Job Description

Lead Shift Engineering Technician

Ref No: AM17644

County Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Competitive salary

Lead Shift Engineering Technician - South Dublin.

This is a 4-Cycle Shift Pattern role (Days and Nights). You must be willing to work 2 x 12-hour days, followed by 2 x 12-hour nights, followed by 4 days off.

Job Scope:
The Shift Lead Engineering Technician is responsible for providing technical leadership and support for Shift Engineering Technicians in addition to routine duties of planned and reactive maintenance, troubleshooting and improvement activities on fully automated, high-volume high-speed assembly equipment. The Shift Lead Engineering Technician will work closely with the Engineering and Operations teams to ensure correct prioritization and support, and be involved in developing and delivering training support to Shift Technicians.

The role covers both electrical and mechanical aspects of the Engineering Technician’s job and will require Engineering Technicians to undertake any task which is within their competence.

Key Responsibilities:

Monitor shift performance and help set technical priorities and provide technical support.
Act as first point of technical escalation for day to day issues.
Coordinate and support PM execution and improvements.
Lead Quality non-conformance investigations out of hours.
Assist with delivery and sign off on training for new Shift Technicians and provide ongoing support for their development.
Drive best practices with Shift Technician team.
Proactively work with Operations on identifying and progressing improvement activities.
Deputise as needed for Senior Operations and Maintenance Engineer at production tier meetings.
Work with suppliers on repairs and small orders.
Work with Senior Operations and Maintenance Engineer on breakdown analyses to help drive PM improvements.
Planned and reactive maintenance - Continuously improve the production operations. This includes: Specifically fine-tuning production equipment to increase output; Reducing downtime and reducing waste; Maintain production lines at optimal performance & working to the highest engineering standards.
To fully participate in company-wide continuous improvement initiatives, working in teams as required and utilising appropriate quality tools as applicable.
To maintain highest standards of safety and housekeeping to ensure area, machines and equipment are maintained in a safe and clean condition. Correct and/or report unsafe conditions and other faults.

Interested applicants should have:

Good knowledge of the Mechanical and Electronic systems associated with high-volume manufacturing equipment, and hold a third-level qualification in one of those disciplines, or the National Craft Certificate together with additional specialised training and experience.

Relevant industrial experience working in a high-volume manufacturing environment.
The ability to apply a scientific approach to problem solving, blending analytical and experimental skills to maximise productivity and yields.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
The ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative.
Relevant PC skills


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