Bottling / Mechanical Engineer

Job Ref: 10007
Sector: Technical Engineering
Job Type: Temporary
Date Added: 18 June 2019
  • Louth, Republic of Ireland Louth Louth 3Leinster Louth
  • Competitive
  • Donal Madigan
  • 061 462 434
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Operating as a multi-skilled bottling line engineer, the role requires the individual to be competent in all electrical and mechanical aspects of bottling and packaging equipment. This includes de-palletisers, product rinsers, fillers, capper/corkers, capsulators, wet & self-adhesive labellers, ink & laser coding equipment, case weighers and all associated end of line pallet build & wrap equipment including bottle and case conveyors.

Provide day to day mechanical engineering support to the bottling production line with specific responsibility for meeting the weekly % Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) targets, Production Output and Key Performance Indicators.

Drive continuous improvements in %OEE through set-up time reduction, minimising minor stoppages and through an effective preventative maintenance programme.

Assist with developing and implementing the bottling line capacity & layout strategy.


  • Collect data on the causes of production line stoppages (additional to set ups), analyse the root causes and implement permanent corrective actions.
  • Identify and highlight issues associated with direct materials that cause line stoppages and/or poor quality.
  • Lead problem solving activities associated with product quality, process and equipment issues.
  • Use Statistical methodologies in conjunction with TPM, OEE & 5S tools and techniques to drive efficiencies.
  • Apply statistical methodologies in analysing cause & effect relationships to the issues that cause inefficiencies.
  • Implement mechanical systems to improve equipment and production methods to reduce set-up times.
  • Develop, maintain and carry out the Preventative Maintenance programme in the bottling area.
  • Develop the bottling hall area layout using CAD tools.
  • Assist with developing and maintaining the capacity model for the bottling line.
  • Optimise the methodologies and efficiencies for all manual packaging and identify the associated direct labour times and costs.
  • Responsible for the Health & Safety of self, colleagues, and others, as well as company plant and equipment
  • Challenge any unsafe behaviours, at all levels of the business and amongst contactors, suppliers and visitors
  • Promote the development of positive EHS culture, processes and performance, within the local team and site, and supports other team members and departments to do the same
  • Comply with all Statutory, Regulatory and Beam Suntory Global Standard requirements
  • Acts as a role model and own local EHS systems including Policies, EHS, SOPs, COSHH, RA's and any other department specifics
  • Understands the EHS risks and control measures identified under COMAH and DSEAR
  • Maintain a high focus on Continuous Improvement initiatives both electrical/PLC and mechanical equipment.
  • Identify areas for improvement including designing, procurement, installing, programming and testing.
  • Implement autonomous maintenance programme through operator training.
  • Analyse poor/declining performance and implement effective and sustainable solutions, through Daily Operation Review meetings and Multi-disciplinary team meetings.
  • Maintain all documentation in relation to ATEX equipment, COSHH register, Risk Assessments and Confined Space Register.
  • Operate the Permit to Work system ensuring all contractors supply job specific Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) taking into consideration any high-risk activities.
  • Fully engage in Hazard Awareness reporting and actioning where appropriate.
  • Use electrical control drawings to fault find on electrical/PLC controls. Provide technical cover to enable extending production to a second shift during peak demand seasons.


  • Strong hands-on mechanical engineering skills and experience.
  • Competent in all aspects of project management including technical specifications, timelines and financial management.
  • Knowledge of PLC systems including debugging and programming.
  • Knowledge of inverter and servo systems.
  • High focus on Lean Manufacturing through OBSW including EHS, Teamwork, Visual Management, Autonomous Maintenance, 5S and Focused Improvement.
  • Detailed knowledge of specialist bottling equipment.


  • General Manager
  • Engineering & Quality Manager
  • EHS Co-Ordinator
  • Procurement Manager

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of Bottling Hall equipment or manufacturing/mechanical environment.

IRC is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

Irish Recruitment
18/07/2019 13:12:03