Maintenance Fitter – Mayo | Collins McNicholas

Maintenance Fitter – Mayo

  • Reference: SJ43556y
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Mayo, Sligo
  • Category: Hollister

Maintenance Fitter – Mayo

Reporting to the Cell Team Leader, the successful candidate will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and repair of all mechanical equipment in their Value Stream in compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements. A significant feature of this role is to minimize equipment downtime thus optimizing overall plant performance.


  • Provide high level technical support in a high volume environment and work with and advise suppliers and engineers on process and product design to facilitate greater production efficiencies.

  • Troubleshoot equipment related process problems and equipment failures to determine root cause and to investigate repairs.

  • Assist in developing and driving ongoing and preventative maintenance programmes.

  • Maintain accurate data for analysis on equipment.

  • Support Engineering and Production personnel on continuous improvements and monitor equipment in order to recommend process improvements.

  • Participate in Continuous Improvement Projects that use lean and six sigma tools to improve overall business efficiency.

  • Contribute to fostering a culture of innovation through identifying innovative solutions to process problems and actively encouraging team members to share new ideas.


  • Must Possess a Fás Mechanical Time-served Apprenticeship with Junior and Senior Trades

  • Additional qualifications in Maintenance / Mechatronics / Engineering / Project management desired

  • 4+ years’ experience preferably in medical devices and/or pharmaceutical industries


Skills and Experience



  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate the application of multi-skilling in previous employment.

  • The role involves working in a cross-functional team therefore strong communication skills coupled with excellent analytical and problem solving skills are prerequisites for this role.

  • Good computer skills including MS Word and Excel

  • Ability to develop and maintaining work lists for continuous improvement.

  • Ability to drive continuous improvement via observation.

  • Excellent drive and self-motivation.

  • Ability to work proactively in a team environment.

  • Capable of clearly articulating issues, effects, and potential causes.

  • Excellent root cause analysis.

  • Excellent systems understanding.



  • An understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools would be an advantage.

  • Familiar with clean rooms and clean room manufacturing environments

  • Experience in a position of responsibility in management or leading of a technical team

  • Pneumatics and reading pneumatic drawings

  • Electro pneumatics           

  • Laser cutting / printing

  • Indexer drives      

  • Laser printing

  • Belt drives

  • PDCA, DIMAIC training

  • Cam driven machines       

  • Familiar with Servo & Stepper Drives     

  • Punch presses       

  • Ultrasonic Punching / cutting

  • Pumps, & flow control     

  • Familiar with Sensors, inductive, capacitive, through beam.

  • Control systems, PLCs, Distributed control, Bus systems          

  • Familiar with HVAC, and humidity control

  • Jig and fixture design

  • Heat sealing steady state  & Impulse sealing


Candidates must be prepared to work a 24/7 Shift – 12 hour days / nights on a 4 cycle shift pattern (2x 12 hour days, followed by 2 x 12 hour nights)


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson on 0719140251 or email

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