Killarney, Ireland.

T: +353 (0) 64 663 2055

London, UK

T: +44 (0) 203 675 9110


Established in 1990, Killarney Precision Engineering Limited trades as O’Carroll Engineering, Laser Tube Ireland and Signature Stairs. The company has grown from a two-employee business to employing over 130 qualified and skilled staff working in a 7,500 m2 modern manufacturing facility. The Company has achieved ISO certification, CE Marking and is continually implementing Lean manufacturing processes.
As innovative industry leaders, achieving the highest standards of quality is at the forefront of everything we do. To do this we recruit the best-in-class and invest in our colleagues promoting training and development in a modern work environment.
We have a broad variety of roles across a number of departments such as;

• Steel detailing, programming
• Cutting, fabrication, welding
• Finishing, transport, assembly
• Estimating, marketing, sales
• Administration, purchasing
• Site survey, site installation
• In-house maintenance
• Human resources
• Apprenticeships

O’Carroll Engineering is recognised as a leading local employer in vibrant and scenic Killarney Co. Kerry. If this sounds like an organisation which you would like to join please review the job vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you.


Current Vacancies

Metal Fabricator 

General scope of role:

The Metal Fabricator is part of the team of Fabricators and Welders who fit and weld steel components. The Metal Fabricator will primarily work from technical drawings to fabricate, fit and tack weld competent parts before the item is moved on for welding. The role will require the fabrication of components using a jig.

The Metal Fabricator will work under the direction of the workshop supervisors to produce components to the standard required. The Metal Fabricator is responsible for checking that their work is produced in accordance with technical drawings provided and that the component is handed over to the welder in an acceptable condition for welding. Components will be required to go through a quality control (QC) check by a member of the QC team. The Metal Fabricator must ensure all OCE policies and procedures are adhered to at all times.  

Main duties: 

  • Read and interpret technical drawings to produce steel components
  • Take measurements to ensure accuracy
  • Cutting steel as required
  • Use welder to tack components
  • Ensure components are as per the specification required
  • Work from jigs as required
  • Operate power and hand tools to complete jobs
  • Run machines as required to complete jobs
  • Maintain all health and safety standards at all times

Minimum requirements of the Metal Fabricator: 

  • Experience in the fabrication of metal components from technical drawings
  • Working knowledge of steel
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Team player
  • Proven ability to multi-task
  • Flexibility to move between projects

The Metal Fabricator role requires a minimum of 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday. Candidates must be available for shift work as required. A reasonable level of overtime may be required at morning, evening or weekend time to ensure the fulfillment of the requirements of this role.

MIG Welder 

General scope of role:

The MIG Welder will work as part of the production team of Metal Fabricators and Welders and is integral to overall production operations.

Main duties:

  • MIG welding to ensure precise, seamless joints
  • Complete welding tests as deemed necessary by production management
  • Ensure work is completed to the high standard required
  • Work to timelines set by production management
  • Adhere to all health and safety standards set for the role of Welder
  • Maintain PPE compliance
  • Maintain a clean and organised work station
  • Ongoing quality control checking of own work
  • Take part in any training required for the fulfillment of the role
  • Ensure all works are being carried out in line with company and client requirements

This list provides a synopsis of duties, and is not exhaustive

Minimum requirements of the MIG Welder:

  • Three years MIG welding
  • Successful completion of MIG welding tests
  • Experience in a manufacturing or production environment
  • Team player
  • Flexibility to move between projects

This role requires a minimum of 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday across two shifts. A reasonable level of overtime may be required at morning, evening or weekend time to ensure the fulfilment of the requirements of this role. The successful candidate will be required to remain available for two-cycle shift work.

Metal Fabrication Apprentice

O’Carroll Engineering are recruiting Metal Fabrication Apprentices with a view to begin in Summer 2019.

 The apprenticeship will be in receipt of an apprentice wage for the duration of the course. SOLAS have set out minimum requirements to qualify for an apprenticeship scheme.

Applications must include the following;

 Letter of Application

  • Current CV
  • Photocopy of your official Department of Education Junior and Leaving Certificate results (where relevant)
  • Photocopy of any further training certificates

Resumes to

Please reference the position you wish to apply for in the email title.

O’Carroll Engineering is an equal opportunities employer.