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Lathe Machine Operator job at Mukwano Industries Uganda Ltd

About the Organization

Mukwano industries Uganda Limited is the leading conglomerate in East and Central Africa and a major player in key business sectors covering manufacturing, agriculture, and logistics supply chain that drives the Ugandan economy. Its origins date back to 1910 when members of the family first set foot in East Africa and established a trading company. The business has grown through the visionary diversification into various areas of manufacturing, agriculture, property development, and logistics, and supply-chain management.

Job Description

Carry out any other responsibilities that the supervisor may assign from time to time or as needed by the company.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Operate lathe machine, making various components for molds, machine etc.

  • Measure the components and verify dimensions using appropriate tools.

  • Be familiar with boring, drilling, threading and tapping etc.

  • Be familiar with the preparation of tools for machining.

  • Load feed mechanism by lifting stock into position.

  • Verify settings by measuring positions, first-run parts, and sample workpieces

  • Maintain specifications by observing drilling, grooving, and cutting, including turning, facing and threading.

  • Detecting malfunctions, replacing worn tools, cleaning of machine and clearing of mettle chips from machine.

  • Report any faulty operation of equipment or defective materials to the area supervisor.

  • Operate lifting devices for movement of materials and other equipment as needed.

  • Responsible for keeping equipment and work area clean and orderly.

  • Abide by the company safety and personnel policies.

  • Carry out any other responsibilities that the supervisor may assign from time to time or as needed by the company.

  • Ability to work overtime as needed.

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Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • Degree / Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

  • 2 to 3 years relevant experience in Plastic manufacturing plant

  • Must be familiar with general lathe machine operation and mechanical skills. Mechanical problem-solving ability and troubleshooting skills a must.

  • Must be able to read a tape measure, verify dimensions, use a straightedge and other measuring devices.

  • Have the knowledge of drawings and tolerances.

  • Ability to operate conventional machine tools.

  • Ability to read mechanical drawings and technical documentation.

  • Strong knowledge of machine tools and machining operations.

  • Knowledge of measuring tools (calipers and micrometers).

  • Ability to coordinate and oversee complex machining operations.

  • Physical strength, manual dexterity, and precise hand/eye coordination

  • Precision and attention to detail.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Must be able to operate lifting devices.

  • Must be able to follow written and oral instructions.

  • Must be able to communicate both written and oral as it relates to the job.

  • Must be adaptable to a changing work environment, competing for demands and is able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.

  • Must possess basic math skills to include but not limited to adding, subtracting, multiplication, and division.

  • Must be able to lift and handle heavy components

  • Must be able to work with others, as some tasks require two individuals.

  • Must be able to work without constant supervision.

How to Apply

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