Production Foreman

Location Ireland
Discipline: Construction & Engineering
Job type: Permanent
Salary: €60000
Contact name: Brian Doyle

Contact email:
Job ref: 32699
Published: 8 days ago

Elite Talent Hub LTD is a specialist in permanent staffing solutions for clients nationwide.

Our clients Irish subsidiary, based in Killarney, Co. Kerry, specializes in the design, manufacture, and export of container cranes to ports worldwide.

Our clients integrate advanced engineering, innovation, and quality in their products, contributing significantly to the local and global economy. With a focus on sustainability and excellence, our client has built a strong reputation in the industrial machinery sector over decades, consistently enhancing their global standing through cutting-edge technology and superior craftsmanship.


Reporting to: Steel Construction Manager

Location: Killarney, Co. Kerry


Job Description & Responsibilities

The Production Foreman will oversee safe and efficient production, ensuring deadlines are met. Responsibilities include organizing work, supervising staff, and enhancing performance and quality.


Core responsibilities:

  • Guide and instruct team members to work safely and productively, adhering to company policies and safety regulations, in collaboration with HR.
  • Ensure production deadlines align with schedules and delivery commitments, meeting the needs of other departments as a sub-supplier.
  • Accountable for the health, safety, and welfare of supervised employees and apprentices, as well as others in the supervisory area, on behalf of Liebherr.
  • Organize and prepare work for the department, maintaining adequate work levels and managing shift schedules.
  • Supervise department employees, monitor performance and quality, and address any HR/IR issues.
  • Enhance quality and productivity through optimal employee allocation, work practice revisions, and effective use of tools and machinery.
  • Train, supervise, and motivate the team for maximum efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Plan and prioritize workload and resources in line with the Production Planning System, due dates, and departmental needs.
  • Communicate with Maintenance for machine servicing.
  • Coordinate with other departments to determine supply requirements and optimize material/process flow and quality.
  • Provide and facilitate training to increase employee flexibility within the department.
  • Compile reports and update schedules as necessary.
  • Monitor and control company processes to meet quality objectives and requirements.
  • Continuously strive to improve quality across the department.
  • Support and implement Lean manufacturing techniques (Visual Factory, Kanban, etc.).
  • Maintain good housekeeping standards.


Qualifications / Skills

  • Qualified tradesperson and/or relevant third-level qualification
  • Machining Experience desirable
  • Previous management experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Strong communication skills
  • Problem solver and self-motivated



  • Flexitime hours
  • Pension
  • Annual leave
  • Bonus
  • Paid sick leave