Machine Setter

Kelly UK & Ireland
Employment Type
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Job Title: Machine Setter (3 Shift Cycle)

Location: Co. Offaly

Our Client – a Leading Medical device company – in Offaly are seeking an experienced Machine setter. The ideal candidate will have experience in EHS, Quality, SOPs, and machinery experience to minimize down time in the production areas.


  • Ensure compliance with and assist in the maintenance of a safe company culture
  • Report any equipment or process problems as appropriate
  • Highlight and work to eliminate unsafe methods/equipment/hazards as appropriate.
  • Ensure quality in all aspects of work by following SOPs and SWIs
  • Set-up all machines as per relevant procedures.
  • Ensure machines are set-up and run within validated parameters at all times.
  • Complete first-piece checks and all related paperwork.
  • Carry out on-line quality checks as per relevant procedures.
  • Ensure equipment is set-up correctly 1st time to maximize quality and minimize potential for defects.
  • GMP and 5S compliance is essential.
  • Ensure equipment and benches are cleaned to high standard after every set up
  • Correct set-up, general maintenance, and preventative maintenance of production equipment.
  • Troubleshoot mechanical problems and repair or replace parts as appropriate.
  • Ensure proper identification and storage of tools, gauges etc.
  • Ensure equipment set-up is running within standard time and produces 100% efficiency in order to achieve associated OEE targets.
  • Minimise downtime and work closely with Supervisors and Engineering to ensure maximum utilization of equipment.
  • Ensure set ups are completed in a timely manner and participate in SMED projects, to continuously reduce set up times.
  • Monitor scrap levels to ensure they do not exceed standard for any operations and reduce defects off machines and thereby reduce scrap in the plant.
  • Identify process, equipment and documentation improvements where possible and take part in improvement projects as assigned (e.g. Lean Manufacturing/Six Sigma/SMED)
  • Complete all identified training and development activities as required including allocated MyLearning courses.
  • Adhere strictly to company policies, procedures and plant key behaviors as notified.
  • Assist in the maintenance of a safe company culture by working within the company’s environmental, health and safety guidelines and Safety at all times.
  • Report any hazards, equipment, or process issues in line with plant escalation procedures


  • Leaving Certificate or equivalent
  • Senior Trade / Recognised Mechanical / Plastics qualification or Mechanical / Electrical Engineering Diploma – Desirable
  • Experience in an automated environment supporting high volume mechanical / pneumatic manufacturing system is desirable
  • Experience of automated equipment, PLCs, electro pneumatics, servos, lubrication systems, preventative maintenance programmes
  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment.

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