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Electrical Maintenance Apprentice

Dawn FarmsNaas, KildareApprenticeship

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Why Dawn Farms?

We can offer an excellent opportunity to be part of a world-class team offering plenty of opportunity for further training, development and career opportunities should you wish to progress further. Our culture is one of inclusiveness and diversity with a constant drive and focus for continuous improvement throughout our business. Our production plants are located in Naas, Co Kildare with easy access via public transport.

Apprenticeship Program

The Electrical Apprenticeship is a Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft Electrical award. It focuses on the development of a range of skills such health & safety, electrical science, electrical installations, wiring and panel control systems. Our Electrical Apprentices will be joining as part of our Maintenance Department to be based in both Plant 1 & Plant 2 in our Naas, Co. Kildare location. This is a 4 year programme made up of 7 phases, 4 onsite and 3 offsite college block locations. This programme will commence in September 2024.

An Electrical Apprentice is a trainee technician supporting the maintenance team in performing corrective and preventative maintenance to a high standard. Over the course of a four-year program, our Electrical Apprentices will prepare and upskill to become a multi-skilled maintenance technician. The complexity of tasks increases as skills levels and competence develop within the program.

Role Responsibilities & Duties

  • Selection, procurement, safe use of, and storage of craft-related tools, equipment and materials.
  • Selection and utilisation of fixing devices.
  • Assessment, interpretation and implementation of ETCI wiring regulations, installation inspection and testing procedures.
  • Utilisation of electrical test instruments.
  • Installation of sub-distribution boards and protective devices.
  • Installation and maintenance of lighting, heating and motive power systems and controls.
  • Interpretation of technical data and manufacturing standards.
  • Interpretation of equipment assembly, disassembly and adjustment procedures.
  • Completion and updating of job-related documentation.
  • Ensure that Health & Safety & Food Safety procedures are followed.

Eligibility Criteria Requirements

  • Minimum applicant age is 16.
  • Must pass the ISHIHARA colour vision test.
  • 5 passes in Junior cert or 3 passes in Leaving cert (or equivalent).
  • Must be available to travel / relocate for 3 offsite phases.
  • No electrical experience or knowledge is required, but would be an advantage.

Key Skills & Competencies

  • Strong work ethic and positive ‘can do’ attitude.
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Adaptability - Flexible to the needs of the business.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Initiative.
  • Problem solving.
  • Planning.
  • Information gathering.
  • Report Writing.

What we can offer you?

  • Pension at 3%.
  • Subsidised health insurance.
  • Subsidised canteen.
  • Employee assistance programme - this programme offers expert wellbeing support 24 hours a day 365 days a year access to counselling, financial information, consumer information, life coaching, health information, autism support, parent coaching, International employee support, all free for you and your family.
  • Wellness programme/campaigns.
  • Maternity/Paternity leave benefits.
  • Training & Development, Career progression opportunities.
  • Christmas Hamper.
  • Christmas Savings Scheme.
  • Bike to work scheme.

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