Production Assistant III

at Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute
Location Nairobi, Kenya
Date Posted February 14, 2023
Category Administration
Job Type Full-time
Currency KES


Job Ref: KVVPI/ PA/003/01/2022 – (One post)

Directly reports to Senior Production Assistant

Job Purpose

The job holder prepares and maintains conducive work environment in the laboratories as per the GMP, ISO Biosecurity and Biosafety stands thus facilitating efficient and effective production of vaccines by production officers

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Collecting used laboratory apparatus and equipment from various laboratories an assemblage to the decontamination unit
  2. Cleaning and preparation of laboratory apparatus for sterilization process in autoclaves and hot air ovens
  3. Participating in the weighing of media components, media preparation and sterilization
  4. Collecting and selecting of eggs used in vaccine production
  5. Decontaminating of used glassware, laboratory clothes, laboratory wastes to kill the biological contaminants
  6. Reporting to senior production assistant on stock levels for cleaning materials and detergents
  7. Cleaning and disinfection of surfaces and the lab floors
  8. Disposing laboratory wastes in safe and healthy manner
  9. Undertaking laundry services and providing clean personal protective wear (lab coats and uniforms) to the laboratory personnel
  10. Issuing of personal protective wear (lab coats, dust coat, overall, clean room wear and uniform) from Laundry unit
  11. Assisting in capping, filling and labelling of finished products
  12. Filing of daily laboratory records;
  13. Performing shift and 'on-call' as directed

Academic and Professional Qualification

A two year course in applied science or medical or Biological Laboratory Technician certificate from a recognized institution

Skills and Knowledge

  1. Knowledge of GLP and Safety procedures.
  2. Good housekeeping skills
  3. Computer literate.
  4. Be a team player

Applying Instructions

üApplication should be accompanied with copies of relevant academic and professional certificates, testimonials, national Identity card or passport and other relevant supporting documents, a detailed curriculum vitae stating current position remuneration, emails or other contact details (names, email addresses and mobile phones numbers) of three (3) referees familiar with your qualifications and work experience

Shortlisted candidates will be required to satisfy the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 and submit among other documents the following: –

  1. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
  2. Clearance Certificate from the Higher Education Loans Board
  3. Tax Compliance Certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority
  4. Clearance from Ethics and Anti–Corruption Commission
  5. Report from the Approved Credit Reference Bureau

Interested applicants should submit ten (10) copies of their application and attachments which should be marked “Application for the position of Ref. No. ……………………

All applications should be addressed to:

Chief Executive Officer
Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute
P O Box 53260 – 00200

Postal and Hand deliveries of the applications will be accepted.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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