Maintenance Technician

Date: 9 May 2024

Location: Drogheda, LH, IE, A92 RX26

Company: Glanbia




Maintenance Technician



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.


We have an opportunity for someone to join our maintenance team to manage the maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities in operation at Tirlan Drogheda. Liaise with external contractors for the maintenance and repair of same. As part of the Maintenance Technician Team, the successful applicant will be responsible for maintaining the preventative maintenance system to pre-determined guidelines. Reporting directly to the Maintenance Supervisor, the role will be salary based and include a five over six-day work pattern.



  • Electrical or Mechanical qualification plus time served in a high-volume manufacturing environment would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience in filling machine and process equipment maintenance would also be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of process /filling equipment and valving, facilities systems including Boilers, Compressed Air, Chilled Water, Water Treatment, and general electrical and mechanical services. (On the job training will be provided.)
  • Ability to read electrical diagrams.
  • Ability to interact with suppliers, customers and external contractors.
  • The successful applicant will need to be able to work as part of a cross function team which is objective focused.



  • Responsible for the maintenance of plant and equipment throughout the site.
  • The above equipment will include carton filling lines, rotary bottle fillers, conveyors, shrink wraps, automatic stacking machines, pasteurisers, separators, chillers, compressors, CIP and pumping systems.
  • Attends internal meetings to help establish priorities and assign tasks.
  • Solves, in conjunction with the Quality department, customer related problems/issues as needed.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements, training and regulations
  • Understand lean principles, problem solving tools while  being able to drive efficiencies and bring improvement to our processes.
  • Compliance to all local site company policies, procedures and corporate policies.
  • Act in accordance with the company’s guiding principles and adherence to the Corporate Code of Conduct.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the direct Manager.

If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up-to-date resume.


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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