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Maintenance Technician

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In Norbrook we pride ourselves in being one of the top companies in Northern Ireland and one of the top veterinary pharmaceutical companies globally. We develop & manufacture veterinary medicines, supplying products to 120 countries globally. With a strong portfolio of existing products and significant investment in R&D to launch new products annually, we have opportunities for individuals to join us and develop their career in a global company.

Our business strategy is supported by our Values – Customer Value, One Team, Results Driven, Excellence, Innovation, and Quality – and we support our employees to live the behaviours that creates our culture.  Our on-going success is based on the expertise, knowledge and innovation of our employees. If you are interested in joining our team here at Norbrook and supporting our vision, then apply for this role.


Job Overview

Due to continued growth, Norbrook Laboratories Ltd is seeking to recruit Shift Maintenance Technicians.  Based within our Maintenance Department the successful candidate will be responsible for carrying out day to day electrical and mechanical maintenance within a manufacturing facility comprising of both preventive and reactive duties.

The candidate is a critical member of Central Services Maintenance team and will take the lead role in maintaining, troubleshooting and repairing machinery forming part of our pharmaceutical manufacturing plant. The individual must also be willing to perform maintenance tasks for production output support as part of a team.


Main Activities/Tasks

  • Rectify and support electrical and mechanical breakdowns efficiently and effectively
  • Communicate, record any changes, relevant information fully to other personnel and complete maintenance documentation.
  • Work as an integral part of an engineering team.
  • Take reasonable care for the health and safety of self and others, ensuring compliance with all safety regulations.
  • All employees are required to be flexible and carry out any reasonable requests to suit the needs of the business.
  • To carry out routine/preventative and reactive maintenance on electrical and mechanical components of the plant and equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Respond to plant breakdowns by ensuring that PPM is carried out, reducing downtime.
  • Ensure that all works are carried out to a high standard as expected on a Pharmaceutical plant.
  • Ensure all H&S (Health and Safety) procedures are adhered to including Permit to Work, Comply with Norbrook’s LOTO system at all times.
  • Comply with  Health  &  Safety  requirements:  as  per  training,  policies,  procedures,  risk assessments, method statements, safe systems of work etc.
  • Report any H&S issues/accidents/near misses to your line manager immediately.
  • Attend training as required to maintain personal qualification/competence.
  • Comply with the Company Equal Opportunities Policy and promote equality.
  • Any other duties as required by line management, commensurate with the post holder’s level of training and competence.
  • Create maintain & enhance effective working relationships with key stakeholders.
  • Any other duties as deemed necessary.



Essential Criteria:


Applicants must demonstrate the following essential criteria in order to be considered for interview:

  • City & Guilds, BTEC ONC in an engineering discipline or equivalent qualification
  • Completed apprenticeship in Electrical or mechanical discipline within a manufacturing industry;
  • A minimum of 3 years post apprenticeship relevant experience
  • Knowledge of control systems within automated equipment;
  • Experience in carrying out electrical and or mechanical fault finding and planned maintenance;
  • Logical and well organised approach to problem solving;
  • Ability to deliver in a fast-paced environment, to operate under time pressure;
  • Ability to work as part of a team or unsupervised;


Desirable Criteria:


Due to the nature of the role preference will be given to applicants demonstrating the following desirable criteria:

  • BTEC HNC/HND qualification in an engineering discipline;
  • Knowledge of control systems within automated equipment;
  • Previous pharmaceutical experience
  • Experience with Inkjet printers and high speed packaging lines;
  • Atex qualified;
  • Experience using Computerised Maintenance Management System (CMMS)


Duration: Full time, Permanent

Location: Newry, Co. Down

Remuneration: Salary Attractive

Benefits: Free Life Assurance, Company Pension Scheme, 30 days annual leave, Wedding Leave, Employee well-being initiatives, Healthcare plan, Company Sick Pay, Employee Assistance Programme, On-site free parking, Canteen Facilities, Employee Perks scheme, Discounted Car Insurance, Annual Employee raffle, employee recognition scheme, career development opportunities and much more…

Contact: The Human Resources Department

Norbrook Laboratories Limited employs a workforce with members of all sections of the community and is committed to appointing people purely on the basis of merit. In accordance with our equal opportunities policy we would particularly like to welcome applicants from the Protestant Community.


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