Automation Engineer at Bralirwa

Location: GISENYI



Type of Contract: PERMANENT

BRALIRWA Plc, Part of the Heineken Company, is engaged in the production, distribution, and sales of a wide range of beer and beverage brands. A career with BRALIRWA offers great challenges combined with exciting opportunities to own and grow one’s career in line with their aspirations.

BRALIRWA is looking for a qualified, dedicated & experienced individual to fill the position of  Automation Engineer  based in  Gisenyi  reporting to the  Engineering Manager.


    • Manage and organize asset master data within the CMMS.
    • Use, monitor, control the asset breakdown structure, and define all planned maintenance tasks and inventory items in CMMS.
    • Monitor asset performance (production line availability).
    • Support Maintenance Engineer in optimizing planned maintenance strategy (standards and tasks), maintaining automation master plan and optimizing spare parts management.
    • Propose autonomous maintenance support policy for automation and support implementation.
    • Supports engineering leader (EL) and report to the EL in initiating and driving optimized maintenance processes (i.e. improve and sustain asset performance and reducing costs).
    • Feed planning team leader and maintenance planner with preventive maintenance plans and plans to improve asset performance
    • Implement weak component analysis (WCA) and executes improvement activities to improve weak points of equipment.
    •  Responsible for assessment and training in automation troubleshooting
    • Maintains automation back-up data (parameter, PLC, HMI etc.).
    • Collect safety related maintenance tasks and translates into maintenance plans for execution
    • Collects quality related maintenance tasks and translates into maintenance plans for execution, including calibration activities.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, instrumentation, Automation or any other related field.
    • Minimum of 3 years in technical operations or plant automation
    • S7 Advanced training
    • Fluent in English , French and Kinyarwanda


    • Good communication skills and ability to connect with different stakeholders
    • People Management skills and team collaboration spirit
    • Aptitude online test
    • Driving License Category “B”



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The closing date for submission of applications is  Thursday 05th September 2019.

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