8 Fresher Shift Assistant Jobs – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Shift Charge
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 Shift Assistants will be responsible for
the switching operations in the Control room and Power plant in accordance with
the Power Plant Operation Guidelines and Regulations. The Operations Shift
Assistant will be responsible for monitoring and recording of plant performance
parameters such as Voltage, Current, dispatched power (Units sent out), power
consumed by the plant auxiliaries etc. He/she shall assist the Shift Charge
Engineer in all aspects of plant operation to ensure delivery of quality power
to the Grid.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
Control of Active and Reactive Power, control of
Voltage, current, generator winding temperature, turbine and generator bearing
temperatures etc.
Responsible for Start, Run, Synchronize, Load,
shutdown of turbine generators as per instructions of the Shift Charge Engineer
The incumbent will monitor plant operation at all
times and incase of System disturbance, normalize the system through safe and
accepted switching procedures.
Regularly monitor and record meter and instrument
readings in the control room and other equipment as required.
Performs all switching that can be done from control
room and instruct the plant attendant if any to carry out switching in the
power house according to his instructions.
Actively monitor and report alarms, trips, faults,
abnormalities as they are picked up by the control room computers or the
station and remote automated signalization instrumentation
The job holder will monitor and record instrument
indications at requisite intervals or as they bring in alarms.
Responsible for the maintenance of control room log
Perform any other assignments as instructed by the
Shift Charge Engineer
Qualifications, Skills and
The Minimum required qualification for this position
is a Higher National Technical Diploma (HNTD) in Electrical, Mechanical or
Electronic engineering or equivalent from a recognized Technical college,
Polytechnic or Institution of higher learning. Successful Applicants will
undergo intensive Training in power plant Operation at various locations prior
to deployment.
Proof of “Excellence” in Industrial Training
from reputable Industry
This is a physically demanding job and applicants
must be physically fit, able to climb several stairs and possibly carry out
several inspection tours of the plant during the shift
Ability to work under extreme pressures and take
instructions quickly and make calm logical decisions
The applicants must be astute with a good IQ level
Excellent communication skills
Must be highly organized, systematic and precise in
Strong computer skills in spreadsheet and some of
the Microsoft Office
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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