Mechanical Technician at Diageo | April 2024

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Job Description

Serengeti Breweries Limited (SBL) is a fully integrated beverage business in Diageo Africa (supply and demand for beer and spirits) It is a subsidiary of East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL), the largest business unit in Diageo Africa and the largest listed Company on the NSE in Kenya. SBL operates exclusively in Tanzania and is the second largest beer company with a market share of around 25%.

SBL was incorporated in 1988 as Associated Breweries Limited, commenced commercial operations in 1996 with one brewery in Dar es Salaam and changed its name to Serengeti Breweries Limited in 2002. The company was acquired by EABL in October 2010 and now has three breweries located in Dar es Salaam, Mwanza and Moshi.

SBL flagship brand is Serengeti Premium Lager and Serengeti Lite. Other brand portfolios include Guinness smooth, Guinness, Pilsner Lager. Headquartered in Dar es Salaam, SBL is also the distributor of several global Diageo international renowned spirit brands such as Johnnie Walker®, Smirnoff Vodka®, Bailey’s Irish Cream ®, Richot®, Bond 7 Whiskey® and Gilbeys Gin®


Achievement of the overall business plans impacting on COGS by ensuring all maintenance tasks are executed with optimal costs and minimizing quality defects in the final products.

Market Complexity

SBL operates in a competitive environment and in a vast geography. The Inflation rates remain high in Tanzania and average income per capita is less than 1 USD per day. The GDP growth is estimated at 7% and is expected to grow to 7.5% as investment, gold production, trade and tourism pick up. There is growing consumer affluence and consumerism, giving rise to greater opportunities in our product categories

About role

The Mechanical Technician provide engineering support in the brewery. This cover, asset care maintenance, breakdown attendance, actioning improvement initiatives

Role responsibilities

  • Accountable for plant maintenance (plant, machinery, facilities)
  • Manage shift operation independently (include all utilities, brewing, ETP and packaging)
  • Understand and maintain Utility KPIs– co2, Energy (Electricity, Steam, Air) and water usage and Asset Care KPIs
  • Implements maintenance schedules – advise planner on necessary changes/ inclusions to improve on plant maintenance.
  • Effectively and safely execute maintenance breakdowns repairs and Complete 5why to establish root cause immediately after breakdown rectification.
  • Coach the technical operators on technical techniques
  •  Ensure 100% compliance with safety requirements at the work environment.
  • Any other work as will be directed by HOD/Team lead/Supervisor to ensure we meet safety, performance, legislative requirements

Qualifications and Experience Required:


  • A minimum of BSc Engineering (for Mechanical Technician)


  • At least three 3 years’ experience in process engineering
  • Understanding of industrial maintenance practices

Feel inspired? Then this may be the opportunity for you. Apply to join us.

Worker Type: Employee

Primary Location: Mwanza, Tanzania

Job Posting Start Date: 7 May 2024