Shift Maintenance Electrician/multi- skilled Maintenance technician

Location UK / Armagh

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary £30000 - 35000

Updated 5 days ago

Reference 1400979

 Job Description

Carry out schedule based maintenance work on equipment, buildings and services and repairs, overhauls and installations

Mackle Petfoods is an award winning, BRC Grade A+ certified family company, which has been manufacturing high quality dog and cat food for over 45 years.

The company employs over 200 staff across two production sites in Moy and Moygashel, Co. Tyrone. Each site has benefited from multi-million pound investment in recent years to implement a state of the art, high speed, automated production facility. The investment is a result of increasing demand from the top four retailers across the UK and Ireland, as well as the number of countries we now export to.

Mackle Petfoods produce over 70 million cans and 30 million trays annually, including our trusted brands Brandy and Cat Club. While premium pet food brand Naturo has enjoyed phenomenal success and is currently exported to 14 countries including the UK, Europe, Dubai (UAE), and Iran. The brand has also helped scoop three awards to date: Excellence in Marketing Award at the Belfast Telegraph Business Awards and the Best Marketing Campaign and Best Food Export Marketing at The Ulster Grocer Awards.

All pet food products are created and manufactured to strict quality guidelines with full traceability back to origin.

Job Title:  Day Shift Maintenance Electrician/ Multi-skilled Maintenance technician

Job Description

Due to rapid expansion and demand, we wish to recruit 1 time served maintenance electrician/mutli-skilled technician to join our team of highly skilled maintenance engineers. The ideal candidate will have at least two year’s experience gained post qualification in an industrial/food production environment.

Applicants have to be prepared to work an 8 hour rotating 2 shift pattern of mornings and afternoons(24/5), which rotates weekly, and Saturday morning overtime is often available. There will be a maximum of 22nights of night shift holiday cover required throughout the year. More regular night working woud be available if desired.

Reporting To: Maintenance Manager

Job Purpose:

  • Carry out planned and reactive maintenance to ensure that the factory is kept running at maximum efficiency.
  • Carry out schedule-based maintenance work on equipment, buildings, services, repairs, overhauls and installations as appropriate.
  • Fault find mechanical and/or electrical faults and repair equipment in breakdown situation
  • Identify and carry out routine maintenance required by production schedule
  • Proactively identify and rectify potential equipment/services issues
  • Provide cover for holidays and absences when required
  • Ensure procedures are followed to meet Standard and Accreditation requirements
  • To contribute to implementing new working methods and actively participate in continuous improvement
  • Maintain housekeeping and cleaning standards to encourage the discipline in others.



  • Recognised apprenticeship


  • Educated to ONC/HNC level
  • Relevant Experience


  • A minimum of  2 years experience in a maintenance role in a factory environment


  • Food Processing/other regulated factory
  • Experience in working with automated machinery.

Skills and Competencies


  • Electrical/Mechanical fault finding, maintenance and installation.
  • Self motivating with ability to work on own initiative
  • Well developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Team player, able to communicate effectively at all levels


  • Welding experience
  • MEWP licence
  • Pneumatics


  • Available to work flexible hours
  • Current driving licence and own vehicle

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