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Jinja, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

February 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

Superintendent - (Shift) Co-Gen job at Kakira Sugar Limited

Job Description

Kakira crushes over 2 million tonnes of cane per year to produce:
• Over 180,000 tonnes of sugar, half the national sugar production
• 51 MW of green electric power from bagasse – the residue from cane crushing
• Over 20 million litres of high-quality ethanol from molasses
• Premium potable spirits – an award-winning range of gin, rum and vodka
• Sweets and confectioneries

Our core product, Kakira Sugar, is extracted from cane grown on lush plantations on the fertile shores of Lake Victoria. The sweet crystals, with their distinctive flavour and rich golden colour, have sweetened foods and beverages all over Uganda since the 1930s.
Kakira is the flagship enterprise of a diverse portfolio of affiliates that make up the Madhvani group.
Kakira Sugar Limited (KSL) is a leading sugar manufacturer in Uganda. KSL boasts of two (2) sugar estates, one in Kakira-Jinja and the other in Kayunga. We seek to recruit dynamic, competent, and experienced candidates to fill the vacant position in the Company.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The Superintendent - (Shift) Co-Gen is responsible for overseeing the operation and maintenance of the co-generation plant at Kakira Sugar Limited.

  • The co-generation plant produces electricity and steam from bagasse, a by-product of sugar cane processing.

  • The Superintendent - (Shift) Co-Gen ensures that the plant operates safely, efficiently and reliably, and meets the quality and environmental standards of the company.

  • The Superintendent - (Shift) Co-Gen also supervises and trains the shift engineers, technicians and operators, and coordinates with other departments and external stakeholders.

Qualifications and Competencies

  • To qualify for this position, the candidate must have a bachelor's degree in mechanical or electrical engineering, or a related field, and at least five years of experience in co-generation or power plant operation and maintenance.

  • The candidate must also have strong leadership, communication and problem-solving skills, and be able to work under pressure and in shifts.

  • The candidate must be familiar with the relevant laws, regulations and best practices of co-generation and sugar industry.

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How to Apply

Send your application with the CV and academic documents as an attachment to email: recruitments@kakirasugar.com with the position in the subject line and addressed to:
Head of Human Resources
Kakira Sugar Limited
P.O. Box 121, Jinja - Uganda Tel: 0414 444 000
Deadline: 5th February 2024

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