Maintenance Engineer

Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronic Engineering

Role title: Maintenance Engineer

Location: Drogheda, Co. Louth, Ireland

Are you an experienced Electrician looking for a new challenge and opportunity? We are hiring an Maintenance/Electrical Engineer to join our busy team!

The position is one geared towards increasing the uptime of the production facility, involving both the maintenance and repair of production, and any other equipment. The work will be both varied in discipline, and complexity. Principles of machine ownership will be adopted (TQM).

The Job:

  • Maintain all production machinery, ensuring availability to production
  • Repair all minor breakdowns electrical and mechanical regardless of bias (electrical or mechanical)
  • Carry out preventative maintenance work to production machinery as per manufacturers specifications
  • Monitor and repair were necessary, all utility services for machinery
  • Maintain Engineering area in terms of good house keeping
  • Carry out minor electrical and mechanical installations regardless of bias (electrical or mechanical)
  • Liaise with production supervisor/manager during production downtime, and installation work
  • Work in conjunction with Health & Safety Reps and the Health and Safety Office in Carrying out risk assessments on machinery and daily tasks, leading to recognised safe procedures of work
  • Extended training on specific machines (machine ownership)
  • Aid in the design, installation of new lines and processes

Professional skills, either of the below:

Mechanical, Electrical, Mechatronic Engineering

Time served apprenticeship

The Person:

  • Ability to problem solve and repair as an individual
  • Excellent communicator
  • Keen attention to detail, analytical and problem-solving skills are essential
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to interact across all levels of the business
  • Pro-active, self-motivated and flexible in approach

The Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Full-time, Permanent
  • Shift Allowance payable
  • Pension scheme

Hours of work:

  • Average working week will be approximately 39 hours
  • 12 hour working day, 60 min break time per day of which 30min is paid
  • Based on shift pattern which works in line with production (Week 1: 3 days on / 4 days off, Week 2: 4 days on / 3 days off)
  • The pattern rotates every 4 weeks.
  • Start and finish times are staggered across the working day, start times can range from 6:00am to 2:00pm and finish times vary from 6:00pm to 2:00am.

Applicants must be eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland.

About Hilton Foods:

Hilton Foods in Drogheda, Co Louth, commenced operations in March 2004 with the opening of our Fresh Meat production Facility. In 2007 we expanded our site with the opening of a second factory supplying Cured Meat products of bacon joints and hams, and own label sausages to our customer.

The Hilton Foods Ireland facility in Drogheda is a dedicated site supplying our customer in both the Irish and UK markets.

We are a fast paced, food manufacturing company, operating with approximately 400 people within our site in Drogheda. Our business is broken into eight key areas, which include Operations, Supply Chain, Technical, Commercial, Engineering, HR, Systems, and Finance. These teams work closely together to ensure we meet the needs of our customer, our business and our employees.

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