Engineering Jobs – Assistant Machine Operator at Adrikos

Job Title:  Assistant Machine Operator

Organization: Adrikos
Duty Station: Lungujja, Cosovo, Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Engineer
About US:
Adrikos has been in
existence for over 40 years. It is our mission to produce high quality Ugandan
products, made in Uganda, for Ugandans. We pursue excellence in ourselves,
services and products with an aim to give you Quality at a budget price.
Through creation of jobs and leveraging technology we are improving lives and
also contributing to the economic development and growth of our home country.
It is the passion and the fearless pursuit of a dream by the founders to grow this
company into Uganda’s leading distillery.
Job Summary: The Assistant Machine Operator will set up machines and perform testing
procedures to ensure that machines work optimally during the production
procedures. He / she will also maintain, clean machines and Feed information
akin to speed, shapes and sizes through the machine set up box. The incumbent will
calibrate machines at the beginning of each shift and Recalibrate machines at
the end of each shift then monitor and troubleshoot problems during machine
operation to ensure that machines are producing quality products by managing
periodic checks on output
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
  • Ensure
    stocks of needed materials are ready and available at all times.
  • Create
    and maintain activity logs
  • Provide
    relevant information regarding progress to supervisors.
  • Observe
    machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged
    products to standards.
  • Adjust
    machine components and machine tension and pressure according to size or
    processing angle of product.
  • Tend
    or operate machine that packages product.
  • Remove
    finished packaged items from machine and separate rejected items.
  • Regulate
    machine flow, speed, or temperature.
  • Stop
    or reset machines when malfunctions occur, clear machine jams, and report
    malfunctions to a supervisor.
  • Secure
    finished packaged items by hand tying, sewing, gluing, stapling, or
    attaching fastener.
  • Stock
    and sort product for packaging or filling machine operation, and replenish
    packaging supplies, such as wrapping paper, plastic sheet, boxes, cartons,
    glue, ink, or labels.
  • Inspect
    and remove defective products and packaging material.
  • Clean
    and remove damaged or otherwise inferior materials to prepare raw products
    for processing.
  • Sort,
    grade, weigh, and inspect products, verifying and adjusting product weight
    or measurement to meet specifications.
  • Clean,
    oil, and make minor adjustments or repairs to machinery and equipment,
    such as opening valves or setting guides.
  • Actively
    monitor the production line, watching for problems such as pile-ups, jams,
    or glue that isn’t sticking properly.
  • Stack
    finished packaged items, or wrap protective material around each item and
    pack theons or containers.
  • Start
    machine by engaging controls.
  • Count
    and record finished and rejected packaged items.
  • Package
    the product in the form in which it will be sent out, for example, filling
    bags with flour from a chute or spout.
  • Supply
    materials to spindles, conveyors, hoppers, or other feeding devices and
    unload packaged product.
  • Attach
    identification labels to finished packaged items, or cut stencils and
    stencil information on containers, such as lot numbers or shipping
  • Clean
    packaging containers, line and pad crates, and/or assemble cartons to
    prepare for product packing.
  • Perform
    any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    applicant should hold a Diploma or its equivalent in mechanical
  • At
    least three years’ experience in a busy organization in the same industry
  • High
    degree of integrity
  • Concern
    for quality and order
  • Team
    work and co-operation
  • High
    confidentiality levels
  • Excellent
    people skills
  • Customer
    care skills
  • Self
How to Apply:  
If you feel that you are
the right candidate for this position, please post your updated CV at  and copy
Please quote the position
you are applying for in the subject line.
Deadline: 10th March 2015.
NB: Please note
that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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