Instrumentation Technician Job at Hima Cement

Hima Cement

Instrumentation Technician Job Post

Location:  Jobs in Uganda 2023 - 2024

Work Hours: Full-time, 08 hours per day

Salary: UGX

No. of vacancies: 01

Deadline: January 05 2024

Hiring Organization: Hima Cement

Job Details:

Hima Cement Ltd. is a subsidiary of Bamburi Cement Ltd. which is a member of the Holcim Group. Holcim is the leading producer of building materials in the world. At Hima Cement, our Vision is "To be the preferred provider of cement and concrete based building solutions in East Africa with a strong focus on customer experience."

Hima Cement works with all actors in the building and construction industry in Uganda – manufacturing and supplying a wide range of building and construction solutions designed to meet housing and construction needs from small projects like individual home buildings to major construction and infrastructure projects. Whether supplying high-quality cement to a craftsman or helping leading architects explore and deliver creative possibilities, Hima is committed to providing solutions that fit the needs of all its clients.

In order to achieve the above objectives, Hima Cement seeks to recruit a motivated and competent staff as indicated below;

Job Title: Instrumentation Technician
Vacancy Code: ITX01
Reporting line: Instrumentation Supervisor
Duration: Full time
Duty Station: Kasese

Job Summary:
Certify that the plant instrumentation equipment is efficiently and effectively maintained at optimum cost and in compliance with the HSE regulations.

Roles and responsibilities
Maintenance Operations
• Certify all Plant instruments (Weigh feeders, gas analyzers, opacimeters, dust monitors, CEMS, fire alarm systems, shell scanners, kiln cameras, VFDs, etc) are maintained and calibrated routinely according to approved schedules.
• Integrate new and revamped instruments into the existing structure, document and commission them.
• Write the Logic diagrams, PLC programs and design CCR graphic displays for new/revamped equipment. Responsible for integration of hardware/software modifications and their commissioning.
• Rectify, record and report any control system equipment failure.
• Carryout robust troubleshooting of instrumentation failures in the Plant
• Perform high quality repair work and communicate and keep record of findings for future reference.
• Perform regular inspection of Plant instruments and fix and report anomalies.
• Contribute to the analysis of equipment failures & problems, recommending and executing best corrective actions.
• Perform trial of equipment after maintenance activities.
• Keep all instrument rooms in the Plant clean from dust.
• Request for purchase of required Instrumentation spare parts as need arises.
• Certify timely readiness to efficiently tackle emergencies or urgent breakdowns as planned with N+1.

Maintenance and Optimization Operations
• Execute weekly work orders according to preventive maintenance plans or scheduled corrective maintenance actions as assigned by N+1.
• Participate in development of execution job plans for all Instrumentation maintenance activities.
• Responsible for revising and updating process and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID).
• Certify the development, review and implementation of Instrumentation Standard Operating procedures (SOPs).
• Challenge and improve existing instrumentation maintenance and calibration schedules for specialised equipment;
• Propose and implement Plant optimization and cost reduction initiatives in line with Process/Production/Maintenance requirements and in extension of instrumentation equipment life.
• Certify consistency in information flow between the plant instruments and the control systems. Cooperate with Process/Production/Preventive Maintenance/Safety teams in the execution of scheduled maintenance actions and proposed improvement actions,
• RCA actions to improve Plant performance and ensure safety of men and equipment, and compliance to Standards.

Management – Planning & Cost control
• Support the Systems Engineer in the control of the maintenance budget, ensuring planning and follow-up on key tasks & costs through proposing and executing effective solutions to achieve budget and to meet or exceed targets for Plant instruments.
• Keep record of Maintenance interventions and calibration records of Plant critical instruments like weigh feeders, gas analysers, fire alarm system, opacimeters, etc in collaboration with Quality and Process departments.
• Identify sensitive data and parameters and perform planned backups of them.

• Perform all duties in compliance with Holcim Standards for Plant Instrumentation systems, Supervise Instrumentation contractors’ studies and works to ensure Holcim standards are met.
• Take part in the technical training of plant personnel to ensure correct usage of the plant instruments and measuring/weighing systems. Comply with regulations, company goals, Rules, local permits, policies and procedures; optimize the internal processes and structures

OH&S and Environment
• Incorporate and ensure individual and team safety culture in all activities. Compliance with Group Health, Safety and Environment regulations to ensure zero harm.
• Keep all areas of jurisdiction clean and tidy.
• Attend Health, Safety and Environment trainings organized by the Plant

Educational Requirements
• Diploma in Systems/Control/Electronics/Electrical/Instrumentation Engineering or equivalent education / experience
• Minimum 5 years’ experience in electrical/instrumentation/ control systems
• Experience in heavy industrial environment preferred
• Experience applying FMEA techniques and knowledge of basic problem-solving tools.
• Microsoft Office, & Excel

Other requirements:
• Knowledge of cement manufacturing process.
• Strong knowledge of electrical equipment and instrumentation systems.
• Knowledge of control loops and PLC theory
• Strong troubleshooting, analysis and problem-solving skills.
• Knowledge of material transport equipment
• Knowledge of operating principles of Cement Plant equipment; Crushers, Vertical roller mill, Ball mills, Rotary Kiln, Bag Filters, Conditioning towers & Packing machines, Stackers, Reclaimer

Skills requirement
• Analytical and problem-solving skills
• Communication skills
• Ability to work under pressure

Application procedure

Hima cement will offer a competitive remuneration package to the successful candidate. Candidates that know that they meet the above criteria and have what it takes to excel in the above position, should send their CVs, which should include details of email address (if any), present position, current remuneration, Certificate/testimonials and address of three (3) Referees plus telephone contact to the stipulated email address not later than 5th January, 2024. (Email your application and CV to and let’s save the environment).

Key Notes:
1. Hima Cement Limited is an equal opportunity employer and does not charge a recruitment fee or any other fees at any stage of the recruitment process
2. Make sure that your application letter, CV and certificates are attached as one document
3. Indicate the Vacancy Code as the subject for your email
4. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
5. Any form of canvassing will lead to automatic disqualification

The Human Resource Manager – Hima Plant Hima Cement Ltd, Plot 838 Namanve Industrial Park P.O Box 7230 Kampala

Date Posted: 2023-01-03




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