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Officer Engineering, Warehouse

Iganga, Uganda
Full-Time

Position Description

The Officer position is primarily a workshop/warehouse-based position which plays an important role in the expansion of Chlorine Dispenser and In-Line chlorination programs in delivering safe water and hygiene knowledge in the targeted communities. The officer position is based at the workshop (Nakalama-Iganga) and reports to the Associate Engineering.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the chlorine dispenser and ILC devices assembly in the workshop within the set quality standards;
  • Workshop and material inventory and maintaining appropriate security during Chlorine assembly and after;
  • Operating and maintenance of equipment like Drilling Machines, compressors, generator, cutting machines etc.
  • Receiving and Dispensers and ILC parts.
  • Dispatch of maintenance parts and assembled dispensers to the program team.
  • General support to engineering team by raising engineering technical defects on the hardware parts that needs to be attended to;
  • Monitoring hardware components failure/defects during assembly and informing the Associate, engineering.
  • To support on new researches and innovation by carrying out bench trials at the workshop/laboratory level
  • Support the associate manager in roll out of pilot of new innovation.
  • Support the associate manager in generating new sketches and designs.
  • Support the associate manager on the field inspections of the materials and installations.
  • Support the associate manager in program teams training.
  • Operating ILC and dispenser tools and equipment.

Required Competencies and Attributes

  • High level of integrity and stewardship
  • Embraces team work and aspires and supports the ideals of working in a team work environment as a team champion
  • Passion to work in a rural community setting and willingness to use a motorcycle in the field (riding or being ridden)
  • Flexible mindset and willingness to relocate on a short notice to other field-based assignments in other regions.
  • Self-driven and highly motivated to deliver results within tight deadlines.
  • Good communication skills and mobilization skills. Ability to communicate well within the organization and with the rural communities and local leaders
  • Basic leadership skills in managing people, working with communities and teams
  • Good computer skills and comfort to advance the skills in a dynamic IT field.
  • Proactive and ambitious to support innovation and change in a dynamic working environment
  • Attitude. Positive attitude to work and to develop in a fast-paced work environment


How to Apply:

Submit your application by visiting the Evidence Action Careers page.

Requirements

  • Experience in manufacturing industry, plastics production etc
  • Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering or Mechatronics.
  • Language: - Proficiency in speaking the local language/dialect used in target areas is a definite advantage
  • Motor cycle/motor vehicle riding skills with a valid driving license.
  • 1-2 years’ experience working with WASH programs or water related industries communities or social enterprises/NGOs
  • Good language skills in English and Kiswahili both spoken and written

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