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Shift Technician – Ulster Yarns

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Shift Technician – Ulster Yarns


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Full Time

We have an exciting vacancy at Ulster Yarns, our Yarn Supply plant-based in Dewsbury for a Shift Technician.  As a hands-on engineering based technician, you will be involved in the set-up, maintenance and repair of a range of textile machinery to ensure maximum production efficiency.  

Job Purpose: To set up, maintain and repair a range of textile machinery to ensure maximum production efficiency.  

Essential Skills & Experience: 

  • A hands-on practical engineering background working with mechanical production machinery & equipment  
  • Quick learner, able to understand how machines operate  
  • Ability to recognise, diagnose and correct faults on a range of machinery & equipment 
  • Technical competence to read and interpret mechanical and electrical drawings 
  • Manual dexterity to carry out all maintenance activities  
  • Communication skills to convey SOPs, fault diagnoses and corrective actions to management, apprentices and colleagues 
  • Tenacity to work through problems to final completion and correction  
  • Composure to react in a positive manner in difficult / emergency breakdown scenarios  

Desirable Skills & Experience: 

  • Qualified / time-served apprenticeship, preferably in mechanical related background  
  • Experience working in the textiles industry, particularly with carding, spinning and finishing processes  
  • Experience working with pneumatic equipment  

Other qualities: 

  • Flexibility to work a range of shift patterns 
  • Commitment and enthusiasm to develop within the textiles industry  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Maintain and repair machines in line with the planned and preventative maintenance schedule 
  • Ensure machine downtime is carefully monitored, managed and reduced as necessary 
  • Proactive and responsive to machine breakdowns to minimise impact on production 
  • Diagnose and resolve faults, machine emergencies or unplanned problems in a systematic and logical manner  
  • Problem solve one-off and recurring issues to implement effective corrective actions 
  • Develop and update Standard Operating Procedures for each machine 
  • Contribute to the development of planned and preventative maintenance schedules 
  • Completion of work records for all maintenance activities  
  • Identify, request and purchase a range of machine parts, fixtures and components 
  • Work as part of a project team on the installation of new machinery  
  • Supervise, train and develop apprentice technicians and other colleagues 
  • Report all safety and maintenance issues to the Manager 

If you would like to join the team, send your tailored CV by email to recruit@ulstercarpets.com, or to the Monitoring Officer, Ulster Carpet Mills, Castleisland Factory, Portadown, BT62 1EE.  Tel. 028 38395123. 

The company is committed to selection on merit.