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Maintenance Electrician

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We would like to strengthen the engineering team at our RibWorld site with the appointment of a maintenance electrician. The maintenance electrician will carry out electrical maintenance service activities, ensuring maximum operational effectiveness from the equipment and facilities.

The maintenance electrician will work 3 alternating shifts patterns- 06:00 to 14:00, 10:00 to 18:00 and 16:00 to midnight Monday to Friday.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Complete electro-mechanical repairs to food processing, handling and packaging equipment
  • Technical support for the plant facilities and services including compressed air, steam, refrigeration and the effluent plant
  • Input into the computer system and carry out preventive maintenance routines and work instructions
  • Fault finding
  • Update the preventative maintenance management system including stores transactions and work carried out
  • Ensure all parts are promptly ordered as required
  • Responsible for completion of all planned maintenance routines both inside and outside of normal hours as required
  • Utilization of all resources such as manuals, service contracts and external contractors to aid in breakdown recovery
  • Supervision of contractors and acting as liaison person when required
  • Observing all on site and legislative rules and regulations in terms of health and safety, food safety and environmental

 Skills, qualifications and experience:

  • Experience with both electrical and mechanical maintenance within an automated manufacturing environment, ideally with some experience with PLC’s
  • Must possess a multi-skilled cross-skilled ethos with an electrical/electronic bias
  • Electrical and mechanical process awareness, diagnostics, trouble-shooting experience gained in a high-volume food or beverage processing environment
  • Relevant electrician qualification
  • Experience of working in a high volume, automated manufacturing environment
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Open to new ideas/work practices with an understanding of the principles and tools of a lean manufacturing environment
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Excellent fault-finding skills (essential)
  • Computer literate
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 Proactive health and safety is a prerequisite to employment at Karro Foods. All roles have a responsibility to demonstrate commitment to the companies’ health and safety goals, and as such it forms an essential component of all job descriptions, at all levels.

 Benefits include:

  • Competitive salary
  • 20 days holiday per year

At Karro we are dedicated to rewarding and enriching the careers of the people who work for us. If you are hardworking, willing to get involved and respond well to a challenging and fast-moving environment, then you will find Karro to be a well-matched employer who will support you at every turn and reward your dedication with support, development and long-term career prospects.

About Karro:

Karro Consumer Foods Ireland is formed of our Ribworld, Callan Bacon, Carroll Cuisine and Magee’s site and is an integral part of Karro Foods a leading producer of both fresh and cooked pork products with c. 4,500 employees over 14 sites across the UK and Ireland. The business supplies to retail, foodservice and manufacturing customers across the UK, as well as export customers globally. We have full production chain visibility and our pork is eaten by millions of consumers every year.


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