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Meet Anthony Arembe Mathias

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Access to clean water is a universal right that everyone should enjoy.Every country puts in place an organization that over sees the system that delivers safe clean water for the masses. Uganda is no exception with National Water and Sewage Corperation charged with the mandate to deliver clean water to the people.Behind the organization are men and women working tirelessly to ensure that the Citizens of this great country have access to clean water.

As part of the "AspiretoInspire" campaign, we caught up with Arembe Anthony, a Mechancial Maintenance Engineer at National Water and this is what we asked

So who is Arembe Anthony ?

I'm a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer who works with a team in a maintenance department dealing with static water plants and equipment like pumps, generators, motors. chemical dosers, blowers to mention but a few
 

What is a typical day like for a Mechanical Maintenance  engineer at National Water

Briefly, the day involves scheduling works to be done and carrying out those scheduled works in time. Punctuality each day is very key
 

What particular skills do you bring to your workplace ?

I bring to the workplace troubleshooting skill which is the ability to easily detect a fault / problem with a system them propose possible solutions.
Work scheduling and team leadership skills are other skills i bring to the table at my place of work
 

Why did you choose that career path?

I had a passion for engineering
 

What's cool about your job? 

The ability to learn new things daily and travelling 
 

Any Challenges ?

Limited logistics and red tape tend to slow down operations
 

How did you get your current job ?

I was first a trainee before being fully recruited 

What subjects did you take in school and how have they influenced your career path ?

Physics, Mathematics, Chemistry, Economics these were relevant especially Mathematics and Physics because engineering work involves calculations and understanding of basic physics principles
 

What is your Education to date?

I have a Bachelors in Automotive and Power engineering from Kyambogo University
 

What aspects of your Education System have proven most important for your job?

I learnt team work, research and the ability to teach myself through my education journey as well as getting involved in co-curricular activities
 

What trends are you seeing in Mechanical Engineering ie what is the future like for the field ?

Predictive maintenance is the way to go and that's to be done digitally using equipment that require basic and advanced electronic knowledge
 

Which key people influenced your career direction ?

Was greatly influenced by my mother who also works at the same organization though not in engineering
 

What is your dream job?

Being a Director or Managing Director
 

As a student, how did you cope up with the pressure to succeed / excel in class?

Worked smart more than worked hard .I also sought help hence left no stone unturned
 

What advise would you give someone considering this job?

If it's your passion go for it
 

What kind of work experience would provide a good background for this position?

Experience in technical work
 

Any Concluding remarks

Everything is possible as long as you think positively

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