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Thursday, March 9, 2017

AAH-U Workshop Supervisor Job in Arua, 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: Workshop Supervisor
Reports to: Logistics Operations Manager
Staff reporting to this post: Senior Mechanic / Electrician / other maintenance staff
Liaises with: Fuel Supervisor, Parts manager, and Mechanical Section Heads
Duty Station: Arua with frequent travel to field sites
Job Summary: Monitor the sections daily productivity, analyze section work performance and propose solutions to improve work productivity on a timely basis. Train Mechanics and reinforce their technical and organizational capacities.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Supervise the work performed by the workshop Auto and industrial electrician, and ensure the work performed meets standard requirements through scheduling, assigning work, assessing job completion, monitoring leave and absences of workshop personnel in line with performance management guidelines.
  • Monitor the implementation of activities for the repair and maintenance of generators mechanical and electrical accessories.
  • Carry out major repairs, breakdown of generators mechanical, electrical and accessories in sub offices.
  • Prepare and keep proper records of maintenance and repair carried out on all generators and prepare a list of items for preventive maintenance and electrical installation and submit to superior for follow up.
  • Organise assign and supervise the repair and maintenance section to guarantee a good and quality of service and repairs on all vehicles/generators and other equipment belongs to the organization.
  • Monitor the daily request and usage of Spare Parts to ensure their proper utilisation and fitting in line with user manuals.
  • Assist mechanics in ordering and requisitioning of all parts and approve materials required for the repair and maintenance of District level.
  • Maintain an accurate inventory of parts by ensuring that issued parts are accounted for accurately on each work order.
  • Maintain shop activity to ensure efficient use of time, materials, and equipment. Estimate time required to complete repairs.  Work with and train mechanics to meet industry standards
  • Coordinate the mechanical sections work / Report on the work performed by the mechanics (Mechanics Time Sheet). And on completion of work, jot down total time consumed during repairs and should be reflected to the individual job cards.
  • Monitor shop activity to ensure efficient use of tools and other equipment and other machinery, proper use of shop tools, care and control and ensure that the shop compliance with the safety rules and regulations, ensure all facility defects are promptly reported that all shop equipment is safe and operational.
  • Responsible for staff discipline at all times in the Repair and Maintenance Department. Playing and using derogative or abusive words to insult other staff members are considered prohibited.
Qualifications and experience
  • Diploma in mechanical/Electrical engineering. A degree with carry added advantage
  • Experience in wiring and installations, servicing, repairing and maintenance of diesel and petrol driven generators ranging from 4KVA to 400KVA units or higher.
  • Experience in understanding schematic diagram and lay out of all electrical aspects of generator installation, including connecting generator to the electrical systems of the residences and offices in clean and tidy manner and with evenly distributed voltage.
  • Experience in supervising workshops of similar size.
  • Experience in spare parts management.
  • Advanced notions in computer literacy / data processing (Word, Excel, Access, Power point)
Skills and Competencies
  • Relevant diploma in mechanical engineering.
  • Relevant experience in welding/Fabrication services of similar size.
  • English read / written / spoken.
  • At least 5 years’ work experience in a comparable or higher position
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,
Kampala, Uganda.
Please indicate the role you are applying for in the subject line of your email.
Detailed Job Descriptions of the roles can be viewed through the company website:
Deadline for receiving the applications is: 13/03/2017.

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