Maintenance Technician - Evening Shift

Operations · Ashbourne, Co Meath
Department Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced

Tayto Snacks, recently certified a Great Place to Work, is home to Ireland’s most iconic snack brands including Tayto, Hunky Dorys and King crisps. We also distribute other household names including Hula Hoops, KP Nuts, Skips, Rancheros and Meanies. We employ approximately 400 people in Ireland and our head office is in Ashbourne, Co. Meath – 40 minutes from Dublin city centre. Tayto Snacks is proud to be part of the Intersnack Group, Europe’s leading producer of savoury snacks, operating in around 30 European countries.

At Tayto Snacks we are passionate about people and proud of the exciting, rewarding careers we offer. 

Title: Maintenance Technician

Department: Operations

Reporting line: Maintenance Manager

Location: Kilbrew, Ashbourne, Co. Meath

Contract: Full time, Permanent - Evening Shift (3pm - 11pm Monday to Friday)

The Maintenance Technician will provide an ongoing, professional maintenance service to the Factory operation. The ideal candidate will be a qualified electrician with mechanical experience. You will report to the Maintenance manager, dealing with daily work orders in conjunction with the rest of the maintenance team. You will provide timely and appropriate support to deal with production line issues and breakdowns. You will contribute to continuous improvement plans and feedback to your manager and team to report and summarise issues. You will maintain a high level of safety standards at all times.

Role and Responsibilities 

  • Provide effective technical support to production in all aspects of machine and equipment maintenance, installation and modification; perform detailed maintenance, calibrations, PMs and troubleshooting.
  • Support maintenance planning and scheduling through completion of planned and reactive work orders.
  • Accurately and timely input into the preventative maintenance software system for the production of management reports.
  • Support continuous improvement by active participation in repairs, upgrades, preventative maintenance and system failure investigations and investigation reports, execution/development of change control, as appropriate.
  • Respond to breakdowns, systematically fault find, and identify root cause and then implement solution to prevent recurrence
  • Uphold GMP standards
  • Perform root cause analysis and diagnostics
  • Exhibit behaviours that reflect a best in class approach to Health and Safety, showing awareness for Health and Safety at all times
  • Consistently champion the Tayto Snacks values of Thinking Responsibly, Acting Entrepreneurially, Growing together

Key Skills/ Attributes/ Core competencies

  • Ability to lead and take personal ownership 
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to liaise with varying management at all levels
  • Experience with coordinating and prioritising work to deliver excellent results
  • Excellent knowledge of food processes and production
  • A high level of attention to detail 
  • Computer literate with experience using word/excel/outlook and a reporting software system is an advantage
  • Ability to work within a team but also must be able to work with autonomy


  • Trade Qualified Electrician with strong maintenance knowledge
  • 3 - 5 yrs experience in maintenance within an FMCG manufacturing environment
  • Proven electrical fault finding ability
  • Knowledge and experience working with pumping systems, heavy process and high speed packaging equipment

If you feel you have the skills and experience to apply for this role, please do so by clicking ‘Apply for this job’.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities and qualifications for this position, it is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or that may be required to do either now or in the future.

Tayto Snacks is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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