Join the ARQ Team

ARQ is an ambitious Irish Company with Global reach that delivers cutting edge engineering reliability solutions to some of the world’s largest companies.

Current Vacancies

Marine Electrical Maintenance Technicians

We are seeking experienced Marine Electrical Maintenance Technicians in Cork

ARQ provides reliability engineering solutions to our customers in the energy, marine and pharmaceutical industries. Our team enables our customers to achieve the highest levels of productivity through minimum disruption to their processes. Guided by our principles of Quality, Reliability, Innovation, and Sustainability, we Simplify Reliability for our customers.

With growing demand for support services from our customers, ARQ are seeking applicants to join our reliability engineering team. ARQ offers a highly stimulating, dynamic environment to work in. You will be an essential part of a team that is focused on providing the best performance and service to our clients.

We are seeking experienced Marine Electrical Maintenance Technicians for multiple roles based in Cork. The successful candidates will provide electrical maintenance support in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems in the marine environment. If you enjoy working on next generation systems this is a very rare opportunity to work with Tier 1 customers in the maintenance of state of the art technologies and systems on floating platforms.

The Roles:

The marine electrical maintenance roles will be based in Cork, and will involve working on the following types of ships systems (not at sea):

Electrical generation and distribution systems
Engine room control systems
Navigational systems

Undertaking of technical examinations and investigations on-board ships (not at sea).
Provision of written reports (post examination), detailing findings, technical evaluation, and recommendations for defect rectification.
Conducting safety reviews for equipment.
Administrative and technical assistance associated with the introduction and implementation of equipment modifications and additions.
Administration and technical assistance associated with the procurement of equipment new to service.
Technical support for planned and unplanned maintenance.
Indicative types of educational qualifications:

B. Eng. in Electronic Engineering HETAC Level 7
B. Eng. In Marine Electrotechnology HETAC Level 7
B. Eng. Ordinary Degree in Electronic Engineering – Communication Systems.
BE (Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering)
Qualified Marine Electro Technical Officer (ETO)
The Person:

Excellent decision-making skills.
The ability to easily integrate into a team of highly skilled professionals.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
In-depth knowledge of relevant electrical systems.
Resourcefulness, adaptability, and flexibility.
Ideally suited to: Electro Technical Officers (ETOs) seeking a shore based placement and electrical technicians from other industries with relevant transferable skills and experience.

5+ years experience trouble shooting of electrical systems. Experience of working with shipboard power generation and electrical distribution systems would be a distinct advantage.


Attractive remuneration.
Fixed normal office working hours.
No shift/unsocial working hours.
Exposure to a wide variety of experiences and marine systems within a tier 1 facility.
Professional mentoring and strong team support.
All tools and test equipment supplied.
All PPE and work wear supplied.
Access to Standard PRSA and finance specialist advisor.
Health Insurance provision.
Professional insurance and safety training supplied.
Induction training, orientation, and on-the-job training. Working with an experienced technician initially – mentor will be assigned.
CPD opportunities will be provided.
Onsite parking and canteen facilities available.

Closing date for applications: 31/07/23

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Permanent

Contract length: 12 months


On-site parking
Private medical insurance
Sick pay

Monday to Friday
No weekends
Work Location: In person

We’re always looking for motivated, energetic, and dedicated people who are excited to help us transform companies interested in maintaining a circular economy. If you think you might be a good fit with us, please do contact us. You can learn about our Core Company Culture and Values here