Hartley People

Maintenance Manager – Co. Waterford

We are seeking a Maintenance Manager to oversee the engineering function and support the site business operations at our clients facility in Co. Waterford. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the planned and preventative maintenance, reaction time to breakdowns, cost control, and the appropriate deployment of resources including contractors within agreed budgets.


  • Deliver the key business objectives and performance targets for the Maintenance Department determined at Group and site level.
  • Monitor and control maintenance costs in line with budgetary requirements and obtain necessary authorization in line with Group policies and procedures.
  • Provide leadership to the site engineering team and coach engineers during breakdowns and oversee time-critical repairs.
  • Manage and direct the day-to-day operations of the Maintenance team, including determining needed repairs and improvements, establishing project priorities and assigning work tasks, scheduling work to most effectively meet the needs of production with minimal disruption.
  • Plan scheduled work and respond accordingly to unforeseen work activity ensuring the competence of the engineering team to meet these requirements.
  • Utilize internal and external 3rd party resources to deal appropriately with those situations that occur on-site, depending on capability, specialism, and skill set.
  • Manage and advise on third party site contracts communicating appropriately with the Site Operations Manager and Group Engineering Manager on costs, SLAs, and ongoing satisfaction with contractors.
  • Develop proactive maintenance strategies to improve overall reliability of the plant, personnel, and production processes, and reduce the number of costly breakdown incidents.
  • Promote initiatives that support the overall motivation, training, development, and deployment of employee resources within maintenance.
  • Manage and maintain all Site Utilities (Electricity, Water, Air, Refrigeration, etc.) utilizing the site Engineering team and external contracts as required to ensure continuity and quality of service.


  • Time-served as a Mechanical, Automation & Maintenance Fitter (MAMF), demonstrating a high level of competency, with a minimum of 5 years post-apprenticeship experience.
  • Organizational competencies and project management skills to effectively manage projects, processes, and the entire Maintenance Team.
  • Self-motivated attitude with the ability to multitask and thrive in a timeline-driven environment.
  • Willingness to travel across our sites in the Republic of Ireland and the UK.

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For immediate consideration please email your CV in word format to aisling@hartleypeople.com in response to this job posting

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