Maintenance Manager

Position:​ Maintenance Manager

Type of contract: Permanent, Full-Time 

Location: Killarney, Ireland

This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and to be an integral part of the team & company which is experiencing huge growth within the business. As your role of Maintenance Manager you will manage your own team and develop the team and direction toward the business goals. The Maintenance Manager is a role within the Tricel Group which will be based in Tricel Killarney. The successful candidate will report to the Production Manager and will be responsible to direct and control the maintenance operations for Tricel Killarney plant and for driving continuous improvement and standardisation across Group Sites.


  • Overall responsibility of the day to day management.
  • Manage and oversee maintenance activities for manufacturing equipment, company commercial fleet and facilities, ensuring they are properly maintained, repaired, and optimized to minimize downtime.
  • Schedule planned and unplanned maintenance of services, plant and equipment.
  • Prioritizing work across the team.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety regulations and protocols to maintain a safe working environment for all employees.
  • Monitor equipment/parts inventory and place orders when necessary.
  • Developing maintenance budgets and controlling expenses.
  • Manage relationships with contractors and service providers.
  • Manage maintenance system daily and report on daily/weekly KPI’s.
  • Provide support and assistance to the maintenance team with respect to both electrical and mechanical.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams to address maintenance needs and support production goals.
  • Assist in the introduction of new equipment and processes and contribute to the development of same.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives and implement Lean Manufacturing principles to enhance production efficiency and reduce waste.

Candidate Profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical/Automation, Industrial Engineering, or a related field advantageous.
  • People management experience essential.
  • Experience in Robotics, Industrial Electrical Systems and PLC Programming advantageous.
  • Knowledge in pneumatics or hydraulics advantageous.
  • Knowledge of ERP systems advantageous.
  • Proficiency in preventative maintenance management systems and computerized maintenance.
  • Strong knowledge of root cause analysis, continuous improvement, and Lean Manufacturing principles.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical manuals.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Good problem solving skills.

What do we offer?

At Tricel, we care about you and your progression. As well as a competitive salary and benefits package, we offer:

  • Excellent development and growth opportunities
  • A supportive and collaborative culture
  • A fun and dynamic work environment
  • Team oriented atmosphere
  • Good work life balance
  • Opportunity to work across countries and cultures
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Tax-free vouchers to the value of €1,000
  • Sports and Social club
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives
  • Enhanced Maternity leave


About Tricel

Tricel, a family-run business, was founded in 1973 by Anne Stack and Con Stack. This year marks the company’s 50th year in business. The company began by producing products from glass-reinforced plastics (GRP). It expanded its exports and established manufacturing facilities throughout the UK and Europe by implementing a comprehensive growth strategy in the 1990s and 2000s. The Stack family leads Tricel, which provides market-leading solutions in over 50 countries. Among the markets served by the company are storage tanks, pumps, sewage treatment tanks, construction products, and lubricant distribution. With its headquarters in Killarney, the Tricel Group consists of 15 companies across Europe, including seven manufacturing facilities. The company employs more than 600 people at these locations. The company has grown domestically and internationally by manufacturing locally, exporting, partnering with local distributors, and acquiring companies that enhance its product capabilities and geographical reach. In the next five years, the company’s roadmap for growth will continue to be based on three main pillars: Customer Excellence, Innovation & Sustainability.


How to apply

If you are interested in applying for this exciting opportunity please email today with your CV and cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you.

Tricel is an equal opportunities employer.

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