High-performance port equipment
Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. has an excellent worldwide reputation for reliable, high-performance port equipment and container cranes in all sizes – from straddle carriers right up to the latest generation of ship to shore container cranes in the Megamax class.
The product range includes:
- Ship to shore container cranes
- Rubber-tyred container stacker cranes
- Rail-mounted stacker cranes
- Straddle carriers
Every crane is preassembled and checked by experienced Liebherr employees in the plant. This ensures time for assembly and commissioning at the installation site is kept to a minimum. Afterwards, the cranes are loaded onto charter ships in as large as possible assemblies. From the Port of Fenit over 40 kilometers away, the cranes are then transported for operation in ports throughout the world.
Facts and figures
- Founded: 1958
- Workforce: 790
- Total area: 190,000 m²
- Built-up area: 70,000 m²
When it was founded in 1958, Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. was a pioneer in two senses of the word: The company was the first foreign Liebherr production company, and it was also one of the first industrial enterprises established by a European company in Ireland. Today, the company is an essential element of the local community in Killarney. Liebherr has thus been committing itself for years to local cultural, sport, and charitable projects, as well as events.
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Liebherr products and services in Killarney
Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. develops, produces, transports, and assembles machinery for port handling.
- The extensive product range of ship to shore container cranes ranges from the Panamax size category up to the latest generation of Megamax cranes and beyond.
- The wide product portfolio of stacker cranes and ship to shore container cranes provides ultimate flexibility.
- Rubber-tyred container stacker cranes in the RTG model series are characterized by their extremely high performance as the result of their unique hoist rope reeving arrangement.
- Liebherr rail-mounted stacker cranes in the RMG model series are available with customized spans and reaches thus making them ideal for individual port solutions. Additionally, they use state-of-the-art control and monitoring systems as well as the latest technologies for automatic container positioning.
Advantages of Liebherr container cranes
Innovative design and modern equipment
A Liebherr container crane is always one step ahead of the technological progress. In this way, Liebherr ensures that the machines it delivers are compatible with innovative technologies such as semi-automation and positioning systems.
Fast and efficient installation
The Liebherr engineers and service team plan installation at the port site in close cooperation with customers and local installation companies. All construction work is carried out and monitored by operators trained by Liebherr.
Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. uses the highest standards in quality assurance and quality control. The sophisticated quality management system covers ever phase from the design, development, and production over installation and maintenance.
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Career opportunities at the Killarney plant
Passion for technology, quality awareness in every detail, and clear customer orientation for products stimulate all activities of the global Liebherr Group. This ideology is also embodied by the workforce of Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd. in its daily work.
Exciting lines of work
At Liebherr you have the opportunity to shape your own career across all industries. Regardless of whether you are an experienced professional, new entrant, graduate or student - at Liebherr you find exciting fields of work and individual development opportunities.Careers with Liebherr
Current job offers
Applicants can gain a brief overview of job vacancies worldwide or at the Killarney plant in the online job portal. Of course, we would also be happy if you were to send us a non job specific application. Qualified and motivated co-workers are always welcome at Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd.Job vacancies at Liebherr Container Cranes Ltd.
How to apply for a job here
Our careers contacts at each site will be happy to answer your questions. It’s really easy to upload your application documents to our jobs portal.
At Liebherr Container Cranes we are looking for exceptional graduates who can become the next generation of innovators and leaders to maintain and build on our position as a world leader in container handling equipment. Have you got what it takes to be part of the Liebherr team?
Will hold a 2:1 or higher degree in engineering (mechanical, structural, electrical, mechatronics or automation) and is:
- A critical and analytical thinker
- A clear communicator
- A team player
Liebherr offer an extensive two year graduate programme featuring:
- Extensive Induction programme
- On the job learning
- Mentoring & peer learning
- Travel opportunities
- Project work
If you think you have what it takes to become part of the Liebherr success story, in beautiful Killarney, apply by email to:
Applications should include an up-to date CV including details of your final year project and a cover letter explaining why you have chosen engineering as a career path.
Selection will be by an initial assessment centre followed by interviews.
What courses did you study at third level?
Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing and Mechatronics Engineering (level 7) at the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT). Bachelor of Science (level 8) in Manufacturing Engineering (ITT). I am currently doing a masters of Engineering by research at the Institute of Technology Tralee.
When did you join Liebherr?
I joined Liebherr in June 2017 as a graduate student.
What attracted you to apply to the Liebherr Graduate Programme?
I applied to Liebherr due to the attraction of the engineering challenges involved in developing fully automatic cranes. The opportunity to be an automation engineer on this project was very exciting. There is no other company in Ireland with the opportunities to get so much hands-on experience of a fully automated system of this scale.
How have you progressed in your role since you joined Liebherr?
Every day I can see the real examples of how my work is implemented across the world. The projects I am part of, are driving the company’s future goals. I have been given great responsibilities and freedom to help achieve these goals. Liebherr are currently progressing my education by supporting me with my Masters of Engineering.
Describe a typical day for you?
I work on development of new projects in the automation aspect of the cranes. I also offer customer support to container terminals across the world. Every day is different and full of challenges from designing new automation systems, to remotely connecting and deploying software to cranes, to providing support to customers and Liebherr engineers in the field.
How would you describe Liebherr as an organisation?
Liebherr is a brilliant place to work and is very well respected both locally and internationally. Liebherr is becoming the leading specialist for automated solutions in the container terminals industry. The training program and hands on experience plus positive attitude can’t be matched anywhere else.
What is your favourite part of your job?
The atmosphere and working environment is very good within the company. My opinions are listened to and respected. In my development role, I am able to experiment and take calculated risks to find the best technical solutions for our automation goals and systems. The team within Liebherr are very strong and always easy to approach with questions or requests for help.
What motivates you?
My main motivation for working at Liebherr is the company’s success. A successful company means that we are doing our jobs right. This gives me a sense of pride in my work and motivates me further to develop new, more innovative designs. If the company is successful, then all employees are able to benefit from that success.
What is the minimum requirement to be shortlisted for the graduate programme?
There is a minimum requirement of a 2:1 Degree (Level 7 or 8 NFQ). If you hold a 2:2 in an Honours Degree and a 2:1 in a Postgraduate qualification (Level 9 NFQ) then your application will also be accepted.
How recently should I have graduated?
Our roles are aimed at new graduates who are looking for their first job. However, if you have more experience and would like a career at Liebherr Container Cranes, take a look at our open roles.
Do I need to have a specific degree to apply?
We are looking for graduates in Engineering, Business or Finance disciplines.
I need a work permit. Are you able to organise that for me?
It is a requirement that you are eligible to work in the Republic of Ireland. If you do not hold an appropriate work permit, regretfully we cannot take your application further.
When will I find out if I have been successful?
We will contact you as soon as possible after each stage of the recruitment process. The majority of our correspondence is through email, so please check your email regularly. Depending on your email security, our email may end up in your spam folder, please check this out if you haven’t heard from us.
What is the duration of the graduate programme?
Our graduate programme runs for 2 years.
Where can I get more information?
Connect with us on LinkedIn and Facebook and visit Liebherr.com to find out more about Liebherr. Still have questions? You can contact us on
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