Automation Engineer – Packaging

Nigerian Breweries  |  Nigeria

Posted 26 May


Exciting Career Opportunity as Automation Engineer 

Nigerian Breweries Plc is the pioneer and largest brewing Company in Nigeria. We are the home of great brands, with products formulated and brewed under the highest quality standards and procedures. Our rich portfolio of quality Lager, Stout, Non-alcoholics and Spirit make us stand out. From our first champion, Star Lager Beer to our youngest gems, we ignite memorable moments that bring us together and create unforgettable bonds.  They help make the world a little better… one day, one beer, one cheers at a time!

What makes us great? It’s our people! A life with Nigeria Breweries Plc provides an enabling environment to grow your career in line with your aspirations. Come join the team!

We are offering an exciting opportunity to join our Supply Chain team as a Shift Manager Brewing.

The Automation Engineer manages the automation processes in packaging by ensuring the reliability and availability of all production equipment having a long-term focus, providing input to planning and execution of maintenance plans and keeping health and safety as a priority. He/She leads continuous improvement using KPI- and TPM tools and is responsible for ensuring that the safety agenda is implemented in area of responsibility.



  • Creates and maintains a safe environment according to the applicable statutory, HEINEKEN and local regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Feeds Planning team leader and maintenance planner with preventive maintenance plans  to failures and  restore assets to basic condition.
  • Supports resolution of Automation linked Corrective Maintenance in Packaging
  • Mentors and trains PM, CM and Machine Specialists in executing breakdown analysis and implementation of minor stops, alarm & speed loss reduction process
  • Provide high level of production network security through effective network/systems administration and adherence to information security policy for the PCD as the alternate network/systems administrator in his/her work area.
  • Manages assigned project by developing an accurate plan, defining clear scope while allocating sufficient resources to achieve specific goals On-Time-In-Full (OTIF) and within budget.


  • Bachelors Degree with a minimum of 2nd Class upper or 2nd Class lower with a Master degree in Computer Engineering, Communication Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Systems/Software Engineering. A masters degree offers an added advantage.
  • 4+ years of experience driving maintenance engineering processes. 
  • Good knowledge of maintenance operations and CMMS (i.e. asset master data key-user and becoming/training for asset master data expert).
  • Possess basic knowledge of cost driver and performance killer analysis, ABC criticality ranking, preventive maintenance, critical spare parts selection, item segmentation & inventory management, asset performance management.
  • Excellent technical maintenance analysis- and reporting skills. 
  • People management and leadership experience. 
  • In-depth competence in maintenance methodology, TPM or Six Sigma  and project management.
  • Experience in change management and process improvement activities, designing scalable solutions and implementing these at pace and at scale


  • Safety Management & Factory Automation Safety skills
  • Advanced Electrical Standards & Power Systems, PLC & Controllers, Instrumentation & Control, Supervisory Control Systems, Networking & Operational Technology (PCD), Industrial Communications
  • Packaging Automation Operations & Control
  • Maintenance Planning, Scheduling, Execution and Control
  • Troubleshooting & Analysis 
  • Management of Maintenance Processes
  • Financial Planning and Value Creation
  • Project Management
  • Change management and process improvement
  • CMMS, 
  • Digital TPM, Agile

Why Join Us?

  • Attractive remuneration and benefits.
  • Paid time off
  • Employee mental health assistance programme
  • Medical insurance for employees, spouses and children.
  • Life insurance
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Grants for car ownership
  • Flexible work arrangement
  • Free onsite crèche
  • Recreational facilities e.g. swimming pool, tennis court.

Embracing and celebrating diversity is core to Nigerian Breweries’ purpose of “brewing the joy of true togetherness to inspire a better world”. We believe that people as diverse as our brews – including and not limited to gender, ethnicity, age, religious beliefs, nationality, social background, disability and thinking style – enrich our lives and strengthen our business. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates as we champion a culture of belonging that provides fair and equal opportunities for all.

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