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Fitter/Maintenance Technician

Ref No: SD/FMT/08/22

Location: Donegal
Closing Date: 1st August 2022

The successful candidate will be involved in providing preventative maintenance and process improvements of automated machinery to maximise production efficiency, assist with ongoing upgrades of the plant and maintaining mill hygiene standards.

The Person:

  • At least 3 years previous relevant experience;
  • Experience in undertaking fault finding analysis;
  • The ability to undertake mechanical tasks including welding and fabrication;
  • Knowledge and working experience of pneumatic and hydraulic systems;
  • Ideally have experience using a Computerised Maintenance Management System and good IT skills;
  • Ideally have an engineering or mechanical qualification or equivalent;
  • Experience of working in the animal feed milling industry would be an advantage.

Applicants should be self-motivated with excellent communication, organisational and team working skills.  Hours of work are 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday – Thursday and 8:00am – 3:30pm – Friday. Availability for call outs required on a rotating basis. There will also be a requirement to work outside normal work pattern hours should it be necessary.

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About Us

Smyths Daleside, one of the most modern mills in Ireland, manufacture high quality animal feeds for ruminant and monogastric animals (Beef, Dairy, Calf, Sheep, Horse, Pig and Poultry). All products are specially designed by some of the top nutritionists in the country and provide essential vitamins.

Smyths Daleside is one of the biggest manufacturing firms in the area and provide employment for 58 people at present with sales from Donegal to Sligo, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Monaghan and Cavan, and cover all counties in Northern Ireland.


Our culture is based on setting best in class standards, working towards and delivering on committed objectives, striving for constant improvement and involving everyone in the process. We endeavour to develop our people and harness everyone’s potential to deliver a winning team.

Equal Opportunities

Smyths Daleside Feeds is an Equal Opportunities employer and is committed to a safe, inclusive and relationship based working environment.


In return we offer a high degree of responsibility, great opportunities for learning, personal growth and development with advancement within a fast-moving agricultural sector. Health benefits and cover to be discussed with Human Resources.

Our Purpose

To advance the interests of farmers and the agricultural industry through the development of growth orientated agri-food businesses and the promotion of best agricultural practice.

Our Values

Trust: Trusting each other and earning the trust of others

Respect: Treat others as we would wish to be treated ourselves

Teamwork: Together we are more effective

Excellence: We aim to exceed expectations and always strive to be better