Machine Operator (Poling) OHL – Kilkenny

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Ireland

Position: Machine Operator – Poling

Location: Kilkenny

Contract: 1 year with review  

Salary: DOE

 Overview of role:  

Gaeltec Utilities are seeking a Machine Operator within the Overheads Lines Department. ESB poling experience desirable with experience of construction and all relevant CSCS qualifications essential. We are looking for an individual who is willing to travel to multiple locations, company transportation provided from base location.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support Crew/Team leader by having a pro-active attitude towards all tasks and follow their instructions;
  • Assure that all documentation related to the machine is always present on site and up to date and done daily/weekly;
  • Perform all works according with Company and Client Health and Safety rules, MESC’s, codes of practice, method statements and HSA regulations;
  • Be an active part on performing the pre-work Safety Risk Assessment and Job Site Safety Plan;
  • You will be responsible to take proper care of all tools/equipment/PPE and vehicles supplied to you by the company and report any defects found.
  • Assure to be always presentable as part of the company’s image, have a likable attitude towards your colleagues, customer representatives and members of the public;
  • Assure site work space is in line with good housekeeping conditions;
  • Assure all works are performed within Company and Client quality, procedures, and technical requirements;
  • Report challenges, safety issues to the PICW/ Supervisor;
  • Support all Team on site in helping to solve complex works;
  • Take part in training, team briefings and tool box talks.
  • Ensure Good Catches and Near Misses are reported promptly.

To be considered for the Machine Operator position you will Ideally have the following: 

  • Full Driving Licence and willingness to travel and work at various customer sites.
  • Excellent communication and time skills.
  • Must understand and speak English language.
  • Reliable and flexible with the ability to use own initiative.
  • Available to work shifts, evenings, weekends and on short notice.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the task at hand.
  • Commitment to health and safety.
  • Experience of construction essential.
  • Relevant CSCS qualifications essential.
  • Manual Handling and Safe Pass qualifications.
  • ESB Poling Experience desirable.


If you would like the chance to work in this exciting role for an innovative company, please apply directly with CV to:

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