Career Advancement Opportunity

Jesa Farm Dairy Ltd


uganda - Busunju - Wakiso full-time Closing date - 12/12/2020

Job Summary

Minimum qualification: Bachelors degree

Minimum years of experience: 10

Job Description

Job Summary

Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice in engineering; planning, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain plans and budget to ensure delivery on agreed cost targets and timescales
  • Ensure that maintenance processes are carried out taking account of the quality system and legislative requirements
  • To monitor trends in plant and equipment performance and energy usage and advice management as required
  • Identify business improvement opportunities within the organization
  • Identify and deploy the technical skill sets, resource levels and systems to deliver projects, including the engagement of external resources as required
  • Drive functional excellence of the engineering team
  • Drive continuous improvement activities in quality cycle times, process improvement, Spare availability through lean techniques and value to enhance the capability of existing processes and remove waste
  • Ensure that machines are maintained effectively to maximize the production demand of high quality and safe product as per management set targets and objectives
  • Coordinate installation and maintenance automated production systems
  • Control and organize the implementation of the daily, weekly and monthly activities plans for the department
  • Monthly monitoring and control of the maintenance expenditures against budget
  • Ensure 100% compliance of the standards maintenance procedures for equipment as per the ISO 22000
  • Provide daily, weekly and monthly reports as may be required
  • Monitor the management of spare parts in collaboration with inventory to limit shortage and usage control
  • Coordinating and interfacing with other department managers to ensure efficient management and scheduling of engineering in response to production requirements.
  • Responsible for leading, managing and developing the effectiveness and performance of the Engineering department.

People Management

  • Ensure the delivery of the People Strategy within area of accountability
  • Manage and lead the team, ensuring adequate staffing levels, development, appraisal, attendance, and daily supervision to maximize efficiency
  • Motivate and coach the team to operational success
  • Monitor the completion of tasks and ensure good performance and record on appropriate systems
  • Consistently promote high standards through personal example and rollout through the team so that each member of the team understands the standards and behaviors expected of them
  • Proactively contribute to creating a good team atmosphere performance
  • Set department objectives/KPIs and review and assess ongoing performance of direct reports
  • Communicate KPIs from the strategic annual plan so that each employee is aware
  • Report on achievement of targets and identify any actions required
  • Ensure that the function operates in accordance with any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures
  • Provide technical expertise to the team

Qualifications, SKills and Experience

  • Knowledge of AHUs and HVACs
  • Good Communication, interpersonal skills and Customer focus
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Results orientation
  • Decision making ability
  • Good strategic planning skills and Business Acumen
  • Good financial management skills
  • Ability to Coach, develop  and empowerment Others
  • Quick at Adapting and Responding to Change
  • Ability to work under high Pressure  with Minimum Supervision
  • 10+ years of  Practical experience preferably  in the  dairy environment with at least 3 years  at managerial level
  • Good knowledge of the dairy industry is added advantage
  • Bachelor’s degree in, Electrical, Industrial Engineering
  • Registered with the engineering professional Body is Added advantage

NOTE: Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply

How to Apply

 Please send your CV and cover letter with 3 work related referees to the e-mail below. Applications may not exceed 2MBs.

While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Any form of lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification. 

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