Maintenance Manager

Job Title: Maintenance Manager                                                                                  Reporting to: Plant Manager

Contract Type: Full-time / Permanent                                                                    Location: Emyvale, Co. Monaghan

Key Accountabilities:

  • Works with management peers ensuring all maintenance and repair work is clearly prioritised and completed safely, effectively and in a timely manner.
  • Implementation of best practice in PM systems ensuring efficient operation of our refrigeration, production, facility and utilities equipment both within the factory and across our breeding and hatchery locations.
  • Ensure any audit findings relating to equipment or facilities are addressed and closed off in a timely manner.
  • Develop and report on critical KPI’s implementing corrective actions where required.
  • Implement appropriate CIP programs to demonstrate ongoing performance improvements in the maintenance function and how they positively impact the financial performance of the business.
  • Assess current / future capability requirements and develop an appropriate upskilling improvement / implementation plan, keeping the department training plan up to date.
  • Management of any personnel performance issues, lead performance reviews and implement individual training and on the job coaching / mentoring and support.
  • Management of external contractors to complete in-house maintenance and project / CAPEX / equipment installation / upgrade work to the required standards.
  • Working with the SMT to implement the strategic / day-to-day requirements of a modern high-performance facility involving Customers, Regulatory Authorities and Facility upgrades.
  • Ensure the Maintenance Team operates to the required EU / NI EHS and Hygiene standards. Where gaps exist, implement appropriate procedures, equipment and training to mitigate the risk.
  • Complete annual gap analysis of our PM systems and implement corrective actions where required.
  • Assist in Quality Assurance, Environmental or Health & Safety accident investigations, identifying the root cause, implementing and verifying corrective actions as required.
  • Responsible for cost management in the maintenance function, assessing annual budgets and updating as required on a monthly basis.
  • Performance of other related duties as assigned.


  • Relevant trade / 3rd level qualification is essential i.e. fitter, mechanical engineer etc.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience working in FMCG, Pharmaceutical or related industry at management / supervisory level.
  • Ability to work to a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the business.
  • Work well with other functions developing positive relationships to ensure the delivery of results.
  • Dealing with escalations efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to work independently.