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Wood Scientist

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

  1. Bachelors degree in any of the following disciplines: Forestry, wood science and technology or related disciplines from a recognized institution;
  2. Proficiency in computer applications; and
  3. Fulfilled the requirements of Chapter Six of the Constitution.

Responsibilities

  1. Distributing test reports as may be necessary.
  2. Maintaining test results as may be necessary; and
  3. Availing correct test results for the tests conducted;
  4. Studying of factors degrading wood and determine the methods of treatment;
  5. Maintaining samples collected as may be required to yield correct test results and test history;
  6. Carrying 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. Applying test processes as required during testing of various materials;
  9. Carrying out chemical analysis of wood, quantitative chemical wood analysis, and wood preservation;
  10. Collecting samples for the relevant wood tests;
  11. Advising on wood samples preservation techniques that should be applicable in the wood testing laboratories;
  12. Advising of wood preservation technologies that should be applicable from time to time;
  13. Advising and review the testing equipment’s necessary for wood testing;

Job Requirements

Required education: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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