Job vacancy at KEFRI for Chemical Engineer in Kenya September 2013

Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI) is a State Corporation established in 1986 with obligation to undertake forest research, generate and promote improved technologies for sustainable management, conservation and development of forest and allied natural resources.
The Institute wishes to recruit dynamic, result-oriented and self driven persons to fill the vacant position below:
Chemical Engineer 

JG: RF 9

1 Position
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Carry out multi-disciplinary research in industrial and allied technologies, research projects;
  • Design chemical plant and equipment configuration.
  • Perform laboratory studies in the manufacture of new products and test proposed formulation processes in small scale operation (pilot plant).
  • Carry out feasibility studies on production processes.
  • Determine most effective arrangement of operations, such as mixing, crushing, heat transfer, distillation, and drying
  • Conduct research to develop new and improved chemical manufacturing processes.
  • Design, install and commission new production plants, including monitoring developments and troubleshooting.
  • Design measurement and control systems for chemical plants based on data collected in laboratory experiments and in pilot plant operations.
  • Ensure there are safety issues related to the project operator, the environment, the processes and the products at all stages.
  • Undertake extraction and processing of herbal and other natural products.
Requirements for Appointment
  • Master’s Degree in Chemical engineering or related Degree from a recognised institution.
  • Have at least 3 years proven experience in a research institution.
  • Computer Literacy
 How to Apply
Applications with detailed CV, current remuneration, copies of certificates and day time telephone contact should be sent to the following address:
The Director
Kenya Forestry Research Institute (KEFRI)
P.O. Box 20412-00200
Nairobi
All applications should be received on or before Friday 27th September, 2013.
Kindly note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
KEFRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
KEFRI is ISO 14001:2004 Certified



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