Mechanical Maintenance Technician

Date: 8 Nov 2023

Location: Newcastle West, IE

Company: Britvic



Newcastle West - County Limerick

Shift work required across 7 days 


We’re on a journey to become the most dynamic soft drinks company. Supported by a 240-year brand history, Britvic Ireland has become one of the leading players in the Irish FMCG market. We pride ourselves on setting high standards, being courageous and to think outside the bottle.
We offer Ireland’s consumers a range of family favourite and global premium brands such as Robinsons, Ballygowan, Miwadi, Pepsi, TK Red and Club Orange. We exist to help people enjoy life’s everyday moments.


We are pleased to announce that we have invested €6 million in our Ballygowan facility at our New Castle West factory. This investment will grow our sites production capacity to meet our growing demand for Ballygowan mineral water and the creation of many manufacturing jobs.



If you would like to join our talented team and be a part of this exiting journey with a rewarding career ahead of you then we would like to hear from you – apply now!


About the Role:
We are looking for a Mechanical Technician to join our maintenance team providing shift cover over 7 days, ensuring that all work is carried out to the Company’s standards.
This role supports the engineering site teams to deliver optimum use of resources, that ensure the site delivers safety, productivity, quality, cost, and service objectives in an environment of high morale and engagement. You'll also help support the engineering team to deliver site OEE targets/Improvements.


Key Responsibilities:

  1. Work with the Engineering and Operational teams to deliver agreed OEE targets ensuring that all relevant OE tools, techniques and governance are applied.
  2. Support line performance improvement through the analysis of run rates, change-overs and SKU sequences. 
  3. Be proactive in implementing OEE/continuous improvement with regard to line operating practices and equipment.
  4. Carry out the plant preventative maintenance plan as scheduled and update completion on SAP CMMS .
  5. Attend reactive breakdowns, record corrective actions and support/lead on follow up actions and reviews.
  6. Detailed Shift Handover Documentation 


Knowledge, Skills & Experience Required:

  1. Practical Engineering / Technical / Facilities Maintenance experience with a proven track record of maintenance service delivery an advantage.
  2. Experience of working within a strategic, target driven manufacturing environment which is measured by robust Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s).
  3. Working knowledge and application experience of delivering specific Health, Safety & Environmental legislation.
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication are essential.
  5. Whilst core skill is Mechanical suitable candidate it is desirable to be cross skilled electrically with a strong can-do attitude is desirable.
  6. Strong trouble shooting and diagnostic skills.
  7. PLC experience is desirable. 
  8. Scada experience is desirable


Key Behaviours:

  1. Takes pride in their approach to work
  2. Has a clear, consistent focus on improving ways of working
  3. Supports a culture of continuous improvement
  4. Takes a positive role in developing the skills of others
  5. Motivates others to work together through effective team work
  6. Takes personal responsibility to ensure results are delivered
  7. Strong interpersonal and communication are essential
  8. You celebrate collective success
  9. You adapt leadership style to best fit the situation and audience
  10. You motivate others to take decisive action when needed.


We believe we are stronger together and that’s why we’re committed to providing equal opportunities to all applicants and employees. We know that by building a truly inclusive environment where everyone feels celebrated, safe and respected - diversity and wellbeing will naturally thrive