Maintenance Controller – Control & Automation

  • Onitsha, Nigeria
  • 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

Opportunities exist for highly skilled and result driven Maintenance Controller E/C&A -Packaging in our Onitsha Plant reporting to the Packaging Engineer. The successful incumbent with excellent understanding of Control and Automation Processes will provide for the efficient supply of all Automation services to the Packaging departments within the brewery

Responsibilities and Accountabilities 

  • Ability to manage a maintenance department  

  •  Mental alertness

  •  Analytical and evaluations skills

  •  Problem solving skills

  •  Articulate communication

  •  Good interpersonal skills

  •  People handling ability

  •  Accuracy, judgement, decisiveness and persuasiveness 

  •  Work organization and drive

  •  Motivational and developmental skills 

  •  Enforce required standards   

  •  Prepares the allocated area ZBB Maintenance budget 

  •  Complies to approved budget 

  •  Highlights risk areas ahead of time 

Expected Standards 

  • Analytical ability and attention to detail  

  • Display initiative and ability to interact and influence at all levels of the organisation, within a team environment and with suppliers  

  • Motivated self-starter with high energy levels  

  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines  

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills  

  • Team player 


  • Min. of B.Sc./HND in Electrical Engineering

  • 3-5 Years on the job training  

Traits & Competences Required: 

  • Interpret process description specifications and conduct modifications /optimisations of process control software as per specifications and software standards. Identify process control software deviations and resolve or recommend solutions

  • Support the process control software change management process 

  • Maintain process control software integrity and security

  • Support the development of and upgrade preventative maintenance procedures for process control systems

  • Identify and resolve equipment malfunctions, working with manufacturers and field representatives as necessary to procure replacement parts

  • Maintain working knowledge of new technology instrumentation, software, etc., through reading and/or attending conferences, workshops or other training  

  • Provide engineering/projects support and recommendations for new and existing equipment about installation, upgrades and enhancement

  • Troubleshoot Packaging as well as Brewing and E&F process control systems when required

Additional Information

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

The company policy requires that your immediate manager is informed of your intention to apply for the role and only shortlisted candidate will be contacted and specify the plant where the role you are applying for seats.

Internal applicants please ensure you attach line manager approval as well, ONLY CANDIDATES WITH LINE MANAGER APPROVAL WILL BE SHORTLISTED.

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

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