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Employer:  Swinkels Family Brewers

Lieshout, NL

Join the Family!

We are Swinkels Family Brewers, a 100% independent family brewer of beautiful beers such as Bavaria, Cornet and La Trappe. We have been doing business for 300 years based on our shared passion for beer and a good feeling for quality. With more than 1,800 colleagues worldwide, we work together to get the best out of ourselves and to pass on the brewery to the next generation in an even better way.

Principal Maintenance Engineer

Employer:  Swinkels Family Brewers

Lieshout, NL

The Challenge
In the coming years, Swinkels Family Brewers will continue to expand both nationally and internationally. For a Greenfield Project in Latin America, we are looking for a talented and ambitious principal maintenance engineer, who wants to help us grow our brewery.

You will be working in the Technical Department and report to the Technical Director. You work closely with the Principal Maintenance Supervisor, Principal Utility Engineer and Principal Automation Engineer, and each of them are responsible for their discipline team. You lead the team of Maintenance Engineering and manage and motivate the maintenance engineer(s), maintenance planner(s) and spare part storekeeper(s) daily.


The adventure
You will work and live in a vibrant Caribbean atmosphere, where a new greenfield brewery is being constructed. Ideally, you blend in when the installations are being commissioned around January 2023, such that you are part of the team from the very start of production. You contribute to the formation of a professional technical organization and lead the design and realization of a new maintenance and asset management software platform. We look for a young professional who wants to boost his career and wants to gain vast experience in managing and setting up a team within an international environment and… who likes to enjoy a crispy, freshly brewed beer. Ideally, this assignment is your first step toward many more future international challenges within the group.


What will you do?
In the role of Principal Maintenance Engineer, you will be managing the Maintenance Engineering team on our Brewery and assuring the operation is successful. Furthermore, you will examine warranty claims together with the Technical Director.
As Principal Maintenance Engineer, you are responsible for the following processes:

  • Performing Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Managing Service Level Agreements (SLA)
  • Execute Reliability Engineering
  • Managing As-built documentation


Who are you?

  • You have experience in the organization and planning of planned and corrective maintenance at a food production company.
  • You have a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical and/or Electrical Engineering
  • You are customer-oriented
  • You share a positive “can-do” attitude
  • You are a teamplayer and teambuilder
  • You will be based in Latin America / Caribbean and therefore be willing to reallocate.
  • You speak Spanish and English fluently.


What do you get in return?
A challenging job, with plenty of opportunities to do business within a rapidly growing company, realize your ambitions, and bring your insights to the fore. You will also find an open culture in an informal work environment, where the core values of entrepreneurship, ownership and collaboration are paramount. Of course, we also offer good terms of employment, with an eye for internal training and personal development. And yes, from time to time we also enjoy sampling a delicious beer from our wide selection of great beer brands.


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