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. Email: 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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