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Engineering & Maintenance Manager - Lough Egish

Date: Aug 5, 2022

Location: Monaghan, MN, IE

Company: Glanbia


Engineering & Maintenance Manager

Lough Egish


Rooted in our rich heritage of family farming and embedded in our communities, Glanbia Ireland has evolved to bring the passion of our farmers and their high-quality ingredients to the world. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to our milk pool of three billion litres and our outstanding grains portfolio, we export innovative products and tailored ingredient solutions to more than 100 countries. We nurture a talented team of over 2,000 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches, serving our communities and delivering annual revenues of around €2 billion.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford,,, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 


We have an opportunity for an Engineering & Maintenance Manager to join the team in Lough Egish, Co. Monaghan!  You will have responsibility for developing and implementing the site Maintenance Strategy to Ultra High Temperature (UHT) Milk & Cream standards in order to meet customer requirements, the requirements of the Glanbia Ireland organisation and associated regulatory standards. 

The Engineering & Maintenance Manager reports to the Site Manager as part of the Plant Management Team.



  • This role is responsible for the overall maintenance management of the site machinery, equipment and maintenance technician team.
  • This role has ownership & responsibility of KPI’s relating to Engineering & Maintenance including; Health and Safety, Equipment Efficiency, Downtime, Throughput, Preventative Maintenance, C.I., Employee Engagement, Project Completion and Financial targets
  • Accountable for management of the maintenance technician group & ensuring they are adequately trained and integrated into the plant operations team.
  • Maximise equipment and process efficiencies through minimal unplanned equipment downtime achieved through proactive and predictive maintenance programs.
  • Develop a culture of coaching and regular feedback with all direct reports. Conduct routine PDPs with all reports. Ensure all team members have, measurable KPIs and provide them with regular, timely feedback on their performance
  • Ensure best practice Maintenance, Health & Safety and Quality Management procedures are implemented across the site in line with overall plant risk management strategy
  • Adherence to Quality Standards in line with the Quality Management System and plant customer standards in line with the Plant’s approach to risk management
  • Drive overall compliance to the Lough Egish Quality System including change control management and investigation of equipment events
  • Work closely with site management to meet production plans, customer expectations and to promote & develop a lean high performance culture
  • Support the delivery of site engineering projects and in certain cases, manage site owned projects from initiation to completion
  • Identification, management and implementation of process improvements opportunities to help achieve site process improvement targets.
  • Ownership and management of preventative maintenance service schedules of all equipment onsite.
  • Promote, develop and implement “best practice” principles and maintenance systems i.e. CBM; vibration monitoring, thermal imagining, oil analysis.
  • Ensure adherence to sustainability, EH&S procedures, where necessary develop & implement additional controls and processes to ensure compliance.
  • Contribute to the development of site culture and act as role model for Plant values and behaviours. 
  • Role model in the implementation of site cleanliness and hygiene standards.


Key Requirements:

  • Trade Qualified and/or 3rd level qualification in Engineering or related Technical Discipline.
  • Experience in hygienic maintenance and best in class maintenance standards.
  • Experience in Lean Manufacturing & Six Sigma implementation.
  • Advanced organisation and planning skills.
  • 5-10 years manufacturing, process or maintenance experience, preferably in a dairy, food, beverage background desirable.
  • Strong PC skills including; Microsoft Office (Word, excel etc.), SAP or other CMMS (PEMAC) systems.
  • Results driven, customer focused with high performance capability in a fast moving challenging business environment
  • Ability to liaise effectively with internal and external stakeholders.


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


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Glanbia Ireland embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.


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At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.