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Job Opening: Production Assistant

18 Nov

About Fundi Bots

Fundi Bots promotes improved, practical science education in African schools and communities through the provision of hands-on skills and project-based training, with a strong focus on rural and underprivileged regions and a push for equitable inclusion for girls.

Our solution of practical, hands-on training for students in everything from building robots to coding and project-based learning provides a well-rounded and engaging methodology to increase students’ performance in classrooms and provide career training and technical skills through custom STEM programs and curriculum.

The Production Assistant Role

The Production Assistant’s primary role will be to contribute to the mass production of the training tools and teaching aids Fundi Bots uses in schools. The Production Assistant will work with the Production Manager, production team and Applied Sciences team to ensure timelines and deliverables are met.

They will also assist with general production operations, by entering and maintaining product data, managing inventory and ensuring proper maintenance of machines. The work environment will span CNC machining, 3D printing, woodwork, metalwork, toolmaking, and laser cutting.


Fundi Bots works with a network of hundreds of schools within Uganda (Western, Central, Eastern and Northern regions). The primary location for this role will be Kampala, but due to the nature of our work, the applicant must be willing to travel around Uganda as the need arises.

Work Schedule

The role is a full-time position. Our workdays are Monday to Saturday.

As an applicant, you must have the following qualifications, skills and experience.

  • Diploma/Certificate in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or a field closely related field to manufacturing and production.
  • Knowledge of other skills like CNC machining, 3D Printing, Woodwork or metalwork will be an added advantage.
  • Must be proficient in MS Office software and possess solid organizational skills.
  • Knowledge in manufacturing operations and software (machining, CNC operations, 3D printing, solid works, Eagle, Proteus) is an added advantage.
  • The applicant must be interested in personal and professional growth.
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills.
  • Be able to perform basic physically demanding tasks related to the production of tools.

Your duties will be as follows:

  • Read work orders, routings, schedules, material labels, part drawings, and inspection data records.
  • Pick and deliver raw materials, pack finished tools, and store scrap.
  • Clean, assemble, count, and engrave finished parts.
  • Assist with quality checks and procedure audits as requested by the Production Manager.
  • Assist with machinery setup and changeover by gathering and preparing tools & materials required by work order, removing and cleaning tooling.
  • Dismantle, clean, repair, replace, install, and maintain equipment under the guidance of the Production Manager.
  • Ensure that assigned work areas are clean and in a good state at all times.
  • Take appropriate measures to ensure all tools are completed to production quality and technical specification.
  • Keep Production Manager informed of critical issues which affect the production schedule.

Application Process:

Send to your Cover Letter and CV/Resume to careers@fundibots.org with the title: Job Application: Production Assistant

For further questions or inquiries, contact careers@fundibots.org

Deadline: 2nd December 2021.

We look forward to working with you.

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