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Laboratory Technician job at Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA)

About the Organization

The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA) is a government agency that was established by an Act of Parliament - UCDA Act, 1991 - which was amended in 1994, Cap. 325, and repealed and replaced by the National Coffee Act No. 17 of 2021.

The Authority is governed by a Board of Directors which oversees the conduct of business and supervision of the UCDA management. The UCDA management is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Authority.

Job Description

Provide support in all laboratory activities as need arises and ensure that the laboratory is in order.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Prepare laboratory equipment for grading, cupping, sensory tasting and analysis;

  • Roasting and grinding of coffees as per set standards;

  • Keep proper custody of equipment, chemicals and reagents in line with the Standard Operating Procedures;

  • Carry out analysis of coffee samples, soil samples and other coffee-related products

  • Prepare requisitions for laboratory materials, chemicals and equipment in line with established guidelines;

  • Ensure that the laboratory is safe and everything therein;

  • Carry out any other duties as assigned from time to time.

Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • The ideal candidate must have;

  • Bachelor of Science in Laboratory Science Management or related field from a recognized university;

  • Certificate in Basic Quality Control or coffee roasting will be an added advantage.

  • Three (3) years working experience in working experience in a food related laboratory / government lab, or relevant field.

EXPECTED PERSONAL COMPETENCES AND SKILLS

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Paying attention to detail

  • Time management skills

  • Ability to work under pressure.

How to Apply

APPLICATION FOR THIS POSITION MUST BE DONE ONLINE:
Are you interested? Click the "APPLY" button below to submit your application.

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