Mechanical Engineer Job Careers – Soroti Fruits Limited (SOFTE)

Organisation: Soroti
Fruits Limited (SOFTE)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to:
Assistant Manager Technical Services
About US:
Soroti Fruits
Limited (SOFTE) is a fruit processing plant and a subsidiary of Uganda
Development Corporation (UDC). The company will also produce ready to drink
fruit juice as well as concentrates from Ugandan produced fruits notably
Oranges, Mangoes and Pineapples.
Job Summary:
The Mechanical Engineer will be designing new Systems and processes for the
introduction of new machines and for the improvement of existing ones
undertakes scheduled and breakdown maintenance of manufacturing equipment or
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Diagnose breakdown problems and provide solutions where applicable
  • Generate specialist procurement of fixtures, fittings or components:
  • Controlling maintenance tools, stores and equipment monitoring and
    controlling maintenance costs
  • Deal with emergency and unplanned equipment breakdown and repairs.
  • Take lead in the repairing and equipment maintenance
  • Supervise, mentor, motivate and guide technical services staff
  • Ensure compliance to all health and safety regulations
  • Manage equipment stocks and supplies
  • Responsible for developing and directing maintenance programs for
    all mechanical equipment
  • Investigate equipment failures, attend to remind work orders, and
    ensure reduced downtime.
  • Supervise and assign specific repair and maintenance tasks to
    mechanical i technicians.
  • Prepare and submit periodical reports about ongoing repair and
    maintenance i activities.
  • Inspect work for satisfactory completion
  • Manage mechanical engineering inventory and ensure that adequate
    quantities of spares are always available.
  • Conduct on the job training for subordinate staff, monitor their
    performance and working standards.
  • Uphold and enforce health and safety precautions in adherence to the
    company’s SHEQ policy

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical
  • Post Graduate qualifications in a related field is an added
  • Three years of factory machine maintenance experience from a
    food/fruits processing/FMCG factory
  • Ability to positively deliver under pressure
  • Good verbal, written communication skills, staff mentoring and
    supervisory skills
  • Adequate IT and Analytical skills
  • Dynamic knowledge and understanding of engineering practices in an
    FMCG factory
  • Ability to troubleshoot equipment failures in a short period
  • Ability to apply knowledge of standards, methods, and procedures in
    a work place
  • Problem solving and decision making skills
  • Team work and good interpersonal skills
  • Adequate IT and analytical skills
How to Apply:
accompanied with detailed curriculum Vitae, copies of academic transcripts and
certificates, telephone contact, names and addresses of three referees should
be addressed to
The Chief Executive
Soroti Fruits
Plot 1-4, Pineapple
Road, Soros Industrial & Business Park, Arapai,
P.O.Box 154, Soroti.
Email to: 
Deadline: 22nd March 2019
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