Dungannon manufacturing firm to create 30 new jobs

Manufacturing firm RM Dungannon – part of the RM Group – is to create 30 new jobs at its Co Tyrone base.

Regarded as the Centre of Excellence for Screening within the RM Group, the Rubble Master site on the Coalisland Road develops and produces tracked mobile screens for international markets.

Employing 115 people at the Dungannon facility, increased global demand for Rubble Master products has enabled the plant to significantly upscale production, with plans to further increase capacity in 2022.

The new positions announced include openings for management team roles in production and quality, engineers, electrical technicians, fabricators, welders, assembly fitters and machine operatives, with all roles being actively recruited for now.

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, formerly known as Maximus, was acquired by the Austrian Linz head-quartered RM Group. Privately owned by Founder, Gerald Hanisch, the RM Group is regarded as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of mobile crushers and screens, with a 30-year history in the manufacture of compact crusher machinery.

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.