Vacancy details

Watergrasshill, Co. Cork

Kepak Cork are currently recruiting for an experienced trade qualified Electrician or Mechanical Fitter to join the Maintenance team our in a busy beef processing plant.

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager, the successful candidate will work as part of a team responsible for all aspects of machine and equipment maintenance, specialising in the repair of industrial equipment.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Repair of industrial production equipment such as high speed machines, conveyors, packaging machines, gearboxes, bearings and hydraulics.
  • Assist the Lead Maintenance Technician with the implementation of preventative maintenance programmes for all machines in assigned area.
  • Assist with the continuous monitoring of all machinery and equipment within the plant.
  • Ensure real time repair of machines and equipment to get them back up & running within optimum time frame.
  • Document all aspects of maintenance work carried out and keep management informed of potential issues.
  • Adhere to company safety policies at all times.

Key Competencies/ Experience:

  • Ideally must have experience working as a maintenance engineer within a manufacturing/industrial business, preferably within the food or packaging industries.
  • IT literate and experienced in automation
  • Good communication skills, enthusiastic, hardworking and energetic.
  • Flexibility to meet peak work demands as required


This is a shift role that covers a 24/7 production plan in a busy food and retail packing facility.

Additional positions exist with fulltime, flexi hours offered on a rotational morning/day shift basis, candidates must be available to work a variety of shifts.

Note: as with all positions, due to the nature of the business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time.