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Apprentice Mechanical Automation & Maintenance Fitter




Cross Agricultural Engineering Ltd.

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Job Description:

About the Company: Cross is a leading Engineering company who specialize in the design and manufacturing of Farm, Biogas, commercial and food processing machinery.

Apprenticeship program: At Cross we pride ourselves in offering one of the best apprenticeship training programs in the country.

On successful completion of this apprenticeship, the apprentice is awarded a QQI Level 6 Advanced Certificate Craft – Mechanical Automation & Maintenance Fitter

This apprenticeship consists of four on-the-job phases with Cross and three off-the-job phases in an educational organisation. Apprentices will be invited to attend their off-the-training phases in accordance with the SOLAS scheduling system.

This apprenticeship is deemed to be complete when an apprentice has successfully completed all on-the-job and off-the-job phases of their apprenticeship, which is a minimum of four years in duration from the date of registration. 

What is a Mechanical Automation & Maintenance Fitter:

The work of the Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitter involves machinery installation, machinery assembly, maintenance and repair, replacement of broken or worn parts, adjustment and servicing.

The work also involves fabrication of replacement parts using machine tools i.e. lathes, milling machines, grinders etc. Components may have to be repaired or fabricated using welding, brazing, riveting and soldering techniques.

All Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitters apprentices will be trained in the following:

-Working with a variety of specialised tools - lathes, milling machines, grinders

-Working with drilling and milling machines and welding plants

-Working on complex hydraulic systems

-Interpreting technical drawings and diagrams

-Assembling brand new machines according to factory tolerances

-Dismantling, Repair/Make and Fitting of new parts when performing machine maintenance

-Machine wiring

-Electromechanical parts installation

-Electrical machine components installation

-Report writing of completed work

​Pay: At Cross we pay all our apprentices the recommended wage by the ETB (Education and Training Board). A training allowance is paid by the local ETB while the apprentice is attending the off-the-job training.



-Junior Certificate must be completed

-Leaving Certificate is a bonus

-Leaving or junior cert Engineering, Tech Drawing (DCG), Woodwork, Physics, Phys/chem are a bonus

-Must be 16 years of age or older

-No experience required (training provided)

-Good communication skills

-Ability to read manufacturing drawings is a bonus

-Ability to work as part of a team

-Past engineering experience is a bonus

-Must include Junior Cert results on CV (CV without results will not be accepted)

-Must include Leaving cert results on CV if you have completed the leaving cert


Jason Cross


Permanent / Full-time

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