within Uganda is added advantage

Application procedure

Hima Cement will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 21st March 2022 (Email your application and CV to and let’s save the environment).

Key Notes:
• Hima Cement Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
• Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
• Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
• Qualified females are greatly encouraged to apply
• Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
The Human Resource Manager - Corporate
Hima Cement Ltd
Plot 838, Namanve Industrial Area.
P.O Box 7230
Kampala, Uganda

Date Posted: 2022-03-15