Mechanical Technician Jobs – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)

Job Title:        Mechanical

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)

Duty Station: Uganda

About US:

Uganda Electricity
Generation Company Limited (UEGCL) is a Public Limited Liability Company
incorporated in March 2001 under the Companies Act (Cap 110), the Laws of
Uganda and in conformity with the Electricity Act, 1999. UEGCL started
operation on 1st April 2001 and is wholly owned by the Government of the
Republic of Uganda, with the head office located in Kampala. The mandate of
UEGCL is to establish, acquire, maintain and operate electricity generation
facilities as well as promote Research and Development in the Electricity
generation sector while running the company on sound business principals.

Job Summary:    The Mechanical Technician will ensure that
the mechanical elements in the power plant are maintained according to set
maintenance standard and as per the planned maintenance schedules or as instructed
by the supervisor.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for reading and interpreting
    technical assembly drawings, schematics etc. required for repair and
  • Conferring with other technicians and
    personnel of the power plant to implement operating procedures, resolve
    system malfunctions and provide technical information for improvement of
  • Install, test and commission mechanical
    machinery, equipment, systems and processes to meet the requirements of
    the power plant.
  • Apply knowledge of engineering
    principals to design and make changes to installations with a view to
    improving performance or providing a solution to a problem- engineering
  • Investigate equipment failures and
    difficulties to diagnose faulty operations and come up with
    recommendations for maintenance crew.
  • Oversee installation all routine
    maintenance and repairs at the power plant and make reports to the
    maintenance engineer for the planning of long outages and overhauls.
  • Ensuring that safety precautions are
    followed in the place of work.
  • Provides engineering support by
    responding to requests for electrical problems.
  • Complies with codes by adhering to
    requirements; advising senior management on needed actions.
  • Maintains supplies inventory by checking
    Mechanical material stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating
    needed supplies.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

  • The applicant must hold a Higher
    National Technical Diploma in mechanical engineering, production
    engineering, manufacturing engineering or similar.
  • Post graduate certificates in other
    fields of engineering such as mechatronics, automation etc. is an added
  • At least three years of working at a
    power plant, heavy manufacturing Industry, processing plant, a major
    repair workshop or similar work places are needed for this position.
  • Ability to interpret Mechanical
    Engineering Drawings
  • Familiar with installation practice,
    testing and commissioning of field civil instrumentation such strain
    gauges, piezometers etc
  • Excellent knowledge of machines, spare
    parts, operations and maintenance
  • Excellent observation skills
  • Excellent analysis skills
  • A sound knowledge regarding safety
  • Excellent troubleshooting and problem
    solving abilities
  • Good communication and motivation skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Must be highly organized, systematic and
    precise in work
  • Shall be trained and certified in
    operation of Mobile equipment and gantry cranes
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft
  • Basic knowledge of Engineering Standards          

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should address their applications with
copies of certified academic documents, professional qualifications and
detailed Curriculum Vitae indicating two referees and their full addresses to:

The Chief Human
Resource Officer,

Uganda Electricity
Generation Company Limited,

Block C, Plot 6-9,
Victoria Office Park, Okot Close, Bukoto

P.O Box 75831,

Applications should
be submitted electronically as one attachment only in portable documents format
(pdf) indicating the position applied for in the subject line to email address:


  • Only applications on-line will be
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be
  • Shortlisted candidates will be required
    to present original copies of certified academic documents during
  • Applications without authentic academic
    transcripts will not be considered.
  • UEGCL offers equal opportunities for
    both male and female applicants.

Deadline: 19th August 2019.

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