Mechanical Technician

at Uganda Electricity Generation Company Limited (UEGCL)
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 7, 2019
Category Science & Engineering
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

JOB TITLE: MECHANICAL
TECHNICIAN
WORK CENTER: KARUMA HPP
SUPERVISOR/MANAGER TITLE:
MECHANICAL ENGINEER
DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS
Job Summary: Description of the purpose of the job
To 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 Responsibilities: Brief description of duties or the responsibilities for the job
1. Responsible for reading and interpreting technical assembly drawings, schematics etc.
required for repair and maintenance.
2. 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.
3. Install, test and commission mechanical machinery, equipment, systems and
processes to meet the requirements of the power plant.
4. 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

Skills

• 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 measures
• 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

Experience Requirements

A minimum of 3 years working at a power plant, heavy manufacturing Industry, processing plant, a
major repair workshop or similar work places are needed for this position.
• Shall be trained and certified in operation of Mobile equipment and gantry cranes
• Proficiency in AutoCAD and Microsoft applications
• Basic knowledge of Engineering Standards

Education Requirements

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 advantage
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