Mechanical Engineer, Packaging, Lagos Brewery

Guinness (A Diageo Company)

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Diageo is the world’s leading premium drinks company, a business built on the principles and foundations laid by the giants of our industry.

The success of Guinness, Smirnoff, Johnnie Walker, Tanqueray and many more brands led to the formation of our company in 1997 and we only thrive today because of the 32,000 talented people we have globally to grow our brands, old and new, and keep them strong. 

Guinness Nigeria is not only regarded as an iconic African company, but also as a company that believes in enriching the communities within which it operates.

At Guinness, we are renowned internationally for our brands of unmatched quality.

In Guinness Nigeria Plc., we recognize that the engagement of our employees is critical to our business performance.

We believe that our success is dependent on our ability to create an environment where all our employees feel included and able to perform at their best.

Do you want to become a custodian of some of the most iconic brands in the world?

Are you willing to find out more about our purpose, culture, and values in our Life section?

If you think Guinness Nigeria (Diageo) is the best place for you to be, then look no further because as an employee at Diageo, our most valuable asset is you.

Further details and requirements of this job can be found below.



  • The Lagos Brewery produces various Guinness products through an establishment of permanent staff and various supporting contractors.
  • The products are made for the local, national and export markets.
  • The Brewery works in harmony with its sister breweries in Benin and Aba to ensure that costs of the delivered products are optimized.
  • The products are packaged in glass.
  • The role in question is based in the packaging department.

Purpose of the role 

  • The role requires the incumbent to take particular ownership of the maintenance of one line, and share his expertise with the engineers supporting the other packaging lines.

Role Complexity 

  • The role has moderate complexity in that the incumbent needs to influence as well as provide leadership and direction to craftsmen and technical operators at varying skill levels.
  • Good communication skills are a key role component.

Leadership Responsibilities 

  • The role reports directly to the Packaging Engineer.
  • The role provides mentoring and guidance to the various craftsmen who operate either on shift or on day duty, as well as to the various contractors who are brought in to support operations and/or improvement on an as needed basis.


Top Accountabilities 

  • Take responsibility for the delivery of engineering of outstanding quality in the packaging department
  • Use his expertise to support his engineering colleagues and his manager (the Packaging Engineer) to deliver equally high-quality engineering elsewhere in the department.
  • Work closely with the Maintenance Planners to ensure that maintenance tasks on his line are adequately scoped, resourced, completed and evaluated. 
  • Participate effectively in initiatives to drive packaging performance and efficiencies through engineering skill development and coaching.

Qualifications and Experience

  • For this role, third level (university or equivalent institution or professional body) qualification in engineering is necessary.  Preference would be in the fields of mechanical or electrical engineering, but other fields of engineering can be a possibility depending on the experience base of the incumbent.
  • Familiarity with the Maximo engineering software and with the principles of World Class Manufacturing (or equivalent) would be an advantage.
  • Familiarity and experience with office software such as MS Excel and MS Project will also be an advantage.
  • The incumbent should have at least 2 years’ experience in process industry, ideally working in a production environment.
  • ‘Hands on experience’ on Programmable Logic Control (PLC) with Siemens Sematic S7 will be an immense advantage.

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Guinness (A Diageo Company)

Job Level

Fresh Graduate/Entry Level/Graduate Internship





Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

1 - 3 years