Fresher Mechanical Engineer Careers - Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)

Job Title:     Mechanical Engineer
Organisation: Monitor Publications Limited (MPL)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Technical Manager

About MPL:
Monitor Publications Limited (MPL),  a Nation Media Group Company is Uganda's most influential media house, operating The Daily Monitor, Saturday Monitor and Sunday Monitor newspapers, 93.3KFM, 90.4 Dembe FM, Nation Couriers and the Monitor Business Directory.

Job Summary: The Mechanical Engineer will be tasked with the maintenance of the press and auxiliary equipment in the plant, install and commission new equipment and supervise service level providers.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·         Plans production maintenance for weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, half-yearly and yearly maintenance tasks
·         Ensures that all the tasks specified by the planner are carried out on due dates in accordance with the approved procedures
·         Supervises service level providers to carry out proper maintenance on equipment when due
·         Attends to breakdowns promptly during production and solves problems within the shortest time possible
·         The incumbent installs and commissions new equipment including hardware and software
·         Counter checks the work assigned to Plant Technician to ensure thoroughness
·         Recommends to the Production Manager the spare parts to be ordered
·         Conducts monthly stock-taking of mechanical spares
·         Ensures the use of quality work practices

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
·         The applicant should preferably hold a University Degree in Mechanical Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized institution. Engineer registration board certificate is an added advantage
·         A minimum of two years’ relevant experience
·         Strong drive for results
·         Good problem solving skills
·         Ability to follow through and close issues
·         Good planning and organization skills
·         Willing to work long hours

How to Apply:
All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send their applications, detailed CVs and academic documents with daytime telephone number via E-mail to:

NB: Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Deadline: 4th November 2016

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