Quality Productivity Engineer Job Careers – Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)

Organization: Ministry
of Gender Labour and Social Development (MGLSD)
Project: Green
Jobs and Fair Labour Market Programme
Duty Station: Kampala,
Reports to: National
Programme Coordinator
About US:
Following Cabinet
approval of Green Jobs and Fair Labour Market Programme and further directive
on the Pilot of Songhai Model on a Government Land in December 2016. The
Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has kick-started the
implementation of the Programme. The programme is aimed at creation of green
and decent employment, enhancement labour productivity, and reduction of
poverty reduction. The programme targets both educated and uneducated women and
youth. Overall, the programme contributes to reduction of the high levels of
unemployment among educated and uneducated through: –
  • Promotion of workplace re-skilling and skilling for educated and
  • Promotion of resource efficiency and social safeguards at
  • Enhancement for the productivity of workers and enterprises
Job Summary:   The Quality Productivity Engineer will lead
the design and implementation of informal sector support and establishment of
industrial business shelter with common user facilities pillars/components under
the programme.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Establish Industrial business shelters (common-user facilities) for
    Mechanical, Metal Fabrication and Welding; Electrical; Woodwork and
    Carpentry; Art, Design, Leatherworks, Textile & Tailoring; Plumbing
    & Construction; Agro processing; Information, Communication and
    Technology; Automobile Assembling, maintenance and repairs; Cosmetology;
    and Creative Arts with skilling facilities in Kampala and other urban
    areas across the country. Each Shelter will house a workplace skilling
    facility and Master Craftsmen or Experienced Trainers in different trades.
    The shelters will also be equipped with utilities like water, ICT, power,
    stores, sanitary conveniences, restaurants, workplace health promotion
    areas among others
  • Develop statement of requirements for modern state of art
    equipment/plant and tools for installation and management in the
    industrial business shelters as well as development and implementation of
    the maintenance plan
  • Develop business start-up tools kits list of requirements for
    informal sector businesses and develop a maintenance plan
  • Work with Skills Development and Employability team to design and
    implement Training Programmes for informal sector businesses
  • Develop a Public Private Partnership arrangements for the management
    industrial business shelters
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend changes or improvements in
    operational process, procedures, and equipment and provide analysis to
    support these changes;
  • Perform process validation and maintains necessary documentation;
  • Assist users of equipment and tools in understanding and
    establishing baseline performance and work standards for products and
    services produced in the shelter;
  • Develop cost comparisons of alternate processes, parts, tooling,
    equipment, or systems within Operations;
  • Performing cost studies, economic comparisons, and justification
    analysis through lowering the cost of production by eliminating wastes in
    both manpower and materials;
  • Undertake research, develop and implement cost reduction programs;
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement by reviewing
    production processes and tooling to identify and implement processes that
    will reduce cycle times, process variation, defects, set up times, lead
    times, inventory or costs;
  • Reviewing developments in machinery and manufacturing        techniques that will sustain
    effective and lasting change.
  • Support the establishment of integrated production system using the
    Songai Model.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant must hold an honours Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical
    Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering or related
    disciplines from recognized university.
  • Five years’ experience in any machine oriented background or
    industrial production processing is a must
  • Master’s Degree in the same field is an added advantage.
  • Ability to design, develop, implement
    and improve integrated systems that included people, materials,
    information, equipment and cost.
  • Capable of performing root cause
    analysis to determine cause and solutions to various technical
    manufacturing issues.
  • Product costing knowledge and ability to
    identify opportunities for cost reduction.
  • This position requires and intermediate to
    advanced skill level with CAD software or any software dealing with plant
    layouts and process flow mapping; Design Skills, Project Management,
    Manufacturing Methods and Procedures, Process Improvement, Technical
    Understanding, Documentation Skills, Safety Management and Supervision
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested persons should deliver their applications to:
Ministry of Gender,
Labour and Social Development Headquarters (Security Registry)
2nd Floor,
Plot. 2, Simbamanyo House, George Street,
P.O. Box 7136,
Kampala, Uganda.
Deadline: 12th October 2018 by 3:00pm
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