Technical Trainee

  • Ndola, Zambia
  • Full-time

Company Description

Our Dream is to bring people together for a better world. Beer, the original social network, has been bringing people together for thousands of years. We are committed to building great brands that stand the test of time and to brewing the best beers using the finest natural ingredients. Our diverse portfolio of well over 400 beer brands includes global brands Budweiser, Corona and Stella Artois; multi-country brands Beck’s, Castle, Castle Lite, Hoegaarden, and Leffe; and local champions such as Aguila, Bud Light, Jupiler, Klinskoye, Modelo Especial, Quilmes, Skol, and Victoria. Our brewing heritage dates back more than 600 years, spanning continents and generations. From our European roots at the Den Hoorn brewery in Leuven, Belgium. To the pioneering spirit of the Anheuser & Co brewery in St. Louis, US. To the creation of the Castle Brewery in South Africa during the Johannesburg gold rush. To Bohemia, the first brewery in Brazil. Geographically diversified with a balanced exposure to developed and developing markets, we leverage the collective strengths of approximately 200,000 employees based in more than 50 countries worldwide.

Job Description

The Technical  Trainee programme  is  a  structured 18 months programme  which  is  designed to  address  the  acquisition of Technical skills and  experience for  graduates as  well as  familiarise them with the  company  culture  and  Principles. The  rigor  of  the  programme of  the  programme should  ensure  that an  individual  that  has  completed  the  programme  can  be  allocated an  area  of  responsibility  immediately

Key outputs and responsibilities

  • The  technical  traineeship is  primarily a  hands-on , self- study  program where  the  Trainee is  expected  to  gain  a  full understanding  of  the  theory, principles  and  operations  of  equipment across  Supply 

  • Participation in projects in supply aligned to the program requirements and brewery priorities

  • Apply  VPO principles 

  • Diagnosis of  systematic and situational problems and  troubleshooting  

  • Participation in Supply Team  structures  including acting roles  in  identified leadership position 

  • Communication of learnings and solutions across various levels of the business

  • The start-up procedure

  • Operating, monitoring and controlling the machine during normal operating conditions (this includes the relevant quality control assessments for the machine/equipment as well as the use of PIMS (Process Input Monitoring Sheets) and POMS (Process Output Monitoring Sheets)

  • The shutdown procedure

  • Brand and Pack change over’s

  • Quick Fix procedures

  • Cleaning and sterilizing procedures

  • Autonomous maintenance procedures

  • Know details of specifications, requirements, anticipated conditions and possible variations regarding input conditions, process conditions and output  

  • Understand what quality parameters are measured  and  understand the methodology behind the measurements 

  • You need to understand how each stage contributes to the sensory  characteristics of the final beer 

  • Before working in any area of the plant, you must familiarise yourself with safety risks and appropriate procedures

  • Perform 5s at the workstation


This job is particularly suitable for candidates who meet the following requirements: 

  • Grade 12 certificate with five credits 

  • Minimum Degree in Production, Electrical, Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, Megatroincs, Industrial Electronics, and Process instrumentation. Degree in Food and Biological Sciences or related field will be an added advantage 

  • Ability to communicate well 

  • Knowledge of customer service principles 

  • Proven leadership capability (high team engagement) 

  • Proven problem solving skills and ability to apply problem solving tools and strategies for root cause analysis 

  • Ability to work in a high pressure environment

  • Presentation and communication skills (PowerPoint & Excel skills are essential) 

  • Good decision-making ability 

  • Ability to analyze data; trend analysis and numerical ability

Additional Information

The company policy requires that your immediate manager is informed of your intention to apply for the role.

“Zambian Breweries PLC is an equal opportunities employer and we promote gender equality in the company.” 

The advert has minimum requirements listed. Management reserves the right to use additional/ relevant information as criteria for short-listing


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