Electronics Technician at British American Tobacco (BAT Nigeria)

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Job Title:  Electronics Technician

Job Number:  24485

Country: Nigeria
Location: Ibadan
Function: Operations
Level: Non-management
Appointment Type: Permanent

British American Tobacco is looking to hire an Electronics Technician to join our team in Ibadan, Nigeria

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Shift Team Lead in delivering the PQCDSM – Production, Quality, Cost, Delivery, Safety and Morale
  • Flow to the work as needed to meet the business need
  • Collaborate across lines and cell with other technicians as required to maintain cohesive, responsive, flexible organization
  • Participate in Shift Transition Meeting and Planned Stop huddles/critiques, per the Site DDS (Daily Direction Setting)  DMS (Daily Management system)
  • Participate in monthly performance review with Shift team lead and quarterly review with Line lead using scorecard/PAP (Personal Action Plan)
  • Participate in monthly/quarterly department team meetings/briefings
  • Actively participate in project delivery and execution
  • Support resources to comply with established standards and document standards for improvements made
  • Familiarize and comply with all applicable and relevant business processes, procedure and policies
  • Ensures that defects are found and fixed daily on assigned equipment, most especially around high loss areas
  • Fixes defects found, submits notifications for defects equipment owner is unable to fix and continues to follow-up until defect is repaired
  • Key driver for analyzing all safety risks and driving out losses associated with those risks
  • Implement all required and recommended actions/responsibilities to support Operating teams through the IWS (Integrated Work System) Phase Journey

Role requirements:

  • Minimum of 5 years of “hands on” experience in production environment, preferably in an FMCG company
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Higher National Diploma in Electrical Enginnering
  • Sound knowledge of PLC and Siemens S7
  • Ability to develop and effectively coach and train other technicians / new joiners
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Continous improvement mindest
  • Availability to work in shifts

British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.

Contractual Legal Entity: BAT Nigeria Limited (NG13)

About Brtish America Tobacco (BAT)

British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Limited is a fully owned subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group.

British American Tobacco has had an operational presence in Nigeria since 1912. The Group held a 60% shareholding value in the Nigerian Tobacco Company (NTC) while a 40% shareholding value was held by the Nigerian Government.  By 1978, there were three operating factories located at Ibadan, Port-Harcourt and Zaria.

However, the domestic industry experienced a decline when an influx of illicit trade and the deteriorating infrastructure created an uncertain business environment and investment slowed. This led to closures of the Port Harcourt and Ibadan factories and a downscaling of the Zaria operations.

The election of the 1999 civilian administration brought a renewed focus on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) which led to the incorporation of British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Limited.

British American Tobacco (Nigeria) Limited was incorporated on July 11, 2000 and subsequently merged with the Nigerian Tobacco Company on November 6 of the same year. The company is a fully owned subsidiary of the British American Tobacco Group.

On September 24, 2001 the Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Federal Government of Nigeria for an investment of $150 million to build a state-of-the-art-factory in Ibadan, Oyo State. The investment started a process that has impacted all aspects of the tobacco industry, from leaf growing, through to the manufacture and distribution of tobacco products.

Under the terms of the MoU, British American Tobacco Nigeria made a committment to work with the Nigerian government in the following areas;

  • Regularising the tobacco sector
  • Building potential for regional exports
  • Significantly increasing both the quality and quantity of tobacco grown
  • Establishing an independent Foundation to address rural socio economic development

On June 17, 2003, British American Tobacco Nigeria completed and commissioned its state-of-the-art factory in Ibadan.

The factory is staffed by first class Nigerian engineers and technicians, and research shows that products manufactured in the factory are of the highest international quality. This resulted in the certification of the factory to NIS ISO 9001:2000 by the Standard Organisation of Nigeria on May 18, 2005 with recertification in February 2009.

People

Our people – both past and present – are part of our history, part of who we are today and are an essential part of our future.We attract and retain experienced managers and graduate trainees who look forward to a challenging and rewarding career. The company’s employment policies include a commitment to equal opportunity, which eschews any form of discrimination, ethnic or religious bias.

Employees in BAT Nigeria are exposed to  a whole range of International assignments which is a critical developmental channel. This is aimed at  ensuring  our managers are able to gain exposure, share and implement global best practice in their respective locations .

Cigarette brands

In 2002, British American Tobacco Nigeria took a decision to localise the manufacture of our brands with a subsequent improvement in product quality and freshness. Our international brands which were previously imported – such as Benson and Hedges, St. Moritz, Rothmans, Consulate, London, Pall Mall and Royal Standard –  are now produced in Nigeria.