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Kampala, Uganda



March 5, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Kakira Sugar Limited (KSL) is one of the oldest sugar milling companies in Uganda and the flagship enterprise of the Madhvani Group. Established by Muljibhai Prabhudas Madhvani (14th May 1894 – 11th July 1958), the company was first set up in 1930, with the capacity to crush 150 tonnes of cane per day.

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Job Title

Engineer – Mechanical (Assets) job at kakira Sugar

Job Description

Site Mechanical Maintenance – Covering all site Mechanical aspects and equipment, blending, packaging and facility equipment and machinery. Decide on temporary remedial measures and modification on Mechanical systems to sustain production while arrangements for permanent solution are being made

Duties and Responsibilities

  • General Management & Responsibilities:

  • Fully maintain plant and equipment in a safe and reliable condition that will enable all site production and efficiency targets to be achieved.

  • Completion of maintenance tasks across all areas and ensuring maintenance plans are adhered to. To manage and coordinate maintenance services to mechanical aspects and equipment’s on site as per standards.

  • Completing timely, comprehensive and accurate preventative maintenance reports.

  • Ensure records are maintained for all works carried out.

  • Responsible for review & action maintenance requests.

  • Developing maintenance plans and SOPs for maintenance activities.

  • Determine equipment centre lines, track deviations, stop and fix any equipment deviating from standard operating parameters.

  • Adopting key problem-solving techniques to find route causes behind mechanical asset failures.

  • Decide on temporary remedial measures and modification on Mechanical systems to sustain production while arrangements for permanent solution are being made and ensuring plant safety is maintained.

  • Identifying opportunities to improve asset care and drive these ideas forward.

  • Design/Implementation of modifications to the existing mechanical systems and equipment to suit user requirements.

  • Safety and compliance for all mechanical works on site.

  • Ensure equipment safety and emergency systems are operational.

  • Ensuring quality workmanship is delivered.

  • Ensure compliance with all statutory obligations and relevant legislation and standards.

  • Developing their own knowledge and understanding of equipment used across the bottling plant.

  • The Engineer often works alone, therefore, this role requires decisions to be made and work planned using own initiative.

  • Contract manager for all mechanical vendors/suppliers to site.

  • Inventory control for engineering spares and evaluation of the quality of spares supplied.

  • Track spares availability.

  • Train and coach operators, technicians, and contractors on mechanical/process systems.

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Qualifications and Competencies

Knowledge, qualifications & Experience C1.1 Education:

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering/Bachelor of Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering or its equivalent from a recognized Institution

Experience, Skills and Competences:

  • At least 5 years working experience in FMCG operations and maintenance, preferably bottling industry.

  • Hands-on working on process control and mechanical design.

  • Knowledge on electrical and control will be an added advantage Knowledge of computer:

  • Mechanical Engineering & Process technology. Understand Bottling processes (Blow moulder, Filler, Capper, Labeller, Packer Machines), packaging, and utility operations.

  • Mechanical equipment (functions, configuration, calibration, testing and fault finding).

  • Ability to interpret technical drawings, maintenance manuals, schematic drawings and general engineering specifications to carry out the job.

  • Thorough knowledge in mechanical designs and equipment sizing.

  • Thorough knowledge in Computer hardware and applications.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing SAP application

  • Thorough knowledge of SCADA operations and interface of mechanical and electrical systems on industrial controls.

  • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)

  • Mean time to repair (MTTR) and Mean time to failure (MMTF)

  • Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Assessment (FMECA)

  • Knowledge of Bottling procedures to avail plant utilities and equipment service

  • Trouble shooting skills.

  • Ability to communicate in both written and oral formats.

  • Planning/ Presentation/Organizational skills

  • Thorough knowledge in local and international legislation and standards on mechanical/civil engineering

  • Thorough knowledge in safe systems of work, permit to work systems.

  • Knowledge of World Class Manufacturing/ Lean Manufacturing standards

  • Role model of high-performance coaching skills and people management

  • Good industrial relations skills

  • Familiar with skills and competency descriptions and able to interpret training and development needs

  • Knowledge of ISO 9001 for Quality, Energy Management Policy HACCP- ISO 22000 for food safety, ISO 14001 for Environment & OHSAS – ISO 18001 Health and Safety standards plus any other management systems that may apply.

  • Understanding of process control and performance measurements.


  • Solve problems analytically and quickly.

  • Work fast and efficiently.

  • Creative and innovative.

  • Flexible and Result oriented.

  • Plan, organize, supervise and participate in the operations.

  • Adapt effectively to changing needs/ requirements.

  • Generates insight about what internal customers require in terms of technical training and development.

  • Train, supervise and evaluate personnel.

  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Plan and schedule maintenance work,

  • Maintain accurate records of manuals, calibrations and maintenance activities.

  • Work independently with little direction.

  • Observe health and safety regulations.

  • Read, interpret, apply and explain rules, regulations, policies and procedures.


  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking.

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.

  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations.

  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching.

  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull medium weights, up to 75 pounds

  • Requires activities involving being around moving machinery, exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity, and exposure to dust, fumes and gases.

  • A flexible approach to working hours may be required to suit production demands or to meet critical deadlines. Callouts maybe required. Knowledge of computer:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite to support daily operations. •

  • Proficiency in SAP Communication Skills:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively relate with team members and the management.

  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing.

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