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Craftworker, Portlaoise TrainCare Depot

Craftworker, Portlaoise Traincare Depot

Craftworker, Portlaoise Traincare Depot

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It is an exciting time to be a part of the Team at our Portlaoise Train Care Maintenance Depot.  Significant expansion plans have brought the requirement to further invest in our people.  We are seeking applications for a number of qualified Electrical and Mechanical Craftworker roles.   Please see attached information article to learn more about the Depot and the role of Craftworker.


Just some of the benefits of joining Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Permanent role offering (subject to appropriate probationary period)
  • Income Protection policy
  • Pension & Welfare schemes
  • Wellbeing Programme
  • Reduced Fares on the network
  • Further educational support programmes in place
  • Supportive and progressive Work Life Balance initiatives
  • Potential future progression to varied and interesting career paths
  • Best practice on the job training in our modern high performance Depots
  • Contributing to our commitment to ensure rail becomes the greenest mode of domestic travel

The essential requirements for these roles are:

  • FETAC Level 6 accreditation or equivalent including but not limited to Solas (formally FÁS) apprenticeship, City & Guilds apprenticeship or higher
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in the trade area post apprenticeship or relevant experience within a similar industry
  • Applicants will be cross-skilled and will be required to work on all vehicle systems and components on various train fleets in a busy environment
  • Proven experience in maintenance of electrical systems, industrial equipment or transport equipment (Electrical Craftworker only)
  • Ability to read drawings, follow detailed work instructions and procedures
  • Interest in ensuring quality of work standards are high / Strong attention to detail
  • Problem solving / fault finding skills
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong numerical ability

Safety critical assessments, competency based interview and medical will form part of the selection process.  Please note candidates may be shortlisted based on a review of submitted CV’s.  If you are interested in applying, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

If you would like more information on this position please see the below link.


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