9 Legal Metrology Assistant Job Opportunities – Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

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Organisation: Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS)

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Electricity Meter Section In-charge

About US:

Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives responsible for standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Laboratory Testing (SQMT) with the objective of facilitating fair trade, promoting local industries and Consumer protection. The Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327 and became operational in 1989. It is governed by the National Standards Council and headed by the Executive Director who is responsible for the day-to-day operation of UNBS.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Receive and record electricity meter submissions.
  • Prepare the electricity meter for testing
  • Keep the meter store and handling areas clean and tidy.
  • Follow provided steps in the area.
  • Maintain toolbox tools in proper operating conditions.
  • Keep track of seals or stickers utilisation assigned.
  • Clean verification equipment including provers, the rig, hosepipes and tanks.
  • Offload all water from the trucks after verification.
  • Direct trucks to proper packing place before and after verification.
  • Assist in servicing verification equipment.
  • Maintain good custody of tools and equipment used at the rig.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant for the UNBS Legal Metrology Assistant job opportunity should hold a Craft Level III training the Electrical, Mechanical or automotive engineering. 
  • Ability to read and write in English and to read basic engineering drawings or electricity meter connection drawings.
  • Able to handle and operate simple workshop tools such as screwdrivers, spanners and ratchets.
  • Able to regularly lift 15kg of load, to work long periods while standing and move up down.
  • At least one (1) year working experience
  • The successful candidate must be presentable, a person of integrity, with good communication ability, a high level of professionalism and a team player and to work extra time.
  • Age: Between 20 and 30 years

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested persons are encouraged to apply as per the guidance below;

  • Please follow the link thus; Click Here
  • Use your email address as your registration mail
  • Fill in all tabs as per the application as required
  • Attach your updated CV with mobile telephone numbers indicated, copies of academic qualifications and national identity card under the tab for documents
  • Complete your application by clicking ‘submit application’
  • No hand delivered applications will be received


  • Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.
  • UNBS does not request for any payments at any stage of recruitment and review process
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Deadline: 14th October 2019 by 5:00pm

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