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Jinja, Uganda



November 16, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Kiira Motors Corporation is a State Enterprise established to champion value addition in the nascent Motor Vehicle Industry in Uganda through Technology Transfer, Contract Manufacturing and Supply Chain Localization. This strategic intervention is poised to contribute to the industrialization agenda envisaged to aid the transformation of Uganda into an upper middle-income economy by 2040. Kiira Motors Corporation is developing long-term technology partnership(s) to build core capabilities to Develop, Make, and Sell motor vehicles and components in Africa on a Mission to build a better Uganda through Automotive Technology. The Strategic Technology Partnership(s) are premised on 4+1 pillars of People, Plant, Products, Mobility Infrastructure and Policy founded on strategies developed and shaped by the realities and characteristics of the target market in Uganda and Africa. The sustainability of the KMC operations is premised on optimal utilisation of infrastructure, facilities and resources seasoned with relevant application of Industry 4.0+ tools and technologies within the context of a circular economy. The Shareholders of Kiira Motors Corporation are: The Government of the Republic of Uganda represented by the Ministry responsible for Science, Technology and Innovation, Office of the President (96%) and Makerere University (4%).

Job Title

Plant Operators III (Paint Shop) job at Kiira Motors Corporation

Job Description

The Plant Operator III (Paint Shop) works on the surface of motor vehicles and restores vehicle finishes, including removing exterior trim and hardware, matching colours and mixing paints, and preparing surfaces for painting.

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Functions:

  • Prepare vehicles for painting, mask off parts of the car that are not to be painted, mix and apply paint, select and mix the correct colour, and ensure that the finish is smooth and even.

  • Use appropriate tools for spraying, brushing, or rolling paint onto the body of the vehicle, and to the interior and exterior trim. The car painter must ensure that the paint matches existing colors and is applied in a neat and uniform manner

  • Maintain a clean, uncluttered and safe work environment observing and practicing high standards of health, safety and environment.

  • Lead, mentor, develop, coach, train and appraise subordinates and peers to help them be successful in their roles and to progress in their skills and abilities.

  • Develop and implement Monthly Work Plans necessary for executing the above duties and responsibilities and Performance Reports detailing all vehicle painting aspects of the company.

  • Any other duties assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Qualifications and Competencies

Minimum Academic Qualifications

  • Uganda Vocational Qualification Framework Level II in Automotive Painting or Related Field from a recognized Institution.

  • Uganda Certificate of Education and/or Uganda Advanced Certificate of Education

Minimum Experience

  • The applicant should have General Working Experience of at least Three (3) years. The applicant should have served a Vehicle Painter for at least Two (2) years.

Core Competencies

  • Cleaning, Grinding, Masking Skills,

  • Conventional and Compact Painting, Corrosion Coatings, Full Body Corrosion Wax Process, Paint Process Ovens, Paint Repair Process.

  • Ability to mix and match different paint colours accurately.

  • Interpretation of Technical and Engineering Documentation

  • Knowledge of Paint Application Techniques

Behavioural Competencies

  • Complete Tasks within Set Budgets, Timeframes and Standards

  • Good Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • Ability to take Initiative and Good Decision-Making Skills

  • Troubleshooting skills with Attention to Detail

  • Ability to Learn and Acquire New and Relevant Skills

  • Duty of Care while Operating within the terms of Company policies and procedures

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