SAB/ABInBev: General Worker Opportunities

Identifying and delivering initiatives to deliver step change performance improvement and process stability in order to realise true process capability.

Competence Requirements

  • BSc Engineering or equivalent tertiary education
  • 3-5 years as a Section Engineer ideally in an FMCG company
  • Cover for Brewing department and NSBCo
  • Experience with modern VPO Maintenance Pillar
  • Previous exposure in brewing or similar process
  • Ability to ensure that all equipment and resources are available for an effective maintenance system
  • Ability to manage and ensure an effective spares stock levels and to ensure that costs are within budget
  • Ability to ensure that principles of VPO are implemented within brewing department
  • Ability to ensure that plant start-ups and shut downs are done safely and properly
  • Knowledge of the OH&S Act and NOSA standards
  • Ability to effect good HR processes to ensure that people are disciplined, motivated, developed and properly managed to

ensure effective team performance

  • Government Certificate of Competence would be an advantage
  • Analytical and evaluative skills
  • Sound interpersonal and communication skills – Articulate
  • Conceptual skills
  • Accurate, decisiveness and persuasiveness
  • People handling and leadership skills

Output and Accountabilities


  • 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



  • Takes part in regional and central office plant optimization trials, providing advice, assistance and guidance where


  • 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


Additional Information

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.

Band: VI-B

Location: Newlands Brewery

Country: South Africa

City: Cape Town

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Author: Admin

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