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Maintenance Fitter

Date: Mar 25, 2021

Location: Virginia, CN, IE

Company: Glanbia


Maintenance Fitter




Glanbia Ireland is an ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.


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

It processes a milk pool of almost three billion litres from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as products to over 100 countries. It is the largest buyer and user of Irish grain.


The primary functions of this role will be to:

Manage the maintenance and repair of equipment and facilities in operation at Glanbia Virginia. Liaise with external contractors for the maintenance and repair of same.

The  Maintenance Technician is also responsible for running and maintaining the preventative maintenance system to pre-determined guidelines. Reporting directly to the Engineering Manager, the role will include shift.


Key Responsibilities

  • Mechanical qualification plus time served in a high-volume manufacturing environment would be an advantage.
  • Previous experience in  a dairy processing environment  would be an advantage.
  • Good knowledge of all facilities/utility systems including Boiler, Compressed Air, HVAC, Chilled Water, Water Treatment, and general electrical and mechanical services
  • Ability to read  Mechanical , hydraulic/pneumatic ,P&Ids and schematic diagrams.
  • Previous experience working on technically challenging applications would be an advantage.
  • Ability to interact with suppliers, customers and external contractors.
  • To maintain Plant and Equipment at Optimum performance and provide utilities to Manufacturing Department and General Plant to achieve yearly plan.
  • Follow all Health and Safety Rules and Regulations in the plant.
  • Report any current or potential hazards to your immediate supervisor/dept. manager immediately.
  • The correct Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) must be worn at all times.  Consult the appropriate SOP where required.
  • The Fitter is responsible for consulting any SOP’s for any job task he/she may carry out and ensure they fully understand and adhere to the SOP.
  • Housekeeping is a critical function of all jobs and the Fitter is expected to ensure all housekeeping activities are observed and carried out appropriately.  It is important that the Fitter is in adherence to the Housekeeping SOP.
  • It is important that GMP is a main priority in any operation carried out in this job function.
  • Carry out maintenance and trouble shooting on plant and equipment.
  • Carry out installation and commissioning of plant and equipment.
  • Use diagnostic tools for condition monitoring of Plant and Equipment.
  • Carry out engineering work orders in a timely and safe manner while maintaining adherence to GMP and full compliance with procedures.
  • Complete all work order forms in full.
  • Carry out plant preventative maintenance programme as scheduled.  
  • Follow correct procedure when carrying out hotwork & confined space entry ensuring work permits are fully complete and in compliance with SOP’s.
  • When working on equipment ensure the correct lockout – tagout procedure is adhered to.
  • Develop in-depth working knowledge of all plant equipment.
  • Maintain equipment in utilities to ensure compliance with environmental regulations.
  • Assist in the development and training of apprentices.
  • Perform a detailed hand over of work to colleagues when shift completed.
  • This Job function will change where update/draft procedures to GMP, EHS, Technical / New Equipment, Quality Procedures & SOP’s are made.
  • To support plant on all GPS activities.
  • This list of responsibilities may change depending on plant needs and employees are expected to be adaptable and flexible where this need arises.


Key Requirements:

  • To maintain Plant and Equipment at Optimum performance and provide utilities to Manufacturing Department and General Plant to achieve yearly plan.
  • Minimise downtime in production and utility areas.
  • To install, inspect, adjust, lubricate, troubleshoot and repair all plant and equipment. 
  • To perform routine PM checks on equipment and maintain plant at optimum performance. 
  • Establishes relationships with the customers and suppliers in pursuit of continuous improvement and on-going business development.
  • Attends internal meetings to help establish priorities and assign tasks.
  • Solves, in conjunction with the Quality department, customer related problems/issues as needed.
  • Record daily and weekly activities into the current CMMS.
  • In conjunction with approved vendors, research new processes and/or systems for maintenance/manufacture of equipment and implement new processes and systems as developed under the direction of the Engineering Manager.
  • Coordinate the development of documentation in all  areas in line with ISO9001, ISO 14001 requirements.
  • Compliance to all site Environmental, Health and Safety requirements, training and regulations.
  • 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.



Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. 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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