Diageo Nigeria (Guiness) Jobs: Engineering Technician

Posted on :

1 Jun, 2010

Category :

Engineering Jobs in Nigeria, Technician Jobs in Nigeria

Nigeria is currently the world’s third largest market for the Guinness Brand. GNPLC is striving towards world class standards and to be the Number 1 Alcoholic Drinks Company in Nigeria.

The Engineering Technicians are responsible for operating, cleaning and maintaining their plant and equipment to meet the increasing volume and quality demands in a reliable and cost efficient manner. They are also responsible for participating in all improvement initiatives and PIP’s in their department and for their own training and development. They will report to the Production Services Engineer.



Significant impact on raw material, component and utility costs and production, quality, rework and labour costs.
Key role in operating, cleaning and maintaining plant and equipment, impacts directly on plant availability, asset life cycle cost and asset life/replacement frequency.

Market Complexity

The Nigerian beer market is complex with many competitors and a strong quality, cost and delivery focus. Need to constantly reduce production cost, while maintaining high quality and delivery to become Number 1.

Purpose of Role

To produce Guinness products at customer service levels, quality conformance and within budget.

To apply technical, process, continuous improvement and individual/team development skills to optimise overall brewery improvement and plant performance.

To adopt a safe and professional approach to all aspects of the role as an individual/team player.

Principal Accountabilities

Provide a comprehensive production service on plant and equipment to which they are primarily allocated: operating and cleaning, carrying out maintenance schedules, responding to breakdowns, assessing & monitoring plant performance on an ongoing basis and attending to all other process duties in a timely manner.

Adhere to GNPLC policy and procedures for safety, health, environment and hygiene to ensure a safe and efficient operating environment. Utilise and apply safe systems of working and pro-actively seek opportunities to improve work environment.

Deliver best possible plant operation by maximising plant availability and efficiency of operation through execution of Planned Preventative Maintenance schedules. Interface with SAP as appropriate.

Optimise product quality, through continuous observation and attention to detail, delivering RFT on quality and control parameters. Respond to non-conformances in a timely manner to keep process on track. Apply, record & share learning’s to prevent re-occurrence.

Qualifications and Experience Required:

3 years experience/competence in Operations, Maintenance, Process Control and Performance Measurement in a brewery or drinks or food manufacturing environment.

Ideally have an appropriate qualification in Brewing, Packaging, Engineering or Utilities (as appropriate) and/or a nationally recognised technical qualification.

Demonstrate detailed understanding of Permit to Work system and GNPLC SHE policies, statutory requirements and responsibilities.

Respond to change in a positive and flexible manner and sustain a positive outlook across a range of situations/challenges.

Positive attitude to own development and looks for opportunities to help others learn and develop.

Barriers to Success in Role:

Skill level inadequate to successfully operate and maintain both new and ageing assets and technology.

Lack of personal flexibility to function in a tightly manned manufacturing environment with volatile production and sales demand.

To apply online click on the link below. Click ‘Search & Apply’; Select ‘Search Openings’ and enter the reference number 23193BR in the keyword field.

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