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Maintenance Technician - Mechanical

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Job Introduction

To provide technical expertise to ensure maximum efficiency and performance from engineering assets. Carry out planned, allocated electrical/mechanical/instrumentation tasks in relation to fixed and mobile plant assets and facilities maintenance.

Main Responsibility

  • Carry out maintenance activities ensuring that safe working practices and quality procedures are strictly followed to ensure compliance with Irish Revenue, environmental legislation, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO14001 & FEMAS requirements to produce safe food and feed products. 
  • Provide specialist technical support in accordance with best practice to ensure maximum efficiency from production and engineering assets, ensuring planned, predictive and corrective maintenance tasks are completed as scheduled.
  • Drive and support team-based improvement projects and actively participate in advanced analysis of plant and equipment failures (e.g. Root Cause Analysis, FMEA/FMECA, etc.) and agree action plans.
  • Ensure timely effective response to unplanned breakdowns, undertake root cause analysis and implement permanent solutions wherever possible, focusing on more complex and highly technical activities.
  • Update all appropriate maintenance and technical records including plant history as required using CMMS and that all maintenance planned activities are executed in a timely manner.
  • Record all data in relation to Electrical & Mechanical maintenance, inspection, verification and repair activities in the site CMMS (IFS) for KPI and reporting purposes.
  • Work within a high performing team culture, contributing appropriately to site meetings and support the implementation of site strategy, production plans, continuous improvement projects and the execution of the Asset Maintenance Strategy.
  • Participate in the on-call rota to provide scheduled out of hours on call support to the site.
  • Demonstrate behaviours in line with our diversity and inclusion aim, which is to create and promote a diverse and inclusive culture at William Grant & Sons where ideas, differences and views are respected and where all employees are encouraged to create their own personal legacy.

Our Ideal Candidate


  • Time served fitter, preferably in an industrial maintenance function.
  • Multi-skilled in electrical engineering with evidence of cross-training.
  • Working knowledge of H&S legislative requirements and Continuous Improvement techniques.
  • Full Irish driving licence.


  • Understanding of instrumentation (FT, LT, TT, etc.) and pneumatic systems and controls.
  • Experience of working within a manufacturing team background.
  • Must have a demonstrable track record providing engineering solutions across a variety of complex machinery and equipment.
  • FLT licence.

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare
  • Our employees can join a Group Personal Retirement Saving Account (PRSA). Employees contribute 5% of salary, the company contributes 10%.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of three times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allowance so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands with your family and friends.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim funding each year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons


William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.


Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.


Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at

We want to make sure that all applicants are treated equally. To support this we will anonymise all applications during the screening stage. Details such as name, dates and educational establishments will only be visible to the recruitment team and hiring leader once an applicant is invited to interview, these details are hidden during the screening stage. To be able to anonymise applications they all need to be in the same format. You can upload a CV but we would also ask you to complete an application form – your CV will not be visible during screening. We hope you agree that this is good use of your time to help ensure a fair recruitment process.

William Grant & Sons

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