Maintenance Fitter

Closing Date: 21-01-2022

Closing Date: 21-01-2022

Reports To: Group Facilities Manager

Location: Toomebridge

Hours of work: 40 hours per week (M-F Evening Shift)
(Additional hours as required)

Main Purpose

To minimise down time on production equipment by completing preventative maintenance activities and responding to equipment breakdowns as required. To continuously improve the uptime / availability on the equipment and upkeep of the facility.


  •  Ensure compliance with AG HSEQ Policies & Procedures, safe systems of work and legislative requirements
  • Take personal responsibility for safety. Ensure that risks are eliminated or controlled during all maintenance activities.
  • Ensure effective maintenance of all equipment and facilities to maximise on equipment availability.
  • Complete mechanical repairs whilst minimising downtime to ensure minimal disruption to the production plan.
  • Fault finding on equipment and plant to determine the root cause of the failures to enable these to be addressed to maximise on equipment availability.
  • When necessary, work with OEM’s to assist in determining root cause of failure and implementing suitable solutions to safely return the equipment to service.
  • Assist in the development of planned maintenance schedules for all equipment.
  • Ensure all manufacturing equipment and plant is operationally safe and in compliance with relevant legalisation and company policies.
  • Help to ensure adequate stocks of spares and lubricants
  • Use Engage Software to document corrective action/remedial actions in relation to H&S improvement opportunities.
  • Promote best practice standards for good housekeeping and tidiness of work area. Take necessary corrective action regarding housekeeping, unsafe acts or adherence to HSEQ rules and procedures. Reporting non-conformances using Engage Software.
  • Work in partnership with production to increase the availability of equipment, effectiveness of the manufacturing process and quality of the product.
  • Participate with information sharing and team work to continuously improve equipment and facilities.
  • Support the installation of new equipment and plant.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the role and within capabilities

The above list is not exhaustive but aims to provide a broad range of
duties and key responsibilities of the post.

Employee Specification: Maintenance Fitter


Physical Attributes:

e.g., Appearance, Health

Medically fit to undertake the physical requirements of the job


e.g. Qualifications, experience, training

  • Time-served apprentice (or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in a maintenance capacity in a production environment.
  • Proven experience and knowledge of fault finding and repair on automated machinery, mechanical drive systems.
  • Knowledge of planned maintenance systems
  • A recognised qualification in a relevant discipline
  • At least 3 years industrial maintenance experience in a production environment
  • Proven experience and knowledge of fault finding and repair on hydraulic and pneumatic systems in a production plant
  • Fabrication experience, e.g. Welding.


e.g. Communication skills, Negotiation skills, Influencing skills.

  • Ability to record and report maintenance data precisely
  • Must be able to diagnose and solve problems.
  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Adherence and appreciation for housekeeping standards
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines.
  • Sound technical ability and knowledge of health & safety in the workplace


e.g. Attitude, Reliability, Co-operation

  • Methodical in approach
  • Reliable
  • Works well on own initiative and as part of a team.


e.g. Flexibility in hours, Mobility, Time keeping

  • Can travel to and from work areas as and when required
  • Flexibility of working hours
  • Flexibility to perform various tasks, breakdown repairs, preventative maintenance and continuous improvement project work.
  • Good timekeeper
  • Be able to respond to call-outs outside normal working hours
  • Able to work shifts and overtime as required

Flexible approach to work required

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