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Senior Wood Scientist

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

  1. A minimum of four (4) years’ relevant experience;
  2. Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: forestry, wood science and technology or related disciplines from a recognized institution;
  3. Masters degree in any of the following disciplines: forestry, wood science and technology or related disciplines from a recognized institution;
  4. Membership to a relevant professional body in good standing;
  5. Proficiency in Computer Applications;
  6. Certificate in supervisory course lasting not less two (2) weeks from a recognized institution;
  7. Shown merit and ability as reflected in work performance and results;
  8. Proficiency in computer applications; and
  9. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Responsibilities

  1. Distribute test reports as may be necessary.
  2. Maintain test results as may be necessary; and
  3. Avail correct test results for the tests conducted;
  4. Study of factors degrading wood and determine the methods of treatment;
  5. Maintain samples collected as may be required to yield correct test results and test history;
  6. Carry out quality tests of wood poles being delivered to the corporation to ensure conformity to standards;
  7. Formulating, updating and maintaining technical specifications for poles for use in the electricity distribution function;
  8. Apply test processes as required during testing of various materials;
  9. Carry out chemical analysis of wood, quantitative chemical wood analysis,  and wood preservation;
  10. Collect samples for the relevant wood tests;
  11. Advise on wood samples preservation techniques that should be applicable in the wood testing laboratories;
  12. Advise of wood preservation technologies that should be applicable from time to time;
  13. Advise and review the testing equipment’s necessary for wood testing;
  14. Advise on establishment of an appropriate Wood Laboratory for the corporation;
  15. Formulate, maintain and update procedures to be consistent with current trends in timber preservation and testing;
  16. Formulate policy framework on wood poles testing;

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 3 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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