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Maintenance Technician

Location: Kildare
Qualification:Not Applicable
Experience:See description
Job Type:Full-Time
Salary:See description
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Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive; a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With over 150 years of experience, Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Job location: Naas, Ireland

At Cargill, we strive to be the best choice in animal nutrition solutions. Our team uses our nutritional expertise and knowledge to provide superior innovative nutritional products and services to the agricultural feed industry. Production in this region takes place in 9 countries across Europe and the products find their way to distributors and farmers in more than 75 countries. The UK & Ireland is part of CPN EMEA, employing approximately 170 employees across three sites and realising an annual turnover of approximately $100m.
The successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the reliable operation of the plant. You will be carrying out multi-skilled Maintenance tasks across the site including a range of preventative, predictive and reactive maintenance as required. This individual will also be proactive in driving improvements in maintenance methods and techniques in keeping with known standards of quality, safety and hygiene. The role works closely with the production team to ensure that daily goals are achieved. In addition the role entails ensuring that the equipment is set optimally and that the IT interfaces are functional.

Major Tasks

  • Perform full range of plant maintenance tasks and repairs on a proactive/planned and reactive basis.
  • Use predictive maintenance techniques such as thermo-graphic imaging and vibration analysis as well as experience, skill and judgement to make regular assessments of the plant condition
  • Introduce a maintenance Management System to log faults and report potential problem areas, extract fault information, generate work orders and log completed work.
  • Implement equipment reliability improvements and develop new maintenance work-flow methods and techniques.
  • Process optimisation to ensure maximum efficiency
  • Employ predictive maintenance techniques to achieve benchmark plant reliability
  • Introduce safe system of work, PPE permits, risk assessment etc

  • The role requires the skills of an experience maintenance person with a bias to mechanical engineering
  • Diagnostic trouble shooting and problem analysis are essential skills
  • Good knowledge of Maintenance process and activities gained within a plant environment.
  • Understanding of predictive maintenance techniques, vibration analysis, thermography and ultrasound
  • Thorough understanding of EHS and a safety culture
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally.

Relevant qualification in mechanical engineering

Our Offer

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.
Interested? Then please send us your CV and cover letter today.


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