Machine Specialist

  • Full Time
  • Lusaka

Zambia Breweries

Vacancy title:

Machine Specialist

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: , Category: ]

Jobs at:

Zambia Breweries

Deadline of this Job:

Tuesday, April 16 2024

Duty Station:

Within Zambia , Ndola, South – Central Africa


Job description

Dreaming big is in our DNA. It’s who we are as a company. It’s our culture. It’s our heritage. And more than ever, it’s our future. A future where we’re always looking forward. Always serving up new ways to meet life’s moments. A future where we keep dreaming bigger. We look for people with passion, talent, and curiosity, and provide them with the teammates, resources and opportunities to unleash their full potential. The power we create together – when we combine your strengths with ours – is unstoppable. Are you ready to join a team that dreams as big as you do?

The key purpose of this role is to maintain, repair, and optimize machines and associated devices to ensure machine availability and product quality at minimum cost whilst maintaining standards.

Roles And Responsibilities

  • Take part in maintenance planning meeting, contributing suggestions and clarifying work required
  • Carry out work during the planned, routine and opportunity maintenance window in accordance with the planned maintenance schedule issued by the Planner
  • Where scheduled work cannot be completed, feed back to the Maintenance Planner for direction, this may involve rescheduling the work or prioritizing outstanding work
  • Assist fellow team members in the execution of their tasks in during planned maintenance windows
  • Complete any administration and COSWIN tasks in support of planned maintenance
  • Partake in maintenance post mortems to feedback problems, opportunities and learnings from maintenance activities
  • Carry out Autonomous Operations as per requirements
  • Partake in cleaning, lubrication and inspection in accordance with the maintenance schedule issued by the Maintenance
  • Planner must be resolved using the appropriate problem solving techniques
  • Carry out routine maintenance activities in accordance with the maintenance schedule where problems have been uncovered during routine maintenance (where required, additional resources may be called in to assist)
  • Verify that where running repairs have been carried out, this has addressed the problem
  • Complete the administration tasks relating to any running repairs has carried out (this includes all COSWIN inputs) where running repairs cannot be carried out, communicate this to the Maintenance Planner to ensure the work is planned into the next planned window
  • Assist fellow team members to resolve problems on request
  • Take part, as functional expert, in AB reports on request
  • Where necessary, call-in additional resources to assist in problem solving or escalate to the Engineering Controller for direction
  • Analyse machine performance, conduct loss and waste analysis and develop action plans to improve performance
  • Provide specialist support to the shift-based teams during operations, this will include standby and day shift support. Where requested, assist as a functional expert in problem solving
  • Where requested, provide guidance and advice to the shift-based teams on machine operation, machine fault finding and correct responses to machine failure modes
  • Where requested, provide coaching, mentoring and knowledge transfer of machine operation to shift based teams
  • Assess Operators and Artisans ability to carry out tasks. Take part, as functional expert, in regional and central office plant optimization trials. Adhere to work practices that support shift-based teams.
  • Always operate in a safe manner, and identify and highlight unsafe work practices so that these may be corrected
  • Carry out work according to the work instructions and adhere to maintenance procedures


  • Min – Advance certificate in Mechanical Engineering Process Artisan, Maintenance artisan 3-4 years as Technician on cold glue labelling machine will an added advantage. Computer literate
  • Carry out housekeeping tasks, and apply 5S principles during the

Additional Information:

Band: X

SAB/ABInBev is an equal opportunity employer and all appointments will be made in line with SAB/ABInBev employment equity plan and talent requirements. The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short listing.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 48

Level of Education: Professional Certificate

Interested candidates should send their CVs

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