4 Entry Level Mechanical Maintenance Technician Job Opportunities – Uganda Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)

Organization: Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL)
Duty Station: Uganda
Reports to: Maintenance
Engineer Mechanical Operations
About UEGCL:
Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd was incorporated in March 2001 under the
Companies Act, 2012 on the basis of the Public Enterprises Reform and
Divestiture Act, Cap 98 and Electricity Act, Cap 145.  UEGCL is wholly owned by the Government of
the Republic of Uganda. UEGCL’s key role is to – carry on the business of
electric power generation and sale within Uganda or for export to neighbouring
countries; build, operate and maintain Electricity Generation Plants; monitor
the operation and maintenance of its Concessioned Assets – Nalubaale and Kiira
Power Stations; provide Technical Support as and when required by the Government
of the Republic of Uganda through the Ministry of Energy and Mineral
Development; Implement Flagship Hydropower Plant Projects of Karuma (600MW) and
Isimba (183MW; organize, support, encourage and maintain training facilities in
technical and related fields, amongst others.
Job Summary: The Mechanical
Maintenance Technicians will ensure that the mechanical elements in the power
plant run smoothly to generate power. The incumbent checks machines and machine
components, tests their efficiency and makes repairs wherever necessary and
suggests improvement of machines for better performance. Large Hydro power
plants are complex systems covering a wide spectrum of engineering from light
to heavy engineering, simple systems such pumps to complex units such as digital
control governors, hydraulic hoists etc. The mechanical Technician will work
under the supervision of the Mechanical Engineer and perform such duties as
evaluate the condition of machines, diagnosing problems and where possible
propose improvements. The job holder will mentor and supervise mechanics and
fitters and allotting maintenance responsibilities while making sure that all
safety procedures are adhered to.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
·        
Responsible to read and interpret technical assembly
drawings, schematics etc. required for repair and maintenance
·        
Conferring with other technicians and personnel of
the power plant to implement operating procedures, resolve system malfunctions
and provide technical information for improvement of maintenance
·        
Work closely with the Central Maintenance team,
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 solutions
·        
Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to
diagnose faulty operations and come up with recommendations for maintenance
crew.
·        
Manage the 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
·        
The incumbent will provides engineering support by
responding to requests for electrical problems.
·        
Complies with codes by adhering to requirements;
advising senior management on needed actions.
·        
Updates and maintains supplies inventory by checking
electrical material stock to determine inventory levels; anticipating needed
supplies;
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience: 
·        
The ideal candidate should hold an HNTD Diploma in
mechanical engineering, production engineering, manufacturing engineering or
similar.
·        
Possession of post graduate certificates in other
fields of engineering such as mechatronics, automation etc. is an added
advantage.
·        
At least three years’ experience at a power plant,
heavy manufacturing industry, processing plant, a major repair workshop or
similar work places are needed for this position
·        
Excellent knowledge of machines, spare parts,
operations and maintenance
·        
Excellent observation skills
·        
Excellent analytical skills
·        
A sound knowledge regarding safety measures
·        
Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving
abilities
·        
Excellent communication and motivation skills
·        
Good team player
·        
Must be highly organized, systematic and precise in
work
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should send their applications with copies
of their academic documents and detailed CVs indicating two referees and their
full addresses to:
The Chief
Executive Officer,
Uganda
Electricity Generation Company Ltd (UEGCL),
3rd Floor,
UEDCL Tower,
Plot 37
Nakasero Road,
P.O. Box 75831,
Kampala. Uganda
Or to the
Company’s branch office
Plot 18-20
Faraday Road, Amberley Estate,
P.O. Box 1101,
Jinja Uganda
Deadline: Friday, 6th
November, 2015 by 5.00 p.m.

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