Fitter/Maintenance Technician

  • Decotek Automotive
  • Collinstown, County Westmeath, Ireland
  • 10/05/2023
Full time, Permanent Automotive Digital Engineering Fitter Health & Safety Hydraulics Installation-Maint-Repair Manufacturing Mechanical Engineer Production

Job Description

DECOTEK Automotive is based in the Irish midlands employing approximately 320 people in a highly skilled manufacturing environment. We design, develop and manufacture premium exterior trim components for the global automotive industry customers.

We are currently recruiting for a Fitter/Maintenance Technician in our Plant Engineering Department.

This role will be full-time, shift work.

As Maintenance Technician, you will be responsible for the maintenance, repair and improvement of all equipment and plant machinery in line with production and customer requirements.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Developing competence in the maintenance and repair of all mechanical aspects of the plant and ancillary equipment within the plant
  • Assembling / dismantling / checking / repairing and modifying mechanical assemblies and equipment, to ensure compliance with the relevant standards
  • Attendance at any additional training in other disciplines to further develop and complement a full skill set required for the role.
  • Use and maintain workshop tooling in accordance to working specifications and conditions.
  • Maintain an accurate time-keeping record relating to work tasks; monitor and record the use of workplace consumables
  • Maintenance planning, including logging of scheduled maintenance checks, unscheduled maintenance activities and critical spare part management on the PEMAC system
  • Adjusting work procedures to meet dept demands as dictated by production schedules and workflow.
  • Adhering to company policies and safety regulations and risk assessments
  • Recommending improvements to quality of service and efficiency
  • Continuously improve dept operations
  • Conferring with your team leader to coordinate activities.
  • Ensure the highest standards of quality control are achieved within the dept department.
  • Service and maintaining ALL equipment in line with manufacturers guidelines and specifications
  • Working within 6S (Sort, Set In Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain & Safety) methodology to maintain workplace to the highest possible standard.
  • Carry out project work, as deemed necessary.
  • Participate in equipment calibrations and validations, as necessary.
  • Contribute to shift hand-over and start-of-shift meetings/reports.
  • Play a key role in the development of the engineering & manufacturing systems and will be responsible for continuous improvement initiatives. Proactively identifying operational improvement opportunities or process related issues including escalation & follow up for effective resolution and implementation.
  • Champion safe working practices and safety initiatives within your work area.
  • Assist with the training of other Maintenance Personnel as required.

Experience and Skills:

  • Qualification in mechanical engineering 
  • Highly practical with diagnostic trouble shooting and problem analysis skills
  • An enthusiastic learner, looking for growth and development within the company
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to read and understand complex engineering drawings.
  • Have experience using a variety of hand tools, power tools, electric meters in performing duties
  • Experience in mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic troubleshooting and repair highly desirable
  • Experience with Computerised Maintenance Management System and electronic Maintenance Request Systems
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Strong planning and organisational ability.
  • Understanding of predictive maintenance techniques, vibration analysis, thermography and ultrasound is an advantage
  • Thorough understanding of EHS and a safety culture
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally

Interested? What can Decotek offer you?

  • We provide 21.5 days of annual leave plus your 10 statutory bank holidays
  • Compassionate Leave
  • Refer A Friend Scheme
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family, offering up to 8 free counselling sessions, and many more wellness benefits
  • Attendance Bonus
  • Health & Safety Bonus
  • Bi-Annual Events including Summer BBQ & Xmas Dinner

 We'd love to hear from you. Please hit the link to apply, or get in touch via our careers page for more information on any of our open vacancies @ Decotek Automotive Ltd.

KEY Competencies

Mechanical Engineering, Planning, Organisational Skills, EHS, Safety, Interpersonal Skills, Digital Skills