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Shift Maintenance Fitters

Shift Maintenance Fitters - Fermoy, Co.


Salary-:50k pa - :60k pa

Our client is a fifth generation family business, located in the port of Troon, and is one of the largest sawmills in the UK, employing over 100 people.

They specialise in kiln dried carcassing, fencing, pallet and packaging material.

They are now looking to recruit for 3 Shift Maintenance Fitters to join their very busy operation

Purpose of job

Reporting to the Site Maintenance Manager the role of Maintenance Fitter is to provide mechanical support to ensuring that equipment asset performance is maximised.

A high maintenance standard is a must as is adherence to safety and regulatory standards.

Analyse downtime and implement cycle of continuous improvement to drive plant uptime by focusing on maintenance best practice.

Implement preventative maintenance routines from heavy log handling equipment to sophisticated log and board scanners.

Provide technical leadership and ownership for site mechanical systems.

Key tasks

As a Maintenance Fitter you will be responsible for:

Completing plant and equipment fault diagnosis, repair and maintenance to enable the plant to operate safely and efficiently
First response for all mechanical breakdowns on-site
Complete process improvements, preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance
Maintenance must be carried out on:
Motors and gearboxes from fractional horsepower to up to 125kW
Chain drives and chains transporting anything from a few boards to several tonnes of logs.
Hydraulic systems, including servo driven hydraulic systems
Pneumatic systems
Mobile plant including log handles and fork trucks
Boilers and drying kilns, including low pressure hot water systems
Manufacture or adapt spare parts to include Milling and turning Arc and TIG welding Cutting and burning
Ensuring equipment is well maintained to ensure maximum uptime by carrying out routine maintenance and inspections Ensuring any spares used are documente