THIRTY people are being recruited at a Tyrone mobile screening equipment maker as it upscales production to meet international demand.
RM (Rubble Master) Dungannon, part of the RM Group, says it has immediate openings for management team roles in production and quality, engineers, electrical technicians, fabricators, welders, assembly fitters and machine operatives.
They are being hired for its facility at Coalisland Road in the town, which is regarded as a Centre of Excellence for screening within the RM Group, which already employs 115 staff at the site, which develops and produces tracked mobile screens for global markets.
RM Dungannon’s customer-base is international and emerging markets for the business include South America, Australia and the US, where new contracts have recently been awarded.
In 2018 the business, then known as Maximus, was acquired by the Austrian Linz headquartered RM Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mobile crushers and screens, with a 30-year history in the manufacture of compact crusher machinery, and was rebranded as RM Dungannon.
Gerald Hanisch, owner and founder of the RM Group, said: “The addition of the Dungannon business has complemented our core crushing business in Austria, and we’ve leveraged our global customer base to build a wider audience for RM Dungannon’s screen technology.
“This has strengthened our position in the market and resulted in increased orders across the RM Group.”
The 30 jobs are part of a greater expansion for the Dungannon site with investment of new, best-in-class technology and machinery due to be announced in 2022.
Günther Weissenberger, managing director of the RM Group, said: “We understand the current challenges of the market in Northern Ireland, including the ongoing skills shortage and a buoyancy in the jobs market.
“But we’ve worked hard to ensure a strong management team is in place in RM Dungannon. We’re significantly investing in a company-wide training programme, offering solid career paths and progression to all of our team members.
“RM Group is committed to growing our Dungannon base, and the future is bright for further expansion within the business.”
Applications are now open for all positions at RM Dungannon (details at www.rubblemaster.com/en/about-us/careers).
The RM Group employs more than 350 people worldwide at centres for excellence in Linz (Austria) and Dungannon). It also has sales offices in America, China, Switzerland, UK and Austria.
Northern Ireland, and in particular Co Tyrone, produces more than 90 per cent of aggregates extracted in Europe, including sand and gravel and crushed rock as well as non-aggregate minerals such as agricultural and industrial lime including limestone, clay and shale for cement.
The region produces more than 20 million tons of aggregates a year, supplies materials worth around £700 million, and directly or indirectly employs more than 4,000 people.