Mechanic/Plant FitterCollon, Co LouthMechanic/Plant Fitter


We require a highly experienced mechanic/plant fitter to work in our yard based in Collon, Co. Louth. The role will require some traveling from time to time including work in the UK. However, this is not a regular occurrence and expenses, travel and accommodation will be paid for by the company, as well as an increase in day rate for UK work. You will need to work well on your own as well as in a team and take responsibility for the maintenance of Meehan Drilling fleet. Our fleet currently consists of 6 drilling rigs, 11 vans, 5 trucks and various other plant and machinery.


  • Full responsibility of company vehicles and rig maintenance/repair systems.
  • Comply with company & H&S standards.
  • Carrying out maintenance and repair of company vehicles, rigs and machines.
  • Undertaking full inspection and responsibility before handing over to operatives for use.
  • Full responsibility and organisation of mileage and hour records to schedule servicing.
  • Documenting all relevant details, completing records on both paper and electronic system.
  • Using materials, parts and equipment in an efficient manner.
  • Full compliance with all safety and company procedures, specifically vehicle related.
  • Maintain positive working relationships with colleagues.
  • Sourcing & ordering parts, following the company purchasing procedure.


  • Fluent English and excellent writing skills
  • Must have I.T skills and experience working with Excel
  • Must hold safe pass and manual handling certificate as a minimum
  • Must have full clean B licence, C licence is an advantage
  • 3-10 years’ experience working as a mechanic


You will be based at the company’s yard in Collonbeg Farm, Collon, Co. Louth, but may be required to travel within Ireland and the UK to carry out your responsibilities, if required.

Expected minimum hours per week roughly 40.75 (7.30am to 17:00pm - may vary depending on site access for projects) Overtime may be required at times and is greatly encouraged to enable staff to earn more provided the additional hours are productive.

Salary: €14.00 to €17.00/hour.

This position is an IMMEDIATE start and hourly pay will be negotiable depending on licence category and experience.


Meehan Drilling are renowned for investing in the teams’ development and growth. Should you prove to be hard working and a fast learner, there is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to be further trained as a Fleet Manager.

We would love to hear from you if you are interested in this job!

To apply, email your cover letter and CV to

If you have any questions, feel free to call us on +353 (0)42 9372220 or +44 (0) 28 3025 2678

Why work with us?

Here are a few reasons why we think we are a great company to work for:

Why Work 1
Work-life Balance

We expect employees to have a great work ethic. This is generously rewarded and appreciated but we don’t expect people to overwork. We encourage leaving work on time and calls outside of working hours are only for emergencies. We promote a healthy work-life balance with ample annual leave and lucrative benefit packages, enabling staff to perform to the best of their ability.

Why Work 2
Training & Career Development

We have a comprehensive training and career development program for employees at all levels. We believe investing time and money in our people pays dividends in the long run & improves employee retention. We also participate in team building activities outside of the workplace, so people get to know each other outside of a work environment.

Why Work 3

Meehan Drilling is committed to creating business growth whilst ensuring that the impact on the environment is minimised. Working for us means you will be working with a company who takes their responsibility to protect natural resources very seriously.

Why Work 4

Would you like to be part of a diverse company who strives to create a work environment that encourages new ideas, innovations and growth? We provide a safe, fair and stimulating workplace and we encourage employees to make a meaningful contribution to the overall company performance. We are open to new ideas and suggestions on how to improve our business.