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Maintenance Team Lead

Ref No: WS/LE/11/22

Location: Altnamachin
Closing Date: 22nd November 2022

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Maintenance Team Lead will be responsible for developing, implementing, and leading best practice engineering solutions within White’s, as well as providing leadership and direction to a team of engineers.

Applicants must have the following essential criteria:

  • Have an electrical Engineering qualification or time served apprenticeship.
  • At least four years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Experience within a food production environment.
  • Experience in leading teams and getting the best out of direct reports.
  • Ability to lead staff and provide direction to shift engineers.
  • Experience of implementing and developing preventative maintenance management systems and development of TPM.
  • An excellent knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems.
  • Work experience of interpreting engineering drawings.
  • An understanding of a range of food production line packing equipment.
  • Experience of budget management and forecasting for department overheads.
  • Be highly computer literate.

Preference will be given to candidates who have:

  • Experience in energy monitoring and improvement initiatives
  • Experience in developing and enhancing health and safety standards and awareness and implementation of best practices.
  • A detailed understanding of LEAN principles and application, in particular root cause analysis (5Y’s)

The successful candidate will be expected to be flexible in their working hours to accommodate the operational needs of the business which may include shift work. In return all employees will have access to a Healthcare Plan (includes children up to the age of 18), Company Pension with Life Assurance and an active Health and Well Being programme.

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About Us

White’s has been milling oats in Tandragee, Co Armagh for 177 years. Part of the Fane Valley Group of companies, we supply a wide range of oat and porridge products to retail and food service customers throughout Ireland, the UK and in key export markets. At White’s we believe in quality in every part of our business, from the oats our dedicated growers produce to the standards we set ourselves, and the people who join our team.


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

White's Oats 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