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Maintenance Technician

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Maintenance Technician

Griffith Textile Machines

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Full Time

GTM are the marketing leading manufacturer of specialist weaving machinery and ancillary equipment. Part of the Ulster Group, we are expanding the loom build and carpet manufacturing divisions, setting up the largest Axminster carpet facility in GB, based in Washington, NE England.

As part of this expansion, we are actively recruiting for a Maintenance Technician to join our growing team and to help contribute and define the future of the business. 

The purpose of this role is to work as part of a dedicated team in the set-up, maintenance and repair of a range of weaving looms and associated equipment in the manufacture of high-quality Axminster carpet.

The Maintenance Technician is responsible to the Engineering Manager.

Main Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Work as part of a team to maximise OEE ensuring all looms run to optimum efficiency, productivity and quality
  • Maintain all safety aspects of the looms and associated equipment
  • Ensure planned and preventative maintenance activities are carried out in line with the maintenance schedule
  • Ensure corrective actions are robust and carried out in a timely manner
  • Respond to, fault diagnose and repair general machine breakdowns reporting back to the Engineering Manager
  • Work with the weaving team to ensure accurate start of up of new looms
  • Record and document all maintenance activities, spares usage and routine inspections
  • Assist the wider team with machine overhaul, machine build and machine commissioning 
  • Contribute to and lead on continuous improvement and development projects
  • To provide support and supervision as necessary for contractors working on site
  • Ensure a high standard of safety and housekeeping is maintained including the wearing of relevant PPE, reporting of accident and potential hazards

Additional Responsibilities for all Employees:

  • Adhere to Company Health & Safety Regulations at all times
  • Ensure implementation of the Company Equal Opportunities Policy at all times
  • Ensure all procedures are adhered to and a high level of Customer Service is maintained
  • Provide flexibility in supporting other departments as and when required
  • Comply with the Environmental Management ISO 14001 & Quality Management ISO 9001 systems
  • Carry out any other duties as deemed necessary and reasonable by management


  • Competitive package, currently undergoing review
  • Shift premium – 3 shift pattern
  • Full time permanent positions
  • Profit Related Bonus
  • Overtime
  • Training and development
  • Opportunity to join a growing business

To apply for any of the above positions, please email a CV and Covering Letter including a job reference. If you would like more information, including a full job description and person specification, please email recruit@ulstercarpets.com.

The company is committed to selection on merit.