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Water Treatment Technician at Harriss International Uganda

Water Treatment Technician Needed.

Organization: Harris International Limited
Division / Department: Process Rooms
Reports to: Water Treatment/Syrup Room Supervisor


Join Harris International Limited as a Water Treatment Technician, responsible for ensuring efficient operation and maintenance of water treatment systems. Perform routine inspections, tests, and preventive maintenance to uphold water quality standards. Troubleshoot system issues promptly and collaborate with team members to optimize performance and minimize downtime. Maintain accurate records of treatments and chemical usage while adhering to regulatory guidelines. Implement safety protocols to ensure a clean and safe working environment.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Operate chemical dosing pumps to maintain prescribed standards.
  • Analyze water quality parameters (TDS, pH, alkalinity, chlorine content) and monitor flow of raw and treated water.
  • Perform backwash and sanitize carbon purifiers and ultra-filters.
  • Replace filter cartridges on schedule.
  • Monitor and report operation of pumps and machinery; promptly notify supervisor of any failures.
  • Prepare solutions (caustic, per-acetic acid, chlorine) at required standards for water treatment and production line CIPs.
  • Report anomalies of machines or process equipment to the Water Treatment & Syrup Room Supervisor.
  • Monitor utility pump and cooling tower circuits to ensure proper operation.
  • Conduct weekly sanitation of water treatment tanks, polishers, filters, and area.
  • Monitor MF filters to ensure functionality.
  • Ensure adequate supply of treated water to production lines.
  • Conduct plant CIPs as required and maintain proper data records.
  • Monitor and maintain stocks of water treatment reagents and chemicals.
  • Maintain water treatment records in accordance with UNBS Standards.
  • Provide training, coaching, and support to the water treatment team.
  • Operate UF, RO, and CIP systems according to standard frequencies.
  • Ensure calibration of pressure gauges and temperature sensors as scheduled.

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • BSc in Chemistry/Biology/Food Sciences or HND/equivalent from a reputable institute.
  • 2-3 years of hands-on experience in the food industry, with preference for beverage manufacturing.
  • Familiarity with carbonated soft drinks and/or water treatment plants.
  • Knowledge of food safety and hygiene handling techniques.

Key Requirements:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines, and maintain a positive attitude.
  • Provide exemplary customer service.
  • Ability to work independently and complete assignments within given parameters and accepted practices.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Harris International is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We consider all qualified applicants regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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