Mechanical Maintenance Technician

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our team and work as part of a growing business that is prepared to invest in your future.

Job Title:

Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Reporting To:

Maintenance Manager



Starting salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

This role is office based in Kilwaughter, Larne


We have an exciting opportunity for a technically strong Mechanical Maintenance Technician to join our Engineering team. Working as part of our highly trained and experienced Engineering team, our technicians play an essential role to ensure that our production plant operates daily by; conducting planned preventative maintenance and responding to emergency break downs in a fast-paced manufacturing plant.


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

Kilwaughter Minerals Limited


Job Title: Mechanical Maintenance Technician





  • 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
  • Control & Automaton systems experience
  • Inverter drives, HMIs, and PLCs (preferably Siemens)
  • Mechanical drive systems
  • Pneumatic and hydraulic systems

Skills and Competences

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

  • LEAN methodologies experience


  • 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

Personality Fit:

  • A creative thinker who can problem solve and drive continuous improvement.
  • An individual who is precise and pays attention to detail in all aspects of their work.
  • Enthusiastic and passionate about our customer experience, market segments and our reputation.
  • A values ambassador who leads by example and walks and talks our values.

Interested in working for Kilwaughter Minerals? Get in touch.

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