Maintenance Manager - Clonroche

Date: 26 May 2023

Location: Wexford, WX, IE, Y21 XH90

Company: Glanbia






Maintenance Manager


About Tirlán

Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.

A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion expected in 2022. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it. For more information visit


Role Profile

A vacancy has arisen for the position of Maintenance Manager based in Clonroche Mill. The role reports to the Mill Manager. The primary focus of this position is to manage the maintenance function so as to ensure plant availability at all times without adversely affecting the health and safety of personnel on site, the integrity of plant equipment / machinery or the quality and safety of finished product. The Maintenance Manager’s role encompasses a number of functions which include responsibility for co-ordinating the Glanbia Risk Management System (to include all legislation pertinent to Health & Safety), Emergency Planning and Site Security. The Maintenance Manager is a key member of site management and as such will support Management colleagues in achieving the objectives and initiatives of the plant and the greater business.


Key Responsibilities

  • Design and implement maintenance strategies, procedures and methods.
  • Plan and schedule planned and unplanned work in conjunction with Production
  • Preparation of CAPEX documentation
  • Installation of new equipment
  • Monitor and control maintenance costs
  • Diagnose breakdown problems and implementing preventative maintenance strategies
  • Ensure supply of services
  • Energy management
  • Manage personnel (maintenance personnel)
  • Manage and develop good relations with critical vendors
  • Purchase engineering supplies and parts
  • Manage and control critical and routine spare parts and equipment
  • Timely calibration of plant equipment and instrumentation
  • Co-ordinate GRMS and Health & Safety site activities and ensure compliance with all relevant legislation
  • Ensure building and site security
  • Report on own function (written reports and meetings)
  • Prepare reports, analyse data and make recommendations for improving plant operations and resolving maintenance related problems


Key Requirements

  • Engineering Degree – Focus on mechanical engineering (milling / grain plant equipment) with good knowledge of electrical principals, plc’s and process control.  
  • Maintenance role within a high pressure production environment
  • Personnel management & Managing vendors
  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications and CAD 
  • Competent in creating professional reports
  • Good diagnostic capability
  • Competent in undertaking installation / repair work
  • Work well under pressure
  • Interested in updating own knowledge base and acquiring new skills
  • Team player & work on own initiative


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


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Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Tirlán 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.

At Tirlán, 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, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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

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


About us:

The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres and its premium grains portfolio, Tirlán now exports to more than 80 countries.  Its award-winning brands are household names in Ireland, and include Ireland’s number one consumer dairy brand, Avonmore.

The organisation draws on a wealth of experience to deliver exceptional products and tailored nutritional solutions including Kilmeaden, Wexford, Truly Grass Fed, Solmiko, CheddMax and GAIN. Tirlán has a strong market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -