4 Fresher Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Jobs – 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 Mechanical Maintenance Engineer will ensure
that the mechanical elements in the power plant run smoothly to generate
power.  He / she checks machines and
machine components, tests their efficiency and makes repairs wherever necessary
and suggests improvement of machines for better performance. Large Hydro power
plants are complex systems covering a wide spectrum of engineering from light
to heavy engineering, simple systems such pumps to complex units such as
digital control governors, hydraulic hoists etc. The mechanical 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
machines, diagnosing problems and where possible propose improvements. The
incumbent will supervise mechanics and fitters and allotting maintenance
responsibilities while making sure that all safety procedures are adhered to.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Responsible for the reading and interpretation of
blueprints, technical drawings, schematics and computer generated reports
Conferring with other engineers and personnel of the
power plant to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions and
provide technical information for improvement of maintenance
In charge of researching and analyzing design
proposals, specifications, manuals and other data to evaluate the feasibility,
cost and maintainability and applicability of such proposals.
Specifying system components or proposing
modifications to plant designs while ensuring conformance with engineering
design and performance specifications of the power plant
Work in liaison with the Central Maintenance team,
Install, test and commission mechanical machinery, equipment, systems and
processes to meet the requirements of the power plant.
Apply knowledge of engineering principals to design,
evaluate and make changes to installations with a view to improving performance
or providing a solution to a problem- engineering solutions
Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to
diagnose faulty operations and come up with recommendations for maintenance
Support drafters in developing the structural design
changes in the plant using Computer- assisted design/drafting equipment and
Manage the installations of mechanical plant and
equipment, oversees all routine maintenance and repairs at the power plant and
makes reports to the Central Maintenance Management for the planning of long
outages and overhauls
Keeping records of all maintenance and repair works
carried out by the on-site maintenance team and ensuring that routine
maintenance schedules are followed
Ensuring that safety precautions are followed in the
place of work
Mentoring and training entry level maintenance
Complies with codes by adhering to requirements;
advising senior management on needed actions.
Maintains supplies inventory by checking mechanical
material stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating needed supplies;
Enhances facilities services and organization
reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests;
exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Qualifications, Skills and
The applicants should hold Bachelor’s degrees in
mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or
similar. Post graduate diplomas and certificates in other fields of engineering
such as mechatronics, automation etc. is an added advantage.    
Related industrial/pupil engineering training in
hydropower plants or related industry.
Excellent knowledge regarding machines, spare parts,
operations and maintenance
Excellent observation skills
Excellent analytical skills
Broad working knowledge regarding safety measures
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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