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Thursday, March 9, 2017
AAH-U Generator Technician Job in Uganda
Action Africa Help Uganda (AAH-U), a non-profit making agency that implements health and development projects in Uganda, seeks to recruit dynamic, innovative development leaders for its United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) funded programmes in the Districts of Hoima (Kyangwali Refugee Settlement), Adjumani District and Kampala for the following vacancy:
Job Title: Generator Technician
Reports to: Logistics Operation Manager
Liaises with: Workshop Supervisor, Electricians, Auto Electricians, Parts Manager
Job Summary: To performing full operation and maintenance of generators through carrying out preventive maintenance in line with user manuals, donor and AAH guidelines.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Determine malfunction of electrical system by visual inspection of equipment in line with trouble shooting guidelines and product user manuals.
Responsible for repair, maintenance of generators and electrical accessories, overhaul engines and carry out routine servicing to the generators (ranging from 4KVA to 400 KVA units) and pumps to check for any signs of crack or loose fittings, leaks, or worn out parts in line with set standards and machine user guidelines.
Conduct daily inspection generators to check battery charge status and hydrometer battery water testing, radiator water, engine lubrication oil level and lead acid testing of lubrication oil, water jacket heater operation and to keep accurate logs and records of all operating parameters.
Regularly change oil and filters of Engine according to Planned Preventive Maintenance schedules.
Carry out yearly load testing of all generators in line with generator manual guidelines.
Maintain records of maintenance and repair carried out on generators and electrical fittings for easy verification & reference and prepare a list of items for preventive maintenance and electrical installation items in line with user manual guidelines.
Ensure safekeeping and safe working conditions to avoid risk that may cause injury to staff as well as damage to the property and or equipment in line with Workshop safety and security guidelines.
Responsible for motor rewinding of generators, alternators, and use of correct sizes/gauges/thickness of wires required for the task.
Prepare and keep accurate record of all activities and load testing of the generators.
Coordinate with the team to provide a report of the required level of man power and materials for particular work in all projects areas.
Carry out other duties as may be required by the supervisor
Qualifications and Experience:
Two (2) years in any college or from a reputable institution and a well-recognized School or University.
License from the Electricity Regulatory Authority (ERA) to carry out domestic and industrial wiring (Trade Test)
Three (3) years’ experience working in diesel and petrol engine generators, Plant operation and maintenance.
Experience in the trouble shooting of controls, electrical and all mechanical problems in Diesel Engine Generator Sets.
Knowledge of machine electronic controls for diesel and petrol engine generators.
Understanding schematic diagrams and lay out of all electrical aspects of generator installation, including connecting generator to the electrical systems of the residences and offices.
Skills and Competencies
With good work attitude in dealing with a multi-cultural work force.
Ability to work independently and without asking for any kind of assistance from colleagues especially during emergency work.
Self-reliance and determination to carry out any assigned task.
Fluent in English in both written and spoken.
Ideally, a knowledge of spoken/written language widely used in the country
Sensitivity in handling and disposing of documents which may be important
Attention to detail
Excellent inter-personal and communication skills
A good command of both written and spoken English
Patient, understanding and of a pleasant character
Computer literate with ability to use Microsoft Office
Excellent Management skills
Able to capacity build and develop others
Commitment to the organizational values
Contract Duration: 12 months (Renewable subject to availability of funds and positive appraisal)
How to Apply:
Interested persons who meet the above criteria should submit their applications (together with an updated CV) with at least three suitable referees with their telephone contacts, by email only to;
Senior Human Resource & Administration Officer, Action Africa Help Uganda; Plot 72 Ntinda Road, P O Box 10501,