Automation Engineer

at Heineken
Location Harar, Harari, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 16, 2021
Category Engineering
Job Type Full-time
Currency ETB


Purpose of the job

Ensure the required availability for the production process of process automation and computerisation systems at the lowest possible cost and taking into account both legal and Heineken’s regulations. Determine the policy and master plan in the fields of process automation and process computerisation within the brewery.

Key Responsibilities

  • Create a safe and a hygienic environment and ensure 5S during all maintenance activities
  • Support the Technical Manager in preparing training needs analysis and develop training plans accordingly; monitor that training delivers the expected results
  • Support the technological team to minimize extract losses
  • Extract and analyze automation data
  • Support (24h, 7 day per week together with electrical engineer)  corrective maintenance in automation and process control by evaluation, troubleshooting support and knowledge transfer
  • Manage software modifications, backups, parameter registration and version control
  • Manage software licences and versions
  • Train and assess the performance of shift technicians and automation technicians with regards to solving automation issues
  • Support inventory requirements for automation and process control
  • Prepare, engineer, execute and evaluate required software or automation modifications
  • Participate in TPM PM teams for breakdowns and short-stops reduction
  • Develop a maintenance policy and a master plan on automation
  • Support the engineering manager in development of the automation contingency plan (obsoletes management)
  • Organize thirds party services with regards to automation support (e.g. “teleservice” and emergency support)
  • Support the production team in translation of technical requirements from new product/recipe developments and implementation of these changes via modifications.
  •  Develop and maintain a database of all brewery PA/PI equipment (e.g. settings, sensitivity, parameters, reach etc.)

Department: Technic

Function; Supply Chain

Reporting to position; Sr. Automation Engineer

Job Requirements


  • Bachelor or Master in electrical engineering


  • Siemens S7 programming experience mandatory

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