Collins McNicholas

Collins McNicholas currently have an exciting opportunity for a Maintenance Team Facilitator with one of their clients in the Mid-West Region. This role is a Two-year Fixed Term Contract position.


The following are the key requirements for the role:


The Role:

  • As the Maintenance Facilitator, you will be responsible for providing high-quality maintenance and technical support service to process operations. You will be required to assist in managing a busy production department as part of a multi-disciplined Staff Team as well as overseeing the day-to-day activities of either:
    • A Maintenance team of Fitters and Instrument Electrical craft in ensuring all maintenance work is carried out in an effective and efficient manner
    • A Workshop team of Fitters providing support to the process areas
  • Ensuring that all equipment is properly maintained and in good working order, you will aim to improve the performance of manufacturing equipment and its reliability throughout the site.
  • Providing the Manufacturing Department with the highest levels of support, you’ll analyse plant downtime levels and implement effective strategies to increase uptime.
  • You will implement best practice systems and Lean tools to improve the performance of the Maintenance Team, as well as ensuring that your team are fully trained on the latest equipment and technologies.
  • As the Maintenance Facilitator, you must have strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills, as well as an analytical, decisive approach.



  • Keep team and team members aligned with the company values
  • Lead the team in improving on safety, health and environment issues.
  • Ensure their teams comply with all necessary procedures and administrative requirements
  • Ensure the teams comply with all necessary technical and work quality requirements – eg: SWMs, specifications, scopes and best practices.
  • Lead the team in improving work methods and support to improve performance with respect to reliability, costs, energy and quality.
  • Ensure the teams stay focused on their unit’s contribution and standard of work.
  • Represent / support the team, where appropriate, in their roles in project development.
  • Oversee the assignment of equipment priorities, planning and scheduling, care plans, reviews and failure investigations.
  • Manage and assess individual and team performance identifying areas for improvement.
  • Identify yearly training requirements in conjunction with the training department using the TNA system.
  • Coach, guide and provide training for the teams to ensure all team members attain and maintain competency in their roles and that the team continues to deliver high performance.
  • Prepare training packages on the operation and maintenance of equipment.
  • Take part in the local annual, intermediate and weekly planning and scheduling and review process to ensure the effectiveness and efficiency of the maintenance process.
  • Ensure completion of the weekly schedules and provide feedback to the planner for schedule reviews confirming completion and identifying areas for improvement.
  • On-going management and reporting of team performance indicators.
  • Work with the local coordinator and staff team to ensure excellence in the performance of the business unit.
  • Ensure the teams stay focused on their unit’s contribution to plant objectives.
  • Manage the team budgets.
  • Perform role of Planner/Operations Equipment Facilitator when required.
  • Work with the other Team Facilitators to identify and resolve issues affecting the plant and local process, operations and maintenance functions and teams.
  • With the other Team Facilitators identify common performance gaps and the training and development needed to fill them.



  • At least five years’ supervisory experience gained within a heavy industry.
  • Third level qualification to a minimum of Diploma in a Technical, Process or Management of other related discipline OR a time served electrical, mechanical or instrumentation apprenticeship OR a degree in mechanical or electrical engineering.
  • Proven experience of implementing safety standards.
  • Demonstrable leadership abilities within project work or day-to-day responsibilities.
  • Good technical knowledge of process equipment.
  • The determination and drive to sustain current best practices and the ability to identify, develop and implement future best practices.


For a confidential discussion on the above role please contact Michael O’Leary on 061-512270


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