Maintenance Manager

Ref: 559 Date Posted: Tuesday 14 May 2024

Overview of Role: Our client based in Co Louth/ Meath/ Cavan/ Monaghan is seeking a Maintenance Manager on a full-time permanent basis.

Job Summary: The Maintenance Manager is responsible for managing the maintenance team, including employee and contractor scheduling, and the execution of corrective work and preventative maintenance.

The Maintenance Manager will work closely with other manufacturing departments to help meet production goals, minimise equipment downtime, support process improvements, and enhance the performance of company equipment in a safe manner.


Full Responsibility and Accountability for the Maintenance Department

Ensuring plant site, buildings, machinery, and services, are maintained in optimum condition to meet the targets of the factory, maximizing uptime and plant reliability

Maintaining plant safety compliance, safe standards of maintenance work and equipment upkeep, and statutory equipment certification

The management and leadership of maintenance fitters and electricians

Support craftsmen through both hands-on, and a positive culture of knowledge and skill sharing, to contribute to the overall performance of the team, and to support a dynamic and innovative development of the factory

To guide and help these craftsmen in their work quality, and assist them in problem solving and breakdown solutions, and improvements

Lead, motivate and develop a Lean approach of the team for the implementation of these goals

Coordination of maintenance staff holidays, overtime, attendance, and general performance

Maintenance schedule planning

Management of spare parts stock control, parts ordering including sourcing of better or cheaper parts and suppliers, and the respect of department budgets

Management of contractors and external maintenance service providers

Communication with production managers and operators to understand issues and devise appropriate solutions and improvements. Coordination and communication of all maintenance works with other relevant departments in the company

Ensuring a rapid and effective response to production equipment problems whether actionable internally or requiring external assistance or specialists

Proposing and implementing new productivity and cost reduction initiatives to improve production equipment performance, cost effectiveness, and maintenance expenditure optimisation

Monitor and drive energy efficiency in the consumption of electricity, oil, gas, and water

Participate in the implementation of:

World Class Maintenance principals and tools and implementation of improved work order systems, CMMS, stock control, and predictive maintenance programme

Maintenance Department, Continuous Improvements Programmes, and KPIs.

Enhancement of plant preventative maintenance programme and procedures

Planning and coordinating plant shutdown maintenance works, including plant modifications, new processes, and capex projects

Maintenance budgets forecasting and maintaining costs within planned targets

Problem solving, root cause analysis, and the implementation of corrective actions as part of plant-wide multidisciplinary teams such as Production, Quality, R&D, Engineering, etc.



Education:     Must have an Engineering Degree or equivalent

Experience:    5+years’ experience in a manufacturing environment in a Maintenance role.

Skills:  Candidate should have a technical knowledge across all areas of the maintenance spectrum in a manufacturing environment

Mechanical - Industrial Electrical & Automation Systems – Work Scheduling – People Management - Sourcing of Spare parts – Budgeting and Cost Management

If you are interested in the above role, please apply to job reference HM/769 on Please send your cv in a Word Format

At The Recruitment Bureau, we respect your privacy; your CV will not be forwarded to a client company without your consent.