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Diageo is the world′s leading premium drinks business with an outstanding collection of international brands across spirits, wine and beer including Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Guinness, Baileys, J&B, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray and many more.

Our iconic companies across Africa; Guinness Nigeria Plc, Guinness Ghana Breweries Ltd, Guinness Cameroon SA, East African Breweries Ltd, Meta Abo Brewery SC and Brandhouse Pty Ltd (Diageo’s joint venture with Heineken and Namibia Breweries in South Africa) are all part of Diageo, which delights consumers with its outstanding brands in 180 markets around the world. 

Diageo employs over 6,500 people in Africa and benefits many more indirectly through the production, distribution and promotion of our brands. Our people are critical to our success; we foster an inclusive and enabling environment where all employees are valued and supported in reaching their full potential. We know the growth of our business is fuelled by attracting and growing amazing people and we are passionate about developing great African leaders to grow our businesses today and tomorrow.

Our great range of brands and geographic spread means that people can celebrate with our products at every occasion no matter where they are in the world. This is why ′celebrating life every day, everywhere′ is at the core of what we do.
 

What attributes do you look for when recruiting graduates?

As a potential future leader of the business, you’ll need to demonstrate a wide range of qualities and characteristics, including:

- An excellent academic record

- You will have a minimum of an upper second-class degree (2:1) from a recognised university

- Energy and drive

– Show a passion for life, and our brands

- Ambition – Be motivated by a huge desire to succeed

- A forward-thinking attitude

– Be excited to trying new things and seeing them as opportunities

- A proactive and organised approach

– The ability to plan tasks, prioritise and find solutions

- Thrive under pressure - When other people might panic, you’re strong, resilient and calm

- Team player

- A proven ability to build strong relationships and influence others
 

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Mechanical / Electrical Automation Technician

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(NIGERIA) and Lagos
Job Reference:
10795
Functional Area/Experience:
Engineering / 3 Years
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Job Description & Qualifications

The Lagos and Benin Breweries produce 1.5 to 1.6 million hectolitres each of various Guinness products per annum and package these products for the local, national and export markets.

GNPLC is striving towards world class and to be the Number 1 Alcoholic Drinks Company in Nigeria. The company is investing huge resources into: growing production and sales volumes, continuous improvement of their operations, training and development of their staff (CAP) and capital for the latest technology.

The Electrical Technician Automation 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 PPMS/EISC improvement initiatives in their department and for their own training and development. They will report to the Automation Engineer Packaging

Purpose of Role

To maintain (inspect and adjust) and repair line equipment proactively as per maintenance targets in order to continually improve line efficiency, to optimize equipment availability and to minimize losses and risk.

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

Top 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 Deliver best possible plant operation by maximising plant availability and efficiency of operation through execution of Planned Preventative Maintenance schedules. 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 Manage spares required by their plant and equipment – includes draw down stock from locally provided “bins” and be accountable for whatever stock is drawn down. Technicians will demonstrate flexibility in terms of availability, attitude and work practices, and assist colleagues in breakdowns, maintenance and solving problems on their equipment. Support site in ensuring power systems and lightening controls and maintenance Share and apply new skills as acquired, participate in departmental Continuous Improvement initiatives and PPMS/EISC to meet/exceed improvement targets. Consider general opportunities to improve work areas. Compile and communicate whatever reports are required – either original reports or those generated automatically. This includes status sheets, check sheets, condition monitoring sheets, etc.

Qualifications and Experience Required

  • OND/HND/BSc in Electrical/ Electronic Engineering and others as applicable or equivalent.
  • 3 years’ experience/competence in motor controls and lightening maintenance. Performance Measurement in a brewery or drinks or food manufacturing environment especially in power generating environment
  • Proven skills and experience in Bottling principles and processes, SHE principles and procedures, electrical control principles and ability  to read and interpret wiring diagrams
  • Demonstrate understanding of teamwork principles, continuous improvement, preventative maintenance and problem solving
  • Demonstrate detailed understanding of Permit to Work system and GNPLC SHE policies, statutory requirements and responsibilities.
  • High level of energy and commitment to team based achievement and high interpersonal effectiveness to develop & sustain robust relationships.
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