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Maintenance Fitter

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Date: May 11, 2022

Location: Ballina, MO, IE

Company: Hollister Incorporated

We Make Life More Rewarding and Dignified

Location: Ballina 
Department: Operations 



Maintenance Fitter



Hollister ULC is an independent healthcare manufacturer, respected worldwide for quality and innovation. Our mission is to help the medical profession deliver better products and services, which makes life more rewarding and dignified for all who use them. Hollister has been based in Ballina, Co. Mayo since 1976 and we currently employ over 950 people.




Reporting to the Maintenance Team Leader, the successful candidate will be responsible for the ongoing maintenance and repair of all mechanical equipment in Continence Care in compliance with regulatory and corporate requirements. A significant feature of this role is to minimize equipment downtime thus optimizing overall plant performance.





  • Provide high level technical support in a high volume environment and work with and advise suppliers and engineers on process and product design to facilitate greater production efficiencies.
  • Troubleshoot equipment related process problems and equipment failures to determine root cause and to investigate repairs.
  • Assist in developing and driving ongoing and preventative maintenance programs.
  • Maintain accurate data for analysis on equipment.
  • Support Engineering and Production personnel on continuous improvements and monitor equipment in order to recommend process improvements.
  • Participate in Continuous Improvement Projects that use lean and six sigma tools to improve overall business efficiency.
  • Contribute to fostering a culture of innovation through identifying innovative solutions to process problems and actively encouraging team members to share new ideas.




  • Must Possess a Fás Mechanical Time-served Apprenticeship with Junior and Senior Trades


Additional qualifications in Maintenance / Mechatronics / Engineering / Project management.

Length of experience:

  • 4+ years’ experience preferably in medical devices and/or pharmaceutical industries


Skills and Experience - Essential:

  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate the application of multi-skilling in previous employment.
  • The role involves working in a cross-functional team therefore strong communication skills coupled with excellent analytical and problem solving skills are prerequisites for this role.
  • Good computer skills including MS Word and Excel
  • Ability to develop and maintaining work lists for continuous improvement.
  • Ability to drive continuous improvement via observation.
  • Excellent drive and self-motivation.
  • Ability to work proactively in a team environment.
  • Capable of clearly articulating issues, effects, and potential causes.
  • Excellent root cause analysis.
  • Excellent systems understanding.


Skills and Experience - Desirable:

  • An understanding of Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma tools would be an advantage.
  • Familiar with clean rooms and clean room manufacturing environments
  • Experience in a position of responsibility in management or leading of a technical team
  • Pneumatics and reading pneumatic drawings
  • Electro pneumatics         
  • Laser cutting / printing
  • Indexer drives     
  • Laser printing
  • Belt drives           
  • PDCA, DIMAIC training
  • Cam driven machines     
  • Familiar with Servo & Stepper Drives   
  • Punch presses      
  • Ultrasonic Punching / cutting
  • Pumps, & flow control    
  • Familiar with Sensors, inductive, capacitive, through beam.
  • Control systems, PLCs, Distributed control, Bus systems
  • Jig and fixture design
  • Heat sealing steady state  & Impulse sealing


Candidates must be prepared to work a 24/7 Shift - 12 hour days / nights on a 4 cycle shift pattern (4x 12 hour days, four days off, followed by 4x 12 hour nights) or  (2x 12 hour days then 2 x 12 hour nights, four days off,  2x 12 hour days, then 2 x 12 hour nights)



Hollister is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

Job Req ID: 30238

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