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Maintenance Fitter
Location: Kepak, Athleague, Co Roscommon
Salary: TBC
Category: Engineering

What's the job?

Kepak Athleague, is currently recruiting for an experienced Mechanical Fitter to join its Maintenance team in its busy beef and lamb processing plant in Co. Roscommon. Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the Mechanical Fitter will work as part of a team responsible for all aspects of machine and equipment maintenance, specialising in the repair of industrial equipment.

The successful candidate will have a relevant trade qualification and at least 1 years post qualification experience. The ideal candidate will have a background within a manufacturing/industrial business, preferably within the food or packaging industries but not essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Repair of industrial production equipment such as high speed machines, conveyors, packaging machines, gearboxes, bearings and hydraulics.
  • Assist the Lead Maintenance Technician with the implementation of preventative maintenance programmes for all machines in assigned area.
  • Assist with the continuous monitoring of all machinery and equipment within the plant.
  • Ensure real time repair of machines and equipment to get them back up & running within optimum time frame.
  • Document all aspects of maintenance work carried out and keep management informed of potential issues.
  • Adhere to company safety policies at all times.
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The position is fulltime, flexi hours. Please note that this role is offered on a rotational morning/day shift basis, candidates must be available to work a variety of shifts

About the Company

Kepak is one of Ireland’s leading meat producers with 11 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.

For over 50 years, our farmers have trusted Kepak to process and market their livestock in a respectful way. Every day we renew our commitment to making a positive difference in every sector of our business, be it by leading the way as founding members of Origin Green or sharing experiences on Kepak Farm on topics ranging from animal nutrition, animal welfare, energy conservation to waste reduction.

What do you need?

  • Must have prior experience in high speed machines & conveyors, packaging machines, gearbox repairs, air automation, hydraulics and welding.
  • Ideally must have significant experience working as a maintenance fitter within a manufacturing/industrial business, preferably within the food or packaging industries.
  • IT literate and experienced in automation
  • Open to new ideas, work practices.
  • Experience of Lean Manufacturing processes would be beneficial but not necessary.
  • Good communication skills, enthusiastic, hardworking and energetic.
  • Able to deal with pressurised situations and remain calm and focused.
  • Flexibility to meet peak work demands as required
  • Basic electrical, but not essential
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The position is fulltime, flexi hours. Please note that this role is offered on a rotational morning/day shift basis, candidates must be available to work a variety of shifts