Maintenance Technician

Tuam, Ireland

Purpose of Position

Our Maintenance Technician/Fitter will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and repair of all mechanical equipment in compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements.  A significant feature of this role is to minimize equipment downtime thus optimizing overall plant performance.

Key duties and Responsibilities

  • Troubleshooting equipment related process problems and equipment failures to determine cause and to investigate repairs.
  • Logging maintenance data for analysis of equipment failure.
  • Plan and co-ordinate all maintenance activities including preventative maintenance on plant, machinery and equipment in the site.
  • Keep detailed records of all maintenance carried out on each piece of plant /equipment
  • Maintain a critical spares inventory for key maintenance items to minimise downtime.
  • Take responsibility for and resolve any breakdowns with production machinery to ensure they are back on-line as quickly as possible.
  • Troubleshoot any equipment causing production efficiency problems in a swift and timely manner
  • Support Engineering and Production personnel on continuous improvements and monitor equipment in order to recommend process improvements.
  • Drive ongoing and preventative maintenance programmes.
  • Working within a team and being flexible across the production facility
  • Electrical / mechanical maintenance of machinery
  • Take overall responsibility for all tool changes within the extrusion / Rotational Moulding process (training provided).
  • Implement any changes approved by management to plant or equipment
  • Take responsibility for handling and storage procedures to eliminate damage of moulds or other tooling / plant
  • Maintains safe and clean work environment by complying with established H&S policies and procedures.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years’ previous work experience as a maintenance technician/fitter and/or preventive maintenance role, preferably in a manufacturing, mechanical or construction environment
  • Relevant qualification HETAC Level 6 qualification or Senior Trades, in a relevant technical Discipline as a Maintenance Technician / Electrician / Industrial Mechanic / Fitter level or other relevant technical qualification.
  • Flexible to the needs of the business
  • Excellent communication skills – both fluent English verbal and written
  • Basic IT skills e.g. MS Excel, Word, Outlook,
  • Hands on active approach
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Self-driven and self-motivated
  • Ability to be flexible around machine breakdowns
  • Ability to work on your own, and part of a larger team
  • Strong Team player
  • Results & Performance Driven


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature of the work and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

If you are interested in this position, please submit your CV and cover letter to for the attention of Mary Dwyer, HR Manager

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 14th December 2018  (by close of business).

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