Service Technician

Job Description


Who we are

K.B. Combustion was formed in Dublin in 1975 and since that time we have established ourselves as a successful business supplying, installing, and servicing combustion equipment and boiler process plant. Today's business is responsible for maintaining equipment in many of Ireland's premier business and institutional organisations.


We have had the satisfaction of serving some clients for over 45 years which is a testament to the consistent quality and good service provided by KB Combustion Ltd. Our tailored service contracts can cover everything from basic burner servicing to total plant maintenance.


About the Role

Boiler maintenance is imperative for both safety and operational capacity/efficiency of our clients. The service technician is responsible for the safe installation, repair and maintenance of combustion equipment. This will include equipment inspections, testing, troubleshooting, refurbishments, upgrades and new installations in line with ISO 9002 standards and client specifications.


Our priorities include:


Compliance- Most insurance companies will make it mandatory for boilers to receive regular maintenance in accordance with industry standards. Having a certified and competent maintenance service provider will allay any concerns around potential boiler risk for our clients.


Safety- A poorly maintained boiler presents a risk to staff/personnel and also the premises the boiler is located in. An accident related to a malfunctioning boiler could have serious consequences for our clients, regular maintenance is needed to diagnose and repair problems before they affect safety.


Efficiency – With the current climate for energy costs it is important to keep our clients’ equipment running efficiently. Boilers consume large amounts of fuel so if operating inefficiently in can greatly increase your energy costs. Regular maintenance is needed in order to keep a complex system like a boiler firing correctly thus ensuring energy costs are kept to a minimum.


Cost Effectiveness- Many of the previous points are connected by their impact on costs. For a business to have to manage boiler failure, increased insurance premiums, accidents, or inefficient function means that they are incurring large costs that could be easily avoided by availing of regular boiler maintenance.


Areas of Responsibility

  • Servicing, Commissioning, Troubleshooting, Overhaul, Repairs, Installation and Conversions, both electrical & mechanical as per your ability to do so, of Boiler Plant and Combustion Equipment as manufactured by our principles and other manufacturers as necessitated by the needs of The Company and our Clients.

  • Process line servicing of valves, actuators, traps, condense pumps, oil pumps and fuel oil heating and handling equipment, gas line system servicing and installation.

  • Inspection and testing of all equipment and the ability to identify and rectify potential hazards concerning all equipment installed, maintained or adjusted by you.


You will be expected to complete company paperwork on time and in a neat and acceptable manner. All paperwork should be completed as per company ISO9002 procedure manual.



On-site training can be provided for the appropriate candidate. You may be required to attend training courses away from base or at evening times which may require overnight stays. You will be expected to make available your free time for such arrangements.



You will be expected to conduct yourself on site in a professional and  appropriate manner and to comply with company policies set out in the employee handbook.


About You

  • A critical thinker with good observational skills required for fault finding and troubleshooting.

  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

  • Knowledge of relevant, health & safety policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Excellent communication and customer service skills.

Essential Requirements

  • Experience with combustion equipment, burning gas (natural, bio, LPG), diesel, light and heavy oil etc.

  • Experience with hot water and steam boilers, thermal oil units, heat recovery units etc. 

  • Background in mechanical/electrical engineering sector a plus

  • QQI Level 6 in Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting desirable

  • A full clean drivers licence


  • 21 days holidays

  • €40,000 - €70,000 Salary

  • Opportunities for training and development


Please include a cover letter that outlines your reasons for applying and how your qualifications and experience make you the ideal candidate for the position.

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