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Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)

Based in Craigavon, Co. Armagh, Wilson’s Country Ltd specialises in pre-packed, peeled and processed potatoes.


We supply food retailers, caterers and food processing companies with a range of products, offering quality, taste, full traceability and value for money.


We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a full-time Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)


This is a full-time role and working hours will be based on working 5 days out of 6, Monday to Saturday (Day shift).  Saturday working on a rota basis with day off in lieu, Monday to Friday.


Work pattern will generally be 6am - 3pm or 8am - 5pm, although given the nature of the industry a flexible approach will be required.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Important Information
Date Posted: 23rd November 2021
Closing Date: 1st December 2021
Industry: Food Production
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience

About the role

Key accountabilities will include:

  •  Fault finding and resolution, preventative and reactive maintenance activities;
  • Installation of new equipment and machinery;
  • Sourcing parts at best value to meet business needs and maintaining appropriate stock levels; 
  • Working closely with key stakeholders to operationalize new products and progress projects and engineering solutions;
  •  Contribute to continuous improvement and innovation, reviewing, developing and improving processes, plant and machinery to improve efficiency; 
  • Training and developing others in electrical work, new equipment, machinery and processes as necessary;
  •  Operating within Food Safety and Health and Safety standards in all aspects of the job role;
  • Any other duties as may be required to ensure the smooth running of the factory.

Pay rate and benefits will be discussed at the interview.  Workwear and tools for business use will be provided.

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What you will need

Required criteria

  • Qualification in an electrical discipline;
  • Time served, with extensive relevant electrical engineering experience in industry, ideally in a high-volume food manufacturing plant;
  • Able to read electrical drawings, diagnose and resolve electrical problems and have a good working knowledge of PLC/SCADA and industrial controls, drives, sensors, switches, robotics and automation;
  • good computer skills
  • Pro-active, practical approach to problem solving and decision making;
  • Able to work efficiently, effectively, accurately and on own initiative with minimum supervision as well as part of a team in a fast-paced working environment;
  • Professional manner, excellent interpersonal/communication skills and the ability to build good rapport at all levels;
  • Flexible approach to working hours

Desired criteria

  • Mechanical experience would be an advantage

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Problem Solving

Problem Solving

Production Operations

Production Operations



Wilson's Country

Delighting our customers in every respect!

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Wilson’s Country is the leading potato brand in Ireland. Our commitment to innovation and marketing has positioned us as one of the leaders in the industry, supplying retailers, foodservice and food manufacturers with own label and branded prepack, peeled and convenience potatoes. Potatoes are our passion… Since Angus Wilson started the business from the family farm in the 1980’s we have grown from strength to strength. We now employ over 70 staff who work from our 6 acre site in County Armagh. We are one of the premier potato packers and processors in Ireland. We hold key accounts with many of the leading food retailers in the country.

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Investment in our premises, our staff and our growers ensures that we offer a quality product and excellent service We strive to make people inspired by potatoes…the poor potato can get a bit of a bad press so that is why we are constantly innovating. We challenge ourselves by evolving our variety portfolio, our packaging, our range and our production processes. We want you to realise how exciting potatoes actually are! By their nature, potatoes are seasonal, meaning we can handle up to 30 different varieties of potatoes in one year. This equates to about 3.5 million individual potatoes per week…now that’s a lot of potatoes! Dealing with such a vast number of spuds means we truly are passionate about potatoes.

Our benefits

Retirement Plan and/or Pension

Employee Development Programs

Employee Discounts

Casual dress

Free Parking

Open office

Competitive Salary

Maintenance Engineer (Electrical)

Delighting our customers in every respect!