BREWING ENGINEER – Newlands Brewery

• Partake in the development of the asset care plan for the brewing, contributing suggestions and providing expert advice
• Implement the asset care plan for the brewing, ensuring the engineering team have the required competencies
• Ensure that asset care goals are incorporated into engineering team and individual goals
• Audit compliance to the asset care program by both the engineering team and shift based teams
• Ensure that asset care competencies are developed in the engineering team
• Where training needs have been identified, through the training specialist, ensure these are addressed
• Exercise budgetary controls over the asset care requirements of brewing


• Responsible for the overall reliability and uptime of brewing plant
• Lead the engineering team in the provision of asset care and engineering support to the shift based production teams
• Verifies that engineering team are carrying out routine and planned maintenance, and validates quality of work
• Verifies that the maintenance systems are working properly and that data integrity and information accuracy maintained
• Reviews plant reliability to ensure equipment is operating optimally and to identify problems or opportunities timeously
• Takes part in maintenance problem solving, and ensure that engineering team is applying the correct problem solving techniques

• Takes part in regional and central office plant optimization trials, providing advice, assistance and guidance where required
• Evaluates impact of new plant and equipment, and signs off all plant modifications and changes
• Analyses plant performance data to identify opportunities for improvement to plant performance, and initiates opportunity evaluation

• Analyses plant failure modes and investigate causes for repeat failures to identify and correct root causes
• Takes part in evaluating continuous improvement opportunities identified by the production teams or engineering support
• Ensures that continuous improvement is built into engineering team goals and forms part of regular goal review sessions

• Lead the engineering team in a manner that engenders ownership, empowerment and team interaction
• Lead the development of engineering team goals and ensure these are communicated and understood by team members
• Conducts regular engineering team goal review session, and conduct regular one-on-one and performance reviews
• Ensure training need analyses are conducted and training plans developed for team members
• Ensure appropriate competencies are developed in the team, and ensure cross skilling occurs within the engineering team

• Ensure that the engineering team apply proper safety and housekeeping procedures, and adhere to all legal requirement when carrying out their tasks
• Ensure implementation of the appropriate SAB and legislative policies (such as OSH act) on safety and housekeeping
• Ensure that safety and housekeeping receive appropriate focus through regular checks and safety audits
• Where unsafe work practices have been identified, the Brewing Engineer is responsible for correcting this.

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