Maintenance and Process Manager

Date: 23 May 2024

Location: Ballitore, KE, IE, R14 CH05

Company: Glanbia



Maintenance and Process Manager
Ballitore, Kildare

Tirlán, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands. 
Tirlán owns leading brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition.
We nurture a talented team across Ireland, the US, MEA and China, delivering annual revenues of over €3 billion, and over 2,300 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches. Our purpose is to nourish the world, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.


Role Profile
Based in our Ballitore site, the role reports to the Site Manager. The Maintenance and Process Manager is responsible for managing reactive & preventive maintenance at site both internal teams, contractors, 3rd party maintenance. It plans and oversees all repair and installation activities. It ensures compliance with maintenance processes & procedures, maintenance schedules. It delivers on agreed KPI’s of plant availability, effectiveness and costs and  in the deployment of best processes and practices.


•    Ensuring that the site manufacturing equipment performance meets or exceeds all required KPI.
•    Provide strategies to ensure all technicians training has been identified and support the ongoing skills enhancement of members of Maintenance teams
•    Ensure planned preventative maintenance is executed to plan and plans are in place to ensure regulatory conformance always
•    Periodic maintenance systems review, identification and execution of continuous improvement projects focused on equipment performance, application of best practice maintenance strategies to sustain these improvements long term
•    Ensure all maintenance work performed onsite exceeds Health & Safety and Quality requirements
•    Drives the Maintenance and Reliability initiative focused on Preventive & Predictive Maintenance, not reactive.
•    Overall responsibility for the adherence for site Maintenance Department budget.
•    (Owner of CMMS systems (Pemac) for Maintenance Function)
•    Managing maintenance technician group
•    Managing, maintaining, and establishing maintenance procedures for production lines in a GMP manufacturing environment to ensure production meets or performs better than budget.
•    Responsible for end to end process and plant optimisation across production, filling and packing, utilities and milk intake
•    Act as Process SME and lead technical support for all production impacting issues
•    Establish performance standards and optimise performance across all processes in the plant
•    Engage with stakeholders including Quality and Production teams in the prioritisation,  development, design and testing of new or enhanced processes
•    Utilising the relevant Change Control Systems, secure approval for implementing change
•    Work with Production team to plan and execute agreed changes
•    Monitor MES KPI data for individual processes including reporting and trending of data
•    Utilise data insights to recommend interventions to drive performance
•    Troubleshooting issues and identifying opportunities to enhance plant performance and drive KPI improvement
•    Ownership of process driven documentation including design, development and roll-out of Standard Operating Procedures, Process documentation (including log books) and training documentation
•    Completion of QSM documentation relating to Change Control, Event Reports, RCAs etc for specific processes
•    Take leadership role in Change Control for specific processes
•    As Subject Matter Expert for specific processes, work with training to design, plan and deliver training to new and existing employees and take a lead role in technical competence assessment of Trainees
•    Train new and existing employees on process management including associated automation systems and MES


•    Experience in lead maintenance role in a food manufacturing or pharmaceutical environment
•    Third level qualification in Engineering/Science or a related discipline.
•    Advanced organisation and planning skills.
•    Demonstrated knowledge of RCA tools (Root Cause Analysis) and lean manufacturing techniques. – repeated in lean and process improvement requirement
•    Ability to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders.
•    Experience in Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Process Improvement or product development, is desirable
•    Results driven, customer focused with high performance capability in a fast moving challenging business environment
•    Demonstrate strong technical ability and attention to detail to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to bring people with them for the best outcomes
•    Ability to analyse data, recognise trends and recommend actions to drive continuous improvement

About us 
Through our expertise in research and development, customer insights, food safety and state-of-the-art manufacturing we bring innovative food and nutrition solutions to a global market.  Our new and vibrant headquarters in Kilkenny City operates as a collaboration hub where multi-functional teams come together in a hybrid work environment. 


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We believe in the value of difference. We know that different perspectives, life experience and backgrounds can drive innovation and deliver growth. 
We welcome people from all walks of life without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


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