Lighthouse Technician - Electrical Coastal Operations Department

Lighthouse Technician - Electrical  

Lighthouse Technician - Electrical Coastal Operations Department

Irish Lights operates and maintains a diverse and technology driven aids to navigation infrastructure for the maritime sector around the island of Ireland including lighthouses, beacons, buoys and electronic aids to navigation.  

Irish Lights is recruiting a skilled electrician to join our Operations Team as a Lighthouse Technician (LT).  The successful candidate will be responsible to the Lighthouse Team Lead for their role in the provision of maintenance and management of Irish Lights’ assets and other activities.  The LT will operate as part of multi-disciplinary teams deployed, as required, on a coast wide basis, to our Dun Laoghaire facility, or at third party locations.

 If you are interested in a secure job within an innovative and unique organisation, then this role is for you.

Duties of the role will include: 

  • Undertaking routine maintenance, fault find and resolve issues at lighthouse stations. 
  • Reporting any defects or deficiencies with any asset using a computerised work management system. 
  • Supporting the design phase of projects, as required, by providing feedback and specialist technical knowledge to the design team. 
  • Working as part of multi-disciplinary team to undertake capital projects at Coastal Locations 
  • Understanding Risk Assessments and following the required Control Measures for all coast work.  
  • Partaking in pre-trip briefings and partake in or deliver toolbox talks on site 
  • Keeping up to date on training, upskilling and personal development.  

Due the specialist skills required in this role, together with a knowledge of the Coast and the health and safety requirements, there will a detailed internal induction program and extensive on the job learning and training provided by Irish Lights. In addition, formal training will also be provided, and this includes, but is not limited to, Helicopter Underwater Escape Training (HUET) training, sea survival, working at heights and Helicopter Landing Officer training.

The candidate must be an experienced technician with a relevant electrical qualification and comfortable with flexible approach to work including working away from home. 

The starting point of the salary scale is €€35,350 rising to €44,089. The point you will be placed on is commensurate to experience. Benefits that make up the attractive rewards package include; a very generous defined benefit pension scheme (27.9% employer contribution), paid sick leave scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme, generous family friendly policies, an Occupational Health Service, bike for work, commuter taxsaver schemes, onsite parking and an onsite canteen. 

Irish Lights also provides significant training and career development opportunities.

Please view the Candidate Briefing Pack for more information on this position and how to apply by midnight on 29 September 2023.


The Commissioners of Irish Lights is an equal opportunities employer and promotes diversity in the workplace.

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