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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Mechanical Engineer Job at Soroti Fruits Limited - Career Opportunity in Uganda

Vacancy title:
Mechanical Engineer

Jobs at:

Soroti Fruits Limited

Deadline of this Job:
Friday 22nd March 2019
Duty Station:
Soroti , Uganda , East Africa , 00256 , UG

Date Posted: 8th March 2019 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed , Employment Type: Full_Time , Currency: UGX , Value: 1500000 , Minimum: 1050000 , Maximum: 4500000 , Period: MONTH
SOROTI FRUITS LIMITED (SOFTE) is a fruit processing plant and a subsidiary of Uganda Development Corporation (UDC). The company islo produce ready to drink fruit juice as well as concentrates from Ugandan produced fruits notably Oranges, Mangoes and Pineapples. SOFTEtherefore invites applications from stable candidates to the vacant position below
2. Job Title & Number of Vacancies: Mechanical Engineer
Reports to: Assistant Manager Technical Services
Duty Station: Soroti
Job Summary
Designing new Systems and processes for the introduction of new machines and for the improvement ofisting ones undertakes scheduled and breakdown maintenance of manufacturing equipment or plants
Main Duties
• 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 stal 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 downlime.
• 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, monkor their performance and i working standards.
• Uphold and enforce health and safety precautions in adherence to the company's SHEQ policy
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
• Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering
• Post Graduate qualifications in a related field is an added advantage
• 3 years factory machine maintenance experience from a food/fruits processing/FMCG factory
• Ability to positively deliver under pressure
• Good vertal, 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

Job application procedure
Applications 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 Officer,
Soroti Fruits Limited,
Plot 1-4, Pineapple Road, Soros Industrial & Business Park, Arapai,
P.O.Box 154, Soroti.
Online Applications:
Deadline for receipt of applications: Friday 22nd March 2019