System Technician - Ireland
Field Based (covering Ireland and occasionally the UK)
€35,000 Plus Benefits including Company Van, Excellent Pension Scheme, Life Cover, Health Cash Plan, 26 Days’ Holiday
Our client is a charity that provides a 24-hour lifeboat search and rescue service and a seasonal lifeguard service.
Whatever the weather, equipment and crew need to operate to the very highest possible technical standards. It will be up to you to ensure this. This is an ideal opportunity to use your skills working on state-of-the-art lifeboats and associated equipment throughout Ireland and occasionally the UK.
You will become part of a close team working with Station Mechanics, Contractors and other Technical staff to carry out planned maintenance, fault diagnosis and defect repairs on all of the mechanical/electrical equipment within the region. It’s a chance to really make a lifesaving impact on the vital maintenance of lifeboats and their equipment.
Part of your duties as a System Technician will include trialling existing, repaired or new equipment. As such, you’ll be eager to keep up-to-date with the latest technology and willing to get involved in the roll-out of new equipment, which is constantly changing within our client’s Search and Rescue team.
To be considered, you will need:
- A time-served apprenticeship or a sound background in mechanical, electrical and/or electronic engineering
- An NVQ Level 3 qualification in a mechanical, electrical or electronic discipline
You will also need at least one of the following:
- Wide knowledge of diesel and petrol engines/electrical systems
- Marine or plant experience
- Experience constructing and/or modifying electronic equipment
- Previous experience of repairing and maintaining electronic equipment
- A full, valid driving licence
As a System Technician, you will need to be a proactive individual who can respond quickly to changing priorities and tight deadlines. You’ll also be self-motivated, willing to go that extra mile and able to work well, both as part of a team and on your own initiative.
As this is a sea-going appointment, you will need to satisfy the institution's medical and eyesight standards.
The role requires you to be part of a duty rota and be expected, when required, to work unsociable hours. As this is a field based role, you will be required to travel throughout Ireland and occasionally the UK.
A towing licence would be beneficial to your application.
The closing date for applications is the 21st January 2018, with interviews scheduled for the week commencing the 5th February 2018.
Our client’s staff and volunteers have been saving lives at sea without prejudice for nearly 200 years. They respect and value diversity of background, skills and perspectives within their teams, and consider it essential to help the organisation deliver a world-class lifesaving service. Our client is an inclusive organisation and welcome applications from everyone. In addition to having the skills needed for the role, our client also looks for applicants who share their commitment to living their values (trustworthy, courageous, selfless, and dependable), and helping them work towards their goals of halving drowning in the UK and Ireland by 2024. This involves a growing commitment to preventative action, using expertise to work in partnership with communities locally, nationally and internationally to prevent drowning.
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