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Maintenance Technician

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway
  • Sector: Other
  • Date posted: 29/08/2017
  • Job reference: J373190A

Maintenance Technician

Our client, a medical device company (located in the Galway area) currently seeks a Maintenance Technician to join their team.

Job Requirements/Responsibilities:

  • Carry out Preventive, Emergency and Corrective Maintenance of all equipment and fixtures throughout the plant.
  • Troubleshoot with respect to repair of all equipment on the production floor, whilst ensuring downtime is kept to a minimum.
  • Monitor equipment performance and, using problem-solving methodology based on data analysis, suggest and implement countermeasures E.g. BOC & RPAS,
  • Adopt new methods and systems of work to continually improve the operational availability of equipment, such as those required under the AMIS program.
  • Follow standardised work procedures wherever these have been set down.
  • Suggest further developments to these systems.
  • Proactive decision making, bearing in mind the priorities of the Maintenance Department as advised by the Maintenance Supervisor.
  • Work efficiently using own initiative, escalating decisions to the Maintenance Supervisor as, when, and only when, necessary.
  • Adhere to a Planned Maintenance schedule on all production equipment.
  • Complete all required documentation accurately and legibly.
  • Maintain a high standard of cleanliness and hygiene during maintenance work including the maintenance workstations and storage areas.
  • Undertake toolroom fitting/manufacturing activities as required.
  • Representing the Maintenance Department within teams, participate in TPM and Lean Manufacturing activities.
  • Facilitate and assist in the development of good work practices and problem solving among production teams.
  • Work with the Engineering, Design and Automation Build Departments in the design, construction, testing, commissioning and stabilising of new equipment and processes. Help maintain good morale throughout the plant.
  • Provide technical skill and expertise when involved in analysing non-conforming material for cause, rework and / or corrective action
  • Work with other departments, especially the quality departments to ensure product meets design input requirement and quality specification.
  • Expedite product flow as necessary.
  • Assist operators in machine set ups


  • Must be able to communicate and work with people inside and outside the Dept while at all times using excellent interpersonal skills and presenting a professional, friendly and courteous image.
  • Thorough product knowledge
  • Good technical ability
  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations, systems, inventory, quality control and production planning.
  • Good machining skills (toolroom machines)
  • Participate in cross/multiskilling activities as necessary.


  • Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent.
  • Be a time served crafts person or possess a Third level Technical qualification with relevant experience and training
  • 3-4 experience in Quality in a highly regulated GMP environment.

For more information contact Paul on 01-6455250 or email

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