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Electrical Automation Specialist

 Location: Auckland
Function: Supply Chain
Sub-Function: Supply Chain - Production
Type of Contract: Permanent

When you join DB Breweries, you join the global HEINEKEN whanau, where everyone is encouraged to be themselves, contribute their ideas, learn and grow as part of one of the largest beer and cider brewing companies in the world spanning 70 countries. 


We believe diverse views make great brews, and the vibe in our team is very much reflected in our four values: PASSION for consumers and customers, CARE for people and planet, ENJOYMENT of life, and COURAGE to dream and pioneer.  We offer a great range of employee benefits and positive culture which includes:


  • Free health, life and income protection insurances.
  • 5% employer contribution to your KiwiSaver.
  • Free monthly allowance of beer, RTDs, cider or zero alcohol beverages.
  • 20% employee discount at Star Hospitality venues (Kapura and Joylab restaurants and bars).
  • ‘Enjoyment of Life' leave (an extra day each year to do something you enjoy).
  • A range of other benefits including generous parental leave provisions, free confidential counselling support, digital wills, feminine hygiene products, retail discounts and more.
  • Free learning and wellbeing tools and leadership development programmes.
  • As a member of Mind The Gap, we’re committed to addressing gender pay gaps and we’ve also supported the Pacific Pay Gap Inquiry.
  • Flexible work arrangements for roles that can be performed remotely including work-from-home up to two days each week.
  • Free parking.


You will be responsible for:


Ensuring the reliability and availability of all production and utilities equipment, and having a long-term focus and providing input to the planning and execution of Electrical, Automation and Mechanical maintenance and reliability improvement plans. Ensuring health, safety, and food safety is a priority.

Key responsibilities will include:


  • Engineering Compliance - Supporting the following processes
    • Safety – Bowties. PSM, Heineken Safety Maintenance Standards & Improvements, ISO, Regulatory
    • Food Safety – support QP & Food Safety Teams with appropriate Maintenance Standards/Strategy, ISO, Regulatory
    • HeiQuest Compliance & Good practices
    • PCD Compliance
  • Electrical Standards – responsible for management of Compliance to local regulations and internal standards
  • Electrical & Automation Reliability Improvement
  • Preventive Maintenance
  • Supporting management of Automation and Control Hardware and Software Systems to ensure maximum plant up-time and reliability.
  • Supporting administration and maintenance of existing automation systems, development, and implementation of new systems, providing technical support and training.
  • Proposing AM support improvements for automation and support implementation.
  • Responsible for the management of the Calibration Process and System for the Brewery.
  • Responsible for the implementation of HACS (top down / bottom up) focusing on reducing electrical failures.
  • Responsible for the management of maintaining automation back-up data (parameter, PLC, HMI etc.). Back-up of hardware machines to servers.
  • Planned Maintenance.
  • Supporting PCD Asset overview continuously updated and included in maintenance plan for software update and patching.
  • Supporting maintenance planning team leader and maintenance team leaders with electrical preventive maintenance plans and plans to improve asset performance and/or reduce costs.
  • Supporting optimisation of Electrical PM strategy (standards and tasks) and spare parts management through Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) process to extend life and reduce costs.
  • Systematic Breakdown Analysis & Reduction.
  • Lead and helping to coach systematic maintenance processes (i.e. SBDR, SMSR, MTTR) – Primarily in packaging.
  • Leading Un-planned stops deployments related to electrical failures (BD%, MTBF, MTTR) to support improvement plans using TPM methodology to meet Line Performance targets.
  • Capex Implementation.
  • Responsible for managing implementation of a rolling project plan to replace obsolete and unsupported equipment and systems. Primarily in packaging and supporting brewing utilities as necessary.
  • Support management of Automation Roadmap projects. Primarily in packaging and supporting brewing utilities as necessary.
  • Support management of the Engineering led Brewery Capex plan and execution of projects (includes sustainability driven projects) through:
  • Electrical Design and Installation.
  • Automation Implementation.
  • Process Engineering.


Your background and experiences

  • Minimum 5 years maintenance experience and managing of people.
  • Mastered all foundation level activities and required experience for ME.
  • Advanced knowledge and experience in maintenance engineering, supply and inventory management work processes.
  • Strong facilitating skills and ample knowledge and experience in RCM, FMECA and TPM.

We wanted to send a friendly reminder that you don’t have to be the perfect match on paper to be the perfect fit for us here at DB Breweries. We believe in growth, and that means learning and developing as you go, nobody is a master of all trades. So, if you are reading this and there is a spark of interest, we encourage you to take the leap and apply because your potential might be just what we are looking for. Your unique perspective and passion could bring something special to our team, it’s all about drive, potential and your enthusiasm. So go ahead and click apply, you never know where this opportunity might lead you.


At HEINEKEN, we brew great beers and we build great brands.  We’re committed to surprising and exciting our consumers and employees everywhere.  We have a proud history and heritage in brewing and in our communities.  With operations in over 70 markets globally, we are the world's most international brewer.

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