Vacancy details

Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath

Kepak - voted one of the "Best Places to Work in Ireland, 2021"

Kepak Kilbeggan are currently recruiting for an experienced trade qualified Electrician to join the maintenance team in a busy beef abattoir 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 - in written and spoken English
  • Enthusiastic, hardworking and energetic

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


  • Training
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Leading rate of pay
  • Access to Pension Scheme and Private Healthcare
  • Free staff car parking
  • Onsite health and wellness services
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Formal recognition initiatives and team awards in place
  • A dedicated learning & development team