Maintenance Engineering Technician (Electrical) job posts at Medical Research Council Kampala, Uganda 2023

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Medical Research Council

Medical Research Council



DEADLINE: Friday, April 14, 2023 at 12:00:00 AM

EDUCATIONAL LEVEL: Postgraduate Degree






The Unit is an internationally recognised centre of excellence with dominant research themes in the areas of HIV and emerging infections, vaccines and immunity, and chronic diseases and cancer. Through a multidisciplinary approach, intersecting basic science, epidemiological research, social-behavioural research and the conduct of new intervention evaluation studies, the Unit contributes knowledge on changing epidemics and diseases, the evaluation of innovative health care options, treatment and prevention and the development of health policy and practice in Africa and worldwide. Following the signing of strategic transfer agreements between the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and the Medical Research Council (MRC UK), the Unit formally joined LSHTM on 1st February 2018. The exciting new partnership will boost research capacity into current and emerging health issues in Africa and throughout the world. The Unit is based at the UVRI Entebbe campus with established outposts in Kalungu, Masaka, Wakiso and Kampala Districts. The Unit is now seeking enthusiastic and experienced individuals to fill the following position:

Maintenance Engineering Technician (Electrical) – (01 Position)

Position Code: MET -323

Reports to: Maintenance Electrical Engineer

Station: Entebbe

Job Purpose

The position holder will ensure the smooth and efficient operation of all electrical systems and equipment in the estate. You will be responsible for the maintenance, repair, and troubleshooting of all electrical systems, including lighting, UPS, inverters, generators, Switch boards, Distribution boards and other equipment.

Roles & Responsibilities

• Conduct routine maintenance checks on all electrical systems and equipment, including lighting, UPS, inverters, generators, Switch boards, Distribution boards and other equipment, to ensure they are functioning properly and efficiently;

• Troubleshoot and repair any electrical issues that arise, including diagnosing problems, replacing faulty components, and ensuring all repairs are completed to a high standard;

• Maintain accurate records of all electrical repairs, maintenance checks, and replacements, including recording any parts or components that have been replaced;

• Respond promptly to any electrical emergencies, including power outages or other issues that may affect the safety or security of the estate 24hrs;

• Collaborate with other members of the maintenance team to ensure all electrical systems are functioning effectively and efficiently, and to identify areas for improvement;

• Provide support to the electrical Engineer and stand in for the electrical engineering assistants at all stations of Entebbe, Masaka and Kyamulibwa;

• Ensures the safety of the MRC workshop facility in Entebbe;

• Quickly responds to electrical installation faults reported in Entebbe and the field stations in Masaka and Kyamulibwa, and;

• Overall, the main duties of an Electrical Maintenance Technician are to ensure that the electrical systems and equipment in the estate are well-maintained, functioning properly, and operating safely and efficiently. This involves conducting routine checks and responding to emergencies, troubleshooting and repairing any issues that arise, and working collaboratively with other members of the maintenance team to identify areas for improvement and ensure the smooth operation of the estate.

Person Specification

• Diploma / Higher Diploma in Electrical / Electronic Engineering from recognised


• A minimum of 5 years’ hands on practical experience in Electrical systems maintenance;

• Proven experience in installation, preventive maintenance, repair and commissioning of; DC and AC Power systems, Solar Power Back-up Systems and Solutions, UPS, AVR and generators;

• Driving experience and current updated license;

• Should possess excellent organisation skills;

• Proficiency in computer use required in MS office packages;

• Capable in preparing material schedule summary reports, electrical plans, technical specifications, line diagrams, and other project documentation for management review;

• Ability to read and interpret electrical diagrams and drawings;

• Proficiency in CAD software Autocad;

• Ability to troubleshoot electrical systems both in power and control systems;

• Attention to cost and downtime management;

• Excellent spoken and written command of English;

• Strong conflict resolution skills;

• Routinely taking initiative;

• Customer/End-user awareness;

• Excellent communication skills with individuals at all levels of the organisation; and,

• The flexibility to cope with new changing environment and method of delivery.






Follow the link below to fill a form and submit your application documentation:

Filling the form more than once will lead to automatic disqualification. High level of integrity while filling the form is required and will be considered during shortlisting.

Combine all your application documentation i.e. cover letter, CV & certified copies of academic documents into one PDF document. Deadline for application is 14th April 2023, 5:00pm. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview. This position is open to Ugandan nationals only. Strictly follow the application procedure as failure to do so will lead to automatic disqualification. Only online applications through the link provided will be accepted. You will receive a notification in your email if your application and documentation have been successfully received.

N.B: You will be required to present certified copies of your academic documentation before employment.

The applications should be addressed to:

The Head of Human Resources,

MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit,

P.O. Box, 49, Entebbe, Uganda.

Consider your application unsuccessful if not contacted within eight (8) weeks after the closing date of the advert. Any form of lobbying at any stage will lead to automatic disqualification. By submitting your personal information, you consent to the MRC/ UVRI and LSHTM Uganda Research Unit holding and using it in accordance with its recruitment policy and procedure. The Unit reserves the right to verify documents attached with the relevant awarding institutions to authenticate their validity.

MRC/UVRI & LSHTM Uganda Research Unit strives for inclusion and diversity and therefore considers all job applicants based on merit without regard to race, sex, colour, national origin, religion, age,

marital status, and disability. We highly encourage persons with disabilities to apply and compete for different job openings at the Unit. The Unit is an equal opportunity employer committed to having a diverse work force and does not ask for money at any stage of recruitment.


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