Maintenance Lead – Mayo

  • Reference: SJ45235
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Mayo, Sligo
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Maintenance Lead

The main objective of this role is to Lead the maintenance function of a Multinational medical device manufacture, to implement a strong maintenance, equipment reliability and changeover programme thereby ensuring the delivery of key Quality, Service & Cost Objectives.



  • Lead the Maintenance function to deliver best in class maintenance for the production equipment

  • Working with the Operations teams, implement and sustain planned maintenance systems to ensure optimized use of the available maintenance resource.

  • Identify and implement maintenance best practices, including predictive maintenance, to maximize production line uptime

  • Continue implementation of Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) program for critical items of equipment

  • Drive OEE improvement to meet Strategic goals through implementation of TPM on critical production lines

  • Drive engagement in the Maintenance team through ongoing skills development and training on maintenance best practice

  • Manage performance in the maintenance team to ensure tool time is maximized and resource use is optimized

  • Develop appropriate metrics (e.g. planned maintenance as %, MTBF, MTTR) for maintenance and monitor the same

  • Develop & maintain visual management for maintenance



  • Must Possess a Mechanical Time-served Apprenticeship with Junior and Senior Trades

  • An Engineering qualification would be an advantage                               


  • 8 years experience in a progressive manufacturing environment with a proven track record of performance management, including supervisory level experience for a minimum of 5 years.

  • Strong track record of managing change in a high-volume manufacturing environment through the hands-on application of lean tools, maintenance best practices and employee engagement techniques gained over a minimum of 5 years

  • Practical knowledge and experience of the application of maintenance planning / scheduling, preventative and predictive maintenance and SMED are required for the role

  • Familiarity with Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) is required


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Davin Ferguson on 0719140251 or email

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