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Collins McNicholas

Scope of role:

The role of a maintenance fitter involves plant and machinery purchase, installation, maintenance and repairs, replacement of broken or worn parts and servicing.  Problem solving also makes up a large component of the role of a fitter. Additionally, we desire a candidate who has a passion for lean manufacturing and is willing to contribute their expertise in all areas of this business as required. We are open to a qualified fitter who would like in time to go on and achieve a mechanical engineering degree or equivalent

General Responsibilities

  • Always Adheres to safe working practice
  • Carrying out of servicing / running maintenance of equipment
  • Removal and replacement of components
  • Overhauling of components
  • Carrying out modifications or inspections in accordance with specified instructions
  • Repair of components/ systems
  • Keeps his / her work environment clean and organised
  • Engaging in cross skilling duties where required
  • Fault-finding and defect rectification


  • Responsible for providing some of the data to aid implementation and focus during our lean journey
  • Candidate will have a key role in assisting to drive lean throughout our manufacturing operation


  • Concern for quality and safe working practices
  • Ability to read drawings, follow detailed work instructions and procedures
  • Interest in ensuring quality of work standards are high
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good numerical ability
  • Ability to make effective decisions
  • Ability to analyse and solve problems
  • Motivated to follow written instructions / guidelines and undertake checks
  • The ability to work alone and with others without constant or close supervision
  • Positive, change minded personality
  • Willingness to travel to inspect potential new equipment, to assist at other company sites if necessary and to benchmark other businesses on occasion
  • Committed to continuous improvement
  • Ability to adapt to constantly changing environment
  • Integrity
  • Multiple task management is a must in this role
  • A good understanding of electronics

 Educational Standard:

  • FETAC Level 6 accreditation or equivalent including but not limited to Solas (formally FÁS) apprenticeship, City & Guilds apprenticeship or higher
  • Lean qualification is an advantage.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role in industry;
  • Demonstrated ability to work under pressure;
  • Must be computer literate, specifically in MSOffice;
  • Ability to negotiate and deal with external contractors;
  • Experience programming CNC equipment

Reporting structure:

  • The role reports to the Production Manager

Key measures of success:

  • Minimum equipment downtime
  • Maximisation of machine output

For more information contact David Lennon on 090 64 78104 or

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