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Maintenance Engineers
Location: Kepak, Portlethen, Aberdeen, Scotland
Salary: TBC
Category: Engineering

What's the job?

To provide effective maintenance support to the Production team, maintain and repair the equipment, machinery and tools used in the factory.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake Electrical and Mechanical routine checking of equipment, quality inspections and troubleshooting on the production lines and process, working to minimise down time
  • Troubleshooting using PLC Logic
  • Electro-mechanical repairs to high-speed, PLC-controlled plant, handling and packaging equipment, also pneumatic and hydraulic control systems
  • Effective communication with productions teams, providing timely updates on breakdowns/down time
  • Technical support for the plant facilities and services, including compressed air, refrigeration and steam
  • Input to and carry out Preventive & Predictive Maintenance Routines
  • Support Production Team in achieving targets
  • Closely monitor line and machine performance, identifying and investigating faults
  • Intervene online as soon as any deterioration in performance occurs
  • Be observant and work off your own initiative when a fault is detected and take remedial action based on your best judgement on whether to effect immediate repair or not
  • Analyse the efficiency of current procedures and suggest improvements
  • Work with equipment suppliers on new equipment, installations and modifications
  • Maintain cleanliness in any areas in which you are working, including any transit areas to and from the workshop, including the workshop and stores
  • Co-operate and participate fully in training and development in cross-skilling and other job-related competencies
  • Update the maintenance management system (CMMS), records of all changes, stores transactions made, and work carried out
  • Actively participate in toolbox talks and undertake permit to work and/or risk assessments
  • Be available to support and participate in rotating shift cover roster
  • Ensure all systems comply with the relevant health and safety legislation, as well a relevant site food hygiene and safety requirements
  • Any other duties as required by management and within the competency of the post holder
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About the Company

Kepak is one of Ireland’s leading meat producers with 15 manufacturing plants in Ireland and the UK. Meat craft, trusted quality and excellent service are the pillars of our proud heritage. Sustainability and animal welfare keep us grounded in the presence of nature and our communities. Innovation and inspirational nutrition drive our business to develop and grow.

What do you need?

  • Suitable Mechanical and/or Electrical Qualification essential
  • Experience working in meat/food production environment preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical, electrical, PLC control, refrigeration and PTW systems desirable
  • Strong diagnostic/root cause analysis skills essential
  • Proactive and “can-do” attitude essential
  • Sound understanding of integrity and compliance to relevant legislation and company processes/procedures
  • Commitment to good practice
  • Fluent English, communicates well in written and oral form with multi-nationals on all levels
  • Ability to multitask and work under own initiative to deliver to deadlines
  • Relationship builder with influencing skills
  • Strong team player
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