Engineering & Electronics

Maintenance Technician

  • Full Time
  • Remote
  • Kilkenny
  • 41829939

Here at PE Global Recruitment, we are currently looking to recruit a Maintenance Electrician  to join our client, a major food production company based in Kilkenny. 

The Maintenance Electrician will report to the Maintenance Team Leader. They will work as part of theEngineering team and will work in conjunction with the Production and Operations Managers.

 The successful candidate will be highly skilled and have the ability to work on their own initiative and as part of a team.  They will have a heightened awareness of health and safety and also of lean operations.

The Maintenance Electrician will work across two shifts 5.30am -14.30om and 3pm – 11.00pm. Saturday work may occasionally be required.



Purpose of the job:

–     Observe all on site and legislative rules and regulations in terms of health and safety, food safety and environmental.

–     To continuously improve the production operations. This includes: Specifically fine tuning

production equipment to increase output.

–     Complete electro-mechanical repairs to high speed food processing, handling and packaging equipment

–     To maintain appropriate recording and reporting systems on all engineering related matters

(e.g., breakdowns, maintenance etc.)

–     Technical support for the plant facilities & services including compressed air, steam, refrigeration and effluent plant

–     Update the Preventative Maintenance Management System including stores transactions and work carried out

–     Ensure all machine parts are promptly ordered as required

–     Responsible for completion of all Planned Maintenance Routines both inside & outside of normal hours as required.

–     Utilisation of all resources such as manuals, service contracts and external contractors to aid in breakdown recovery.

–     Control of contractors and acting as liaison person when required

–     Full utilisation of all current and new IT/processing systems

–     To fully participate in companywide continuous improvement initiatives, working in teams as required and utilising appropriate quality tools as applicable.

–     To fully participate in companywide continuous improvement initiatives, working in teams as required and utilising appropriate quality tools as applicable.

Experience, Knowledge, Competencies and Skills required:

–     Relevant Trades Qualification (e.g. Qualified Electrician) qualification or a time served apprenticeship in a high volume, automated manufacturing environment.

–     2-3 years’ experience as a Maintenance Technician in a production environment is desirable

–     Experience with both Electrical and Mechanical maintenance within an automated manufacturing environment.

–     Must possess a Multi-skilled cross-skilled ethos with an electrical/electronic bias

–     Previous experience in a high volume, automated manufacturing environment

–     Computer literate

–     Excellent English verbal and written communication skills

–     Aptitude for electrical and mechanical process awareness, diagnostics, trouble-shooting experience gained in a high volume food or beverage processing environment

–     Ability to remain calm and focused

–     Strong communication skills with ability to work as part of a team

–     Open to new ideas/work practices with an understanding of the principles and tools of a lean manufacturing environment

–     Ability to cope with multiple tasks

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