2 Fresher Electrical Maintenance Engineer Job Vacancies – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Maintenance
About UEGCL:
Electricity Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the
Companies Act, 2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and
Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and Electricity Act, Cap 145.  UEGCL is wholly owned by the Government of
the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is to – carry on the business of
electric power generation and sale within Uganda or for export to neighbouring
countries; build, operate and maintain Electricity Generation Plants; monitor
the operation and maintenance of its Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira
Power Stations; provide Technical Support as and when required by the
Government of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Development; Implement Flagship Hydropower Plant Projects of Karuma (600MW) and
Isimba (183MW; organize, support, encourage and maintain training facilities in
technical and related fields, amongst others.
Job Summary: The Electrical
Maintenance Engineer will mainly ensure that the Electrical elements in the
power plant run smoothly to generate power. The job holder checks electrical
machines and machine components, tests their efficiency and makes repairs
wherever necessary and suggests improvement to machines for better performance.
The Electrical engineer shall have a wide engineering knowledge base and keep
abreast with the latest developments in the field to enable him/her to evaluate
the condition of electrical machines, diagnosing problems and where possible
propose improvements changes. The incumbent will mentor and supervise the team
of Electrical technicians, electricians and fitters based at site and allot
maintenance responsibilities while making sure that all safety procedures are
adhered to.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Maintain 24/7 Plant power generation operation while
focusing on safe, efficient, reliable maintenance and operation of equipment to
ensure quality power supply to the Grid.
Electronics troubleshooting with objective of
preventive maintenance and Repair of AC and DC Drives, PLC troubleshooting etc.
In charge of planning and execution of the
preventative maintenance programs, initiation of measures to improve the
reliability of the equipment.
The job holder will develop a continuous improvement
culture in the maintenance of the power plant using engineering principles
Keep plant/equipment performance and repair records
to enable quality assessment and work with vendors to source replacement parts
that perform more reliably and at the same time to substitute OEM parts with
more economical options, designing and testing improved parts, updating older
electronics that are no longer supported by manufacturers to improve equipment
Identify need and make proposals for capital
projects including identifying scope, cost, milestones, etc.
Provide hands-on leadership to a team of electrical
Technicians, Electricians and workers under him in all aspects of their work.
Serves as a key resource for safety related issues
with the goal of meeting/exceeding OSHA requirements for a safe workplace.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s degree in
Electrical engineering (light or heavy current), Electronic engineering,
manufacturing process control or related field. Post graduate diplomas and
certificates in other fields of engineering such as Mechatronics, automation
etc. is an added advantage.
Industrial /pupilage engineering training in a
hydropower plant or related field.
Excellent knowledge regarding machines, spare parts,
operations and maintenance
Excellent observation skills
Excellent analytical skills
Broad understanding and knowledge regarding safety
Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving
Ability to work under stress and be on call at any
Good leadership, communication and motivation skills
Ability to work in a team hands on as well as lead
Must be highly organized, systematic and precise in
Good computer skills in related software application
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with copies
of their academic documents and detailed CVs indicating two referees and their
full addresses to:
The Chief
Executive Officer,
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
3rd Floor,
UEDCL Tower,
Plot 37
Nakasero Road,
P.O. Box 75831,
Kampala. Uganda
Or to the
Company’s branch office
Plot 18-20
Faraday Road, Amberley Estate,
P.O. Box 1101,
Jinja Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 6th November,
2015 by 5.00 p.m.

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