Technical Manager

Royal van Zanten Uganda is looking for a:

Technical Manager

The primary purpose is to provide efficiently and effectively, defined specialist services to support the technical function.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities shall include but are not limited to:

  • Provide efficient, timely and effective technical support to service or maintenance, repair and management of all electrical systems, civil work, mechanical, steaming and all other equipment/ work.
  • Plan and put in place measures to control and ensure the efficient and effective use of company resources.
  • Planning and supervision of preventive and corrective maintenance of all electrical plant equipment and carrying out electrical installations.
  • Responsible for static and mobile plants, design, operation and maintenance of plant installation.
  • Oversee the activities of all consultants and contractors if hired for above works and services.
  • Responsible for all refrigeration plant and equipment including servicing, maintenance and management.
  • Design, operation and maintenance of water supply and sewerage systems.
  • Responsible for training and motivating the technical staff that they become better performers and achieve set objectives and targets.
  • Identification and advising management on procurement of appropriate and genuine spare parts and new plants.
  • Managing and controlling (effective supervision) of a team of technical staff:
    • Night operators
    • electricians
    • Temporary workers during Green House Construction
    • Steam boiler attendants
    • Plumbers
    • Builders
    • Green house maintainers
  • Keep stock or inventory on company (plant and machinery) properties, repairs, and maintenance for all machinery:
    • Generators
    • Cultivators, tractors, etc.
    • Green houses, irrigation, lighting installations
    • Cold store
  • Making and keeping service schedules, preparing a transparent procedure and policy for property maintenance to minimize damage.
  • Ensure provision and maintenance of reliable security systems for company property.
  • Oversee and supervise all construction, repairs and maintenance works of Green Houses and other civil and steel works that they conform to architectural / engineering standards.
  • Oversee and supervise the steam section when requested to with respect to the production schedule.
  • Any other duty as may be assigned from time to time.


Minimum requirements:

  • A minimum of a higher diploma or its equivalent in any engineering field
  • At least 3 years experience in a similar position.
  • Computer literacy
  • Mature mind, ability to work with minimum supervision, possess supervisory skills and able to delegate.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Example for employees’ positive attitude, and able to promote company policy.


All suitably qualified and interested candidates should send an application letter and an up to date CV only that provides details of applicant specific qualification for the desired position, current and expected salary and contacts of three referees by mail to j.kabaitira@royalvanzanten.com; Royal Van Zanten is an Equal Opportunity organisation, Any Form of Lobbying will lead to automatic disqualification.


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Over werken bij Royal Van Zanten

“At our lab in Rijsenhout I work with a team of researchers on improving varieties by means of quality controls, new germination techniques and DNA research.”

Wim Rook, Head of Laboratory

“The great thing about working for Royal Van Zanten is that I get the chance to bring together the interests of the growers, the trade and the breeders, and everyone forms part of the development and the sales process. Working together in the supply chain is hugely important for the future.”

Jeroen Meeder, Area Export Manager Pot plants

“Royal Van Zanten has given me the opportunity to take courses and qualify as a breeder. I’ve been a breeder for five years now and I’m beginning to see the first results of my labour... and I’m very proud of them."

Dave Geerlings, Potchrysanthemum Breeder

“I am proud of our new pot Bouvardia – an elegant plant from our own ‘breeding kitchen’ with lots of ornamental qualities. Developed in conjunction with our partner grower, this pot plant is now available in four separate colours.”

Harry van Straaten, Team Leader, Breeding

“Breeding is teamwork, and besides assessing selections and choosing varieties that go on to win awards, I get to travel between the Netherlands, Kenya and Columbia to obtain the best results for our Alstroemeria range.”

Wim Haytink, Alstroemeria Breeder

“I really enjoy working for Royal Van Zanten because of the many flowers and plants here. After a few years in the Gladiolus department, I have now been working in the Lily breeding department for three years. Even without specialist training, Royal Van Zanten is giving me plenty of opportunities to grow.”

Adriaan Zweemer, Assistant Breeder
Wim Rook, Head of Laboratory
Jeroen Meeder, Area Export Manager Pot plants
Dave Geerlings, Potchrysanthemum Breeder
Harry van Straaten, Team Leader, Breeding
Wim Haytink, Alstroemeria Breeder
Adriaan Zweemer, Assistant Breeder