Technician, non-mgmt

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Technician, non-mgmt

  • Post Date:June 5, 2024
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  • Career Level Technician
    Qualification Diploma
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Manufacturing
Job Description

BAT is evolving at pace – truly like no other organisation.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!

BAT Zimbabwe is looking for a Technician.

FUNCTION: Operations


To proficiently operate at least one of the following technologies in SMD; a Protos Cigarette Maker or a GD Cigarette Packer or a KDF Filter Maker and be able to operate at least one other technology as a reliever (e.g., The maker operator should be able to relive the packing operator during meal breaks). He/she will also lead major preventive maintenance & overhaul, installations & commissioning on at least one of the technologies installed in SMD; a Protos Cigarette Maker or a GD Cigarette Packer or a KDF Filter Maker.


  • Lead, support and execute Technical Operators in attending to any machine breakdowns promptly.
  • Carrying out planned maintenance inspections and preventive maintenance.
  • Proficiently operate a Protos Cigarette Maker or a GD Cigarette Packer or a KDF Filter Maker efficiently to achieve agreed production targets while giving the updates on the machine performance and tasks.
  • Lead and support the operators to ensure proper machine settings across the factory to ensure good quality.
  • Carry out modifications to improve on performance following a decision to do so by the manager.
  • Ensure key sub-assembly spares are available when required and in good condition.
  • Lead Technical Operators in carrying out machine conversions when necessary.
  • Lead the team of Technical Operators in projects such as installations and commissioning.


  • At least 5 years’ experience working in a factory setting in a similar position in a manufacturing environment
  • Technical Operator with demonstrated Preventive Maintenance skills and ability and able to competently carry-out machine overhauls on at least a Protos or GD or KDF in SMD including service and utility equipment.
  • Consistently demonstrate positive leadership attributes and leads by example to be a good role model for your managers, peers, and Technical Operators.
  • Own at least one Daily Management System
  • Provide task teams with all information and guidance they need to execute assigned projects.
  • Participate in Pillar activities
  • Proactively create opportunities for development and growth for all trainees and technical operators through coaching and clear/constructive/timely feedback
  • Deals with performance issues in a timely and transparent manner.
  • Actively participate and lead Integrated Work Systems activities and initiatives through others to contribute to the team success
  • Consistently demand discipline of self and others to raise standards and deliver stretch results.
  • Step in to support other technical operators and Trainees to ensure timely and effective resolution of operational challenges.
  • Lead others through Gap analysis and troubleshooting by using problem solving and improvement tools
  • The Job Holder must have at least a National Diploma in Engineering


Good communication and interpersonal skills are necessary to effectively work in a team and communicate with the team members, managers, and other stakeholders from other sections/departments.


At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Collaboration, diversity, and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!