Shift Technician (Mechanical) Job at Diageo

Shift Technician (Mechanical) Job at Diageo… See details on how to apply for the opportunities available at Diageo.




Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.


  • Provide builds into maintenance plans, weekly, monthly & annual in liaison with planner, E&I Engineer and ACM.
  • Spearhead continuous improvement activities.
  • Implementation of engineering and maintenance issues within agreed standards.
  • Spearhead problem solving in liaison with ACM and E&I Eng.
  • Decide on temporary remedial measures and modification on Mechanical systems to sustain production while arrangements for permanent solution are being made.
  • Freedom of action within company policy and procedures.
  • Evaluation of the quality of spares supplied.
  • Recommend stocking of non-stock items.


  • Area Engineer administratively and on day-to-day activities
  • Site safety team on PTW system, safety standards i.e. providing Engineering solutions through ERICPD, SFIP, SIRC closure
  • Stores manager on receipt of ordered services stock and non-stock.
  • Electrical and Instruments Engineer in relation to maintenance, plant modifications, breakdown maintenance and continuous improvements.
  • Procurement on supplier reviews, spares acquisition and resolving TQ
  • Shift Managers and operators in site operations.
  • Quality manager on equipment efficiency validation and defect identification and elimination
  • Utilities team on utilities optimization
  • OPEX team through MMS on driving best practices, DMAICs and process codification.
  • Work with External contractors on commissioning of contracted new installations and supervision of repair/service and maintenance works.

Top Accountabilities

Decision Making Authority

  1. Responsibility for asset maintenance and recommendation on improvement, replacement, modification and decommission.
  2. Ensure availability of non-stock/nil stock spares
  3. Determine equipment centre lines, track deviations, stop and fix any equipment deviating from standard operating parameters.
  4. Determining causes of breakdowns and giving solutions
  5. Order available spares from store during B/downs or maintenance.
  6. Deciding on which tasks to refer to ACM

Key Performance Indicators

  • Execution of maintenance activities to plan i.e. zero maintenance excess.
  • Deliver on quality by ensuring process parameters are controlled and maintained within recommended set values through equipment process validation
  • New installations/plants operate as per agreed commissioning standards.
  • Champion raising and closing of SIRCs
  • Deliver plant Reliability
  • Deliver plant Availability
  • Weekly tracking and control of equipment MTTR & MTBF.
  • Deliver on AOP Maintenance Cost Per HL
  • Ensure delivery of zero harm agenda by ensuring 100% working of all equipment safety mechanisms
  • Optimize water and energy usage as defined by OEM
  • Supervise PPM completion and backlog management
  • Alignment to training plan
  • Alignment to walk about and inspection schedule
  • Carry out failure mode analysis on replaced components for feedback to ACM, E&I engineer and OEM
  • Lead delivery of RCPS as per defined triggers
  • Compliance to audit one plan.
  • Capturing all machine related issues in CMMS (SAP)
  • Drive improvement through use of MMS tools (e.g. DMAICS, STM, FI etc)
  • Standardizing of maintenance procedures and processes i.e. centre lining, process equipment codification
  • Drive sustainability projects i.e. Energy and water optimization

Qualifications and Experience Required:

  • Higher national diploma with a min of 5 years proven experience or Bachelors Degree in Mechanical  Engineering with 2-5 years’ proven experience in the FMCG industry
  • Knowledge of Mechanical Engineering & Process technology.
  • Ability to interpret technical drawings, maintenance manuals, schematic drawings and general engineering specifications to carry out the job.
  • Use of SAP – maintenance
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM)
  • Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Assessment (FMECA)
  • Asset care Best Practice
  • Knowledge of Bottling procedures to avail plant utilities and equipment service
  • Appreciation of procedures of personnel, stores, security and purchasing departments
  • Trouble shooting skills.
  • Ability to communicate in both written and oral formats.
Application Deadline: 31st March 2022.