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Shift Technician

Job description

Shift Technician (Electrical, Mechanical or Automation) Westmeath - Permanent

Providing technical support to ensure efficient running of production on a 24/7 shift.


  • Providing technical assistance to ensure smooth production under the supervision of the Chargehand during shifts.

  • Troubleshooting electrical, mechanical, and material handling systems for blow moulding machines.

  • Repairing auxiliary equipment like grinders, conveyors, and finishing cells when necessary.

  • Conducting preventative maintenance on blow moulding machines and making adjustments to the blow moulding process to optimize production.

  • Recording and reporting downtime and quality issues.

  • Assisting in product, process, and equipment analysis and improvement projects.

  • Collaborating within a team to address ongoing issues and spearhead enhancements in design, layout, and operational efficiency.

  • Reduction in machine downtime percentage resulting from troubleshooting and preventative maintenance efforts.

  • Successful implementation of process improvement projects leading to heightened efficiency and decreased downtime.


  • Level 6 trade in Electrical, Automation or mechanical / maintenance fitter ideally

  • Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment is an advantage

  • Full training provided