Engineering Manager - Osborne
Job Summary
  • Waterford
  • Permanent
  • 28th February 2024
  • -
  • Ref ID: #40372

Job Description

  • Location: Tipperary, Tipperary
  • Type: Permanent
  • Job #40372

Engineering Manager

Reporting to the Operations Manager, the Engineering Manager will lead all aspects of engineering onsite within the Operations team.  The Engineering Manager will provide strategic guidance to continually optimise plant safety, performance, efficiency, and reliability.

Key Responsibilities:
Team leadership, Management & Culture

  • Develop engineering and maintenance team competency and resourcing strategy.
  • Proactively engage employees and maintain positive employee relations.
  • Develop and maintain an environment of continuous improvement and process excellence.
  • Develop key cross functional relationships with Production, Quality, Environmental and Capital project departments.

Engineering Strategy Development & Execution

  • Build relationships with OEM’s and other equipment vendors in order to develop asset replacement & upgrade pipeline.
  • Develop future technology strategy and execution plan e.g., Role of AI and IoT, processing and use of big data, practical AR use, Cybersecurity and additive manufacturing.
  • Develop and implement maintenance/engineering and capital spend plans.
  • Develop and implement an asset management and equipment replacement plan in line with the long-term capital budget.
  • Develop and implement progressive planned & predictive asset management systems including the CMMS.
  • Support Product development & Strategic initiatives.
  • Develop and manage department budget & spend, prepare monthly reports.
  • Keep up to date with new and relevant technologies to perform role to a high standard of competence.

Maintenance, Reliability, Performance & Problem Solving

  • Work closely with the maintenance manager to provide leadership and coordination of major planned maintenance interventions.
  • Lead root cause analysis and problem solving relating to plant downtime events.
  • Develop corrective action plans to mitigate risk of unplanned downtime.
  • Achieve all plant productivity metrics (throughput, efficiency, utilization etc.)
  • Provide resource and expertise in areas such as process optimisation, predictive/preventative maintenance, condition-based maintenance, and energy efficiency.


  • Compliance with relevant statutory, regulatory requirements and internal governance requirements.
  • Ensure the Engineering and Maintenance teams adhere to all relevant health, safety, environmental and quality standards while delivering on key plant objectives.
  • Work cross functionally to assist company in achieving its Sustainability goals.
  • Establish and review engineering standards for the design, installation, modification and maintenance of machinery and equipment, ensuring they align with industry best practices and regulatory requirements.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BSc Degree in Mechanical/Chemical/Process Engineering or other relevant Engineering discipline
  • Minimum 5 years’ relevant experience in heavy industry or wood processing plant
  • A proven track record of managing maintenance and engineering projects through to completion.
  • Competency regrading safety regulations for large scale manufacturing sites
  • Knowledge of LEAN maintenance practices and CMMS
  • Proven track record of team leadership, people management and IR experience
  • Strong organization, communication & interpersonal skills
  • A proven track record in planning & problem solving, self-motivated with ability to deliver to deadlines.
  • Computer Literate
  • Ability to lead, empower and motivate employees to ensure KPI’s are achieved

For more information please apply through the link provided for the attention of Denis O ‘Callaghan or call Osborne on 01 6384400
If you are interested in finding out more about the above role and would like to be considered other suitable roles that we may have available for your skill set – please attach your CV via the link provided
Please submit your updated CV in Word Format
If you are living in Ireland and hold a valid work permit we would love to hear from you, if however you do not hold a valid work permit unfortunately we will not be in a position to assist you with your job search.
Osborne are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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    Job Summary
    • Dublin
    • Permanent
    • Nov 17, 2022
    • Competitive
    • Ref ID: 123456