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Buikwe, Uganda



October 17, 2023 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

Yalelo is a pioneer in African aquaculture, bringing together local resources and world leading practices.

Job Title

Operator-Water Treatment Plant job at Yalelo

Job Description

Monitor water to ensure the production of clean and safe water that complies with the national standards for potable water.

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Laboratory Technician, the right-fit candidate will;

  • Be responsible for the daily operation of both water treatment plants (Processing plant and Canteen plant).

  • Monitor water to ensure the production of clean and safe water that complies with the national standards for potable water.

  • Ensure daily backwashing of the sand and carbon filters as well as mechanical hydra filters.

  • Oversee operations of pumps, gauges, and other treatment plant equipment.

  • Carry out minor maintenance or repairs to the equipment.

  • Routinely work hand in hand with the Laboratory team to perform a chlorine demand test to establish the minimal dose of chlorine required for water disinfection.

  • Ensure chemical dosing and monitoring of Chlorine disinfectant daily.

  • Undertake hourly sampling and testing of water to ensure the presence of sufficient amounts of chlorine.

  • Undertake daily PH checks of water in the laboratory.

  • Ensure daily cleaning of the plant and its surroundings and proper housekeeping of all equipment around the plant.

  • Perform weekly cleaning of all water storage tanks to ensure compliance with sanitary standards.

  • Keep daily records of all monitoring processes.

  • Effectively communicate operating status to other shifts and management as needed to maintain efficient operation.

  • Communicate quickly and effectively on issues with systems and equipment to maintenance or supervisor.

Qualifications and Competencies


  • Diploma in Chemical Engineering or Diploma in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, with training in Water Treatment and Plumbing.

  • At least 1 year of working experience, preferably in water treatment systems.

  • Analytical and good problem-solving skills.

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to follow written and verbal directions, ensure follow-through on assignments, and seek assistance or report concerns when needed.

  • Proactive problem-solver who can manage difficult situations with positive results.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Ability to work unsupervised and under pressure with tight deadlines.

  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.

  • Good knowledge of Computer basics; MS Office Word and Spreadsheets.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send their applications, CVs, and copies of academic documents as one pdf document to: The closing date of receiving applications is 05 Days from the date of this advertisement i.e., from 12th October 2023 to 17th October 2023, 23:59hours. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

Yalelo Uganda is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates who meet the requirements are highly encouraged to apply. Yalelo Uganda doesn’t solicit any monies at any stage of the recruitment process.

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