Maintenance Technician

Date: 15-Sep-2022

Location: Mitchelstown, Ireland

Company: Ornua Co-operative Limited



Ornua is a dairy co-operative which sells dairy products on behalf of its Members, Ireland’s dairy processors and, in turn, Irish dairy farmers.  It is Ireland’s largest exporter of Irish dairy products, exporting to 110 countries worldwide.  Headquartered in Dublin, it has annualised sales of over €2.3 billion and a global team of 2,850 employees.  Ornua operates from 10 business units worldwide, including 16 production facilities, and has sales and marketing teams working in-market across all four corners of the globe.

The Group is structured across two divisions: Ornua Foods and Ornua Ingredients.

Ornua Foods is responsible for the marketing and sales of Ornua’s consumer brands including Kerrygold, Dubliner, Pilgrims Choice, Kerrygold, Avantage, Forto, and BEO.  Markets are served by production facilities and in-market sales and marketing teams in Africa, Asia, Germany, Ireland, the UK, the rest of Europe, the Middle East, and the US.

Ornua Ingredients is responsible for the procurement of Irish and non-Irish dairy products and for the sale of dairy ingredients to food manufacturing and foodservice customers across the world.  Ornua Ingredients is also responsible for managing volatility through de-risking and trading strategies. The business is supported by production facilities in Saudi Arabia, Spain, the UK, the US and by in-market teams in Africa and the Middle East.

Ornua’s Values

At Ornua, our Values guide us as we work together and care for each other to achieve great things. Our five values, and their underlying behaviours, encourage us to Seek and Embrace New Ideas, Make It Happen, Be Our True Selves, Show You Care and Achieve Great Things Together.


Kerrygold Park is Ornua’s new state of the art manufacturing facility and centre of excellence for the Kerrygold Brand. 



Key Areas of Responsibility:


  • Support the H&S system within Ornua through your proactive participation and involvement.
  • Responsible for asset performance & maintenance.
  • Complete all preventative and reactive tasks assigned by the Engineering Lead.
  • Proactively work with the operational and engineering teams to ensure site KPIs are achieved.
  • Drive and Support Continuous Improvement program.
  • Be a proactive member of the Ornua site engineering team.
  • Proactively participate in the Company’s Employee Development and performance management program.
  • Participate in any training program you are assigned and value adding task assigned out of each training session.
  • As and when required you will assist and cover for the site facilities coordinator.
  • Ensure full compliance with technical and food hygiene standards to ensure product meets all appropriate quality and safety standards.


Key Requirements & competencies:


  • A recognized Electrical Qualification.
  • Previous experience working in a high-speed facility, and a good working knowledge of Packaging Machines would be desirable.
  • Experience in Automation would be desirable – Siemens PLCs.
  • HMI & SCADA systems.
  • Instrumentation.
  • Process control - pumps, process control valves, instruments.
  • Utilities – Gas boilers, compressed air, refrigeration.
  • The ability to work well individually and integrate well with cross functional teams.
  • Flexibility to work on varying shift patterns.
  • Ability to work to deadlines and work under pressure.
  • FORWARD LOOKING: Helps others to accept change, implements change, and looks ahead to anticipate change.
  • WORKING TOGTHER: Encourages Co-operation and supports cross-functional working.
  • CURIOSITY: Creates an environment for innovative thinking and continuous improvement.  
  • EXPERTISE:  For projects that involve others applies effective analysis, decision making, planning and reviewing

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