The role of the Maintenance Technician will be based within the Maintenance Department delivering a high-quality maintenance service to production and the site wide facility. You will be part of a multi-disciplined team of Fitters & Electricians in ensuring all maintenance work is carried out in an effective and efficient manner. You must be Self-motivated, Enthusiastic, and able to work on own initiative

Key Responsibilities:

Responsibilities associated with this role include, but are not limited to:

• Providing maintenance support, both reactive repairs and planned maintenance within the manufacturing & office facility
• Carry out installations and commissioning of plant/ equipment & trouble shooting of same
• Carry out basic programming and diagnostic of plant and equipment
• Contribute to the efficiency of the operation by maximizing uptime of machinery & minimise downtime in production and utility areas
• Carry out the execution of the preventive maintenance programs
• Troubleshooting using PLC Programs (Allen Bradley, Siemens, General Electric and Schneider Electric PLCs)
• Technical support for all the plant facilities (including but not limited to compressed air & refrigeration
• Support and participate in all Environmental, Health and Safety and Quality activities.
• Carry out engineering work orders in a timely and safe manner while maintaining adherence to cGMP
• As part of the Maintenance team, you will need to work with equipment suppliers on new equipment, installations, and modifications
• Assist the Health & Safety team in carrying out risk assessments of new & existing machines and ensuring training is rolled out to the Maintenance Team
• Have working knowledge/ experience with a “Lock -out Tag-out” programme
• Adheres to all site policies on Quality, Health & safety, e.g. clean overalls, clean work boots, hair nets, hearing protection, hand washing, LOTO etc
• All relevant information is passed to the Engineering manager in a timely and efficient manner
• Closely monitor line, machine performance and improve where possible
• Fully support the line leaders/ line support i.e., Overtime, shifts cover, phone support & callouts
• Overseeing of contractors on site

• Provide general maintenance support as designated by supervisors/ manager to include any or all the following areas: Process equipment; HVAC equipment; Refrigeration; Packaging Equipment
• Provide the Engineering Department with the highest levels of support. Analysing plant downtime levels and implementing effective strategies to increase uptime
• Ensure that Engineering Manager and other area Mangers are kept informed of significant developments within their areas

Job requirements

Skills / Qualifications/ Experience:

• Is flexible and adaptable
• Shows initiative and understands what needs to be done to be successful
• Excellent written and verbal communication
• Ability to manage time effectively and meet deadlines
• Strong team player with ability to work on own initiative
• Can demonstrate ability to work to the required regulatory and safety standards on your own initiative, with minimum supervision within expected timescales
• Housekeeping is a critical function of all jobs, and the Maintenance Technician is expected to ensure all housekeeping activities are observed and carried out appropriately
• Working knowledge & experience of relevant Health, Safety & Environmental legislation
• Experience of safety systems to manage work of internal resources and external contractors utilising Isolation / Lock-off procedures, Risk Assessment and Permit to Work
• There will also be a requirement to be on-call in this role
• Enthusiastic “can do” attitude
• Involvement in lean projects and process improvements
• To maintain Plant and Equipment at Optimum performance and provide utilities to Manufacturing Departments and General Plant to achieve organizational annual plan
• Understand Food Safety policies and legislation (BRC & ISO)
• A relevant third level qualification in Engineering or time-served Electrician or fitter (Electrical/ Mechanical Qualification/ Mechanical Experience)
• Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a maintenance role, planned and reactive maintenance skills
• PLC/ PC Control Systems experience
• Previous experience at identifying & execute machine / line improvement projects (lean initiatives)
• Experience working with Quality and Health & Safety departments
• Excellent awareness and demonstrated successes in a team environment with the ability to influence and bring people along
• Experience of machine control diagnostics
• As the Maintenance Technician, you must have strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills, as well as an analytical, decisive approach
• Experience using a Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to carry out routine work and to record breakdowns and ensure that the preventive maintenance programme is being carried out and performed in full on time
• Ensure that in the event of breakdown that remedial work is expedited and that follow-up actions are taken to prevent reoccurrence
• Experience in a similar maintenance role within an FMCG plant (food production environment essential)

• Have experience of a wide range of Motor Control Systems & Process Temperature Controls & Pneumatics
• Strong industrial mechanical service and repair skills

Must be a qualified electrician

Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of Arrow Group business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time. Some travel will be required

Job details
Work experience:
Work experience is required
Duration of work experience:
Between 2 and 5 years
Number of positions:
Date of expiry:
About company

Irish Dog Foods develop and produce award winning pet food with a strong focus on innovation, produced to the highest manufacturing quality standards. With over 25 years of domestic and international experience in private label, our customers include some of the most recognisable names in retail across the globe. Read more