General Operative

One of the largest engineering companies in the South East is adding General Operatives to their expanding production team. An entry level role that will challenge candidates in a high-volume production line. A gateway position with potential for learning and developing new engineering skills with scope for career progression.

Your new company

Established for over 45 years, this family-owned hydraulic cylinder manufacturer is going from strength to strength and currently expanding. A friendly, fast-paced working environment with a focus on service, quality, flexibility, and value. Burnside Eurocyl works hard at establishing a solid business relationship with original equipment manufacturers all over Europe and North America. Located in Carlow Town, County Carlow, under 10 mins drive from the M9 and under 40 mins from Kilkenny, Portlaoise, and Bunclody. The company currently operates with 230+ staff and a result of continuous growth now have general operative vacancies to expand its maintenance team.

Your new role

You’ll join a large multi-disciplinary team and report directly to the department supervisor. You’ll operate machines, tools and work with your hands in a dynamic engineering atmosphere that is physically challenging. You’ll seek to meet production line targets, committing to continuous improvement and pursuing progressive efficiency of manufacturing processes, while achieving required standards and quality. You’ll be responsible for maintaining a clean working environment. As the company operates a multi-skilled, flexible work policy you’ll be required to work at different jobs from time to time. The above list of duties is not exhaustive.

What you need to succeed

You’ll be dependable, consistent, punctual and equipped with a desire to get assigned tasks completed. You’ll have experience working in a team environment, preferably in a manufacturing setting. You’ll be open to learning new skills, naturally curious while being a good listener and prepared for operating in a physically demanding environment. You’ll have to work 39 hours per week, be flexible to work overtime, Saturdays and to report on either of the shifts available:

1st Shift:
Mon – Thurs 8:00am – 4:30pm
Fri 8:00am – 3:30pm

2nd Shift
Mon 4:30pm – 1:00am
Tue – Thurs 4:30pm – 2:00am
Fri 3:30pm – 7:30pm

What you’ll get in return

You’ll get competitive rates working for us based upon work experience, we’ll pay you weekly and you’ll be provided on-site training and opportunities to learn new skills and grow in an engineering environment. You’ll have steady hours and short commutes to work, allowing you to maximise your free time. Due to our continuous growth, you’ll have the opportunity for career advancement with us and growth in wages down the line. You will be paid time and a half for overtime hours and you will be entitled to floating days and holiday pay.

What you’ll need to do now

If you’re interested in this role, click ‘Submit CV’ and forward an up-to-date copy of your CV and Cover Letter, outlining why you are a perfect candidate for this position or send directly to

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