The Kenya Bureau Of Standards (KEBS) – Assistant Printing Officer.

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Reports to: Assistant Manager, Print Production 
Job Purpose
The job coordinates and ensures document preparation for printing and reproduction; ensure printing quality of standards, publications, documents and stationery for the purpose of facilitating local, regional, and international trade; promoting innovation in Kenyan Industries for the realization of sustainable development goals.
Key Responsibilities / Duties / Tasks
I. Managerial / Supervisory Responsibilities
II. Operational Responsibilities / Tasks
a. Prepare artworks, patchups, makes films and plates to be used on the printing press
b. Reproduce documents used Kenya Bureau of by printing using the lithographic printing press.
c. Ensure safety and security of working tools by keeping them safely in the tool box for future use and
ensure efficiency and production of the machine is maintained
d. Maintains cleanliness of machines and tools by cleaning them after use to safe guard the workmanship
and ensure efficiency
e. Perform minor machine repairs and maintenance to comply with maintenance requirements to reduce
costs incurred while doing repairs by other technicians
f. Ensure machines are serviced on time according to machine service schedule to comply with the
g. Monitor, detects any defects in machines and report to supervisor for further necessary action
h. Dispatch documents to various KEBS offices to ensure continuity and steady supply in the office
i. Perform print finishing operations by cutting, perforating, numbering, binding and trimming of KEBS
documents and books to facilitate provision of KEBS services in various offices and regional offices
while complying with KEBS mandate.
j. Assist in implementation of quality improvement of printed documents provision by implementing and
maintaining ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems. Inspection of materials to be used for printing at
the Stationery Stores.
k. Request and collect printing materials from stationery stores.
l. Maintain machines as per the maintenance schedule.
m. Identify obsolete, idle and unserviceable assets and prepare reports to reduce wastage.
Job Dimensions
I. Financial Responsibility
a) Implement allocated budget
b) Accounting for expenditures
II. Responsibility for Physical Assets
a) Ensures proper storage of standards in both physical and electronic formats
b) Ensures prudent utilization of physical assets (reading space, Furniture, Equipment and printing
machines) in the division
III. Decision Making/Job Influence
a) Operational and
b) Financial decisions.
IV. Working Conditions
a) Works predominantly within the office.
b) Expected travels within and outside the country.
Job Competencies (Knowledge, Experience and Attributes / Skills)
Academic Qualifications
Diploma in Printing Technology or its equivalent from a recognized qualification
Professional Qualifications / Membership to professional bodies
a) Registration with relevant professional bodies:
b) Kenya Library Association
c) Kenya Publishers Association
d) Kenya Institute of Management

Previous relevant work experience required
Functional Skills, Behavioural Competencies/Attributes
a) Offset printing and electronic reproduction skills
b) Printing and bindery skills
c) Analytical skills
d) Health and safety skills
e) Customer service skills
f) Time management skills
g) Problem solving skills
h) Communication skills
i) Team player

How To Apply

Application form including testimonials shall be filled and submitted online via KEBS website on or before 10 September, 2021.All testimonials MUST be saved with applicant’s ID.N0. e.g.20441558_CV.pdf.

The Application should include attachments of;
1. Cover Letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Copies of Academic and Professional certificates
4. Certificate of Good Conduct from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations
5. Tax Compliance certificate from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)
6. Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission Clearance (EACC)
7. Credit Reference Bureau clearance (CRB)
8. Clearance certificate from Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

NB: Any academic certificate from foreign Institutions MUST be accompanied with a recognition certificate from Commissioner of University Education, Kenya.


IMPORTANT NOTICE; Upon successful upload and submission of application,the applicant will receive a system generated email notification that the job application details have been successfully submitted.

Persons with disability and female candidates are encouraged to apply. Academic qualifications of external origin MUST be accompanied with a recognition certificate from relevant body.

All degree applicants for engineering related positions must be Registered as a Graduate Engineer where applicable.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification.




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