Assistant Manager Technical Services/ Maintenance Engineer Job Placement - Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)

Organisation: Uganda Development Corporation (UDC)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Manager Production & Technical Services

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. One of the current projects UDC is implementing is the Soroti Fruit factory. Construction of the factory is now nearing completion.

Job Summary: The Assistant Manager Technical Services/ Maintenance Engineer will be in charge of designing new systems and processes for the introduction of new machines or for the improvement of existing ones, undertake scheduled and breakdown maintenance of manufacturing equipment or plants.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • In charge of the plant maintenance team
  • In charge of designing equipment maintenance and calibration strategies, procedures and methods.
  • Planning and undertaking scheduled maintenance
  • Diagnosing breakdown problems and provide solutions where applicable
  • Work closely with the assistant manager production in conducting on the spot quality assurance systems inspections and audit.
  • Take lead in the repairing and equipment maintenance.
  • Generate specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components; controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment; monitoring and controlling maintenance costs
  • Dealing with emergency and unplanned equipment breakdown and repairs
  • Writing maintenance strategies to help with installation and commissioning guidelines.
  • Supervising, mentoring, motivating and guiding of technical services staff
  • Draw and managing approved budgets under the technical services department
  • Ensuring compliance to staff health and safety regulations
  • Creating maintenance procedures
  • Responsible for managing equipment stocks and supplies

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Possession of Post Graduate qualifications in a related field is an added advantage
  • At least five years of factory/machine maintenance experience from a food/fruits processing/FMCG factory
  • Ability to positively deliver under pressure
  • Excellent verbal, written communication skills, staff mentoring and supervisory skills
  • Team work
  • Good leadership skills
  • Adequate IT and Analytical skills

How to Apply:
All candidates should 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 Human Resource & Administration Manager
Uganda Development Corporation
Floor 5, Soliz House
Plot 23 Lumumba Avenue
P. O. Box 7042 Kampala. Uganda

Deadline: 8th July 2016

NB: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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