Mechanical Maintenance Technican

Location Larne
Discipline: Manufacturing & Production
Job type: Full time
Salary: £17.00 Per Hour
Job ref: J111098
Published: 17 days ago

Our client, Kilwaughter, a privately-owned business with a rich heritage, created around the quarry in Northern Ireland are seeking an Electrical Maintenance Technician to join their team.

Pay Rate: £17.00 Per Hour

Hours Per Week: 39 hours

Working Hours: Monday to Friday, Day shift, early finish on Friday

Job Type: Permanent

Job Criteria:

- A 3rd level qualification in Engineering or similar

- HND/HNC in Mechanical Engineering, and/or time served Mechanical background

- A minimum of 3 years’ experience gained in a manufacturing environment, or similar role

- Experience working with servicing, repairs and maintenance of plant machinery

- Knowledge of current H&S legislation

- Root cause analysis & fault-finding experience on automated machinery & electrical systems

- Ability to read, interpret and apply information from files, electrical drawings, catalogues, reports, and manuals

- Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

- Excellent attention to detail, organisational, planning and prioritising ability

- Evidence of delivering and maintaining a continuous improvement culture

- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work with a broad range of stakeholders

- Ability to mobilise urgency and determination

- Strong influencing skills with ability to influence upwards, downwards and laterally

- Computer literate with Microsoft Office suite

- Able to work flexible hours as required

- Able to work an on-call rota

- Able to work away from home if required

- Possess a full current driving licence


- Control & Automaton systems experience

- Inverter drives, HMIs, and PLCs (preferably Siemens)

- Mechanical drive systems

- Pneumatic and hydraulic systems

- LEAN methodologies experience

Job Duties:

- Take responsibility for health, safety, and well-being to deliver a safety-first culture

- Bring a root cause-based mindset and culture to deliver high quality solutions

- Undertake repairs, servicing, and maintenance of a wide range of production plant and machinery to the highest standard with work requests and pre-determine specifications

- Design, promote and carry out preventative maintenance

- Fault finding, testing and the removal or adjustment of existing fittings, fixtures, and parts

- Assist the Maintenance Engineer to ensure that adequate stock levels are maintained for all spare part lists and ensure that all necessary records are completed accurately.

- Adhere to existing working practices, methods, procedures, undertake relevant training and development activities and to respond positively to new and alternative systems.

- Maintain collaborative working practices, building strong relationships with all internal stakeholders. Work closely with Production to prioritise daily workload and plant maintenance

- Manage breakdowns with urgency to minimise downtime, working outside of core hours, unprompted with the wider team where valuable to do so

- Own a high-quality preventative maintenance schedule to reduce downtime, and achieve optimal levels of capacity and efficiency

- Have the ability and confidence to make pragmatic decisions using knowledge, experience and judgement

- Demonstrate resiliency and ambition to build and drive long term engineering excellence

- Act as an ambassador for our company values and adhere to all company policies and procedures

Job Benefits:

- Non-Discretionary Bonus Scheme

- 31 Days Holiday increasing with Length of Service

- Employer Contribution Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme increasing with Length of Service

- Private Medical Insurance with Axa and an EAP Scheme

- Holiday Purchase Scheme

- Retail Discounts Portal

- Tech Scheme / Cycle to work Scheme

Additional Information:

This Mechanical Maintenance Technician position is in Larne, Northern Ireland

If you are interested in this role, please forward your CV through to or call our Ballymena office on 02825420140 ask for