2 Engineering Technician - Mechanical Job Placements - Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)


Organisation: Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)
Project Name: Soroti Fruit factory (SOFTE)
Duty Station:  Uganda
Reports to: Assistant Manager Technical Services/Maintenance Engineer

About Us:
Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) has been revived as an investment arm through which Government will invest in strategic Sectors of the economy in partnership with the private sector to trigger industrial and economic development of the country. The mandate of UDC is to promote and facilitate the industrial and economic development of Uganda. The Government of Uganda received a grant from The Korean Government through Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) to facilitate construction of a Fruit Processing factory. The factory is to be run under UDC as a subsidiary- Soroti Fruits Limited (SOFTE). The company will produce ready to drink juice and concentrates from Ugandan produced fruits notably Oranges and Mangoes.

Job Summary: The Engineering Technicians –Mechanical will provide first line maintenance, fault finding and root cause analysis and ensures maximum availability of equipment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Perform assigned maintenance activities including assessments
  • Prioritize Jobs to maximize product quality and plant availability (break-in jobs)
  • Request for permission to stop plant/ process and time required to attend to the process after formal negotiations with relevant customers and supervisor.
  • Provide timely feedback to supervisor on deviations to schedule and on work to be completed.
  • Isolate Plant/ process as per relevant procedures.
  • Carry out maintenance and repairs according to acceptable engineering standards.
  • Hand over to customer for approval all Plant/ equipment/ process commissioned after maintenance works
  • Document and give feedback on all Information collected to Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Conduct shift handovers according to the standard procedure in place.
  • Communicate to other shifts all line and equipment specific problems and outstanding work.
  • Ensure efficiency of line is met as per equipment rated speed.
  • Attend maintenance meetings when on shift or on instruction by supervisor.
  • Attend and contribute to all business management systems activities
  • Provide support for the implementation of autonomous maintenance through involvement with the coaching of production staff.
  • Identify and action unsafe conditions & work practices as per the standard maintenance procedures
  • Use, handle and dispose off as per procedures all Hazardous substances.
  • Report & action all Health & Safety incidents are as per procedures.
  • Adhere to all housekeeping standards.
  • Maintain all work areas clean and organized at all times
  • Contribute to the development of SOP's
  • Perform any other activities that may be assigned by the supervisor


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The applicant must hold an Ordinary Diploma in Mechanical Engineering.
  • Higher Diploma in Mechanical Engineering is an added advantage.
  • Five years working experience in a hands-on industry set up, FMCG industry is preferred.
  • Awareness of factory safety & health regulations
  • Age: Below 45 years

How to Apply:
All candidates are strongly encouraged to send their applications accompanied with detailed curriculum vitae, copies of academic transcripts and certificates, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees should be addressed to:

The Executive Director,
Uganda Development Corporation,
Floor 5, Soliz House,
Plot 23 Lumumba Avenue,
P. O. Box 7042 Kampala, Uganda

Email to: hr@udc.go.ug

Deadline: 4th April 2018

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