Associate | Engineering & IT Hybrid (MES)

Date: 22 May 2023

Location: IE

Company: Glanbia




Graduate Programme 2023 – Engineering & IT Hybrid (MES) Associate
Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny



About Us 
Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands. 
The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. 

Tirlán is offering a unique opportunity for a graduate to join our team as an MES (Manufacturing Execution Systems) Associate in our Ballyragget facility. This role will report to the Process Team Manager.

•    Scoping, defining, requesting and validating change requests for MES. 
•    Coordinating site resources in supporting the MES Programme of work activities. 
•    MES lead for all projects that take place on the Ballyragget site 
•    Collaboration with GBS for site MES and driving support from same. 
•    Site point of contact for MES support Matters. 
•    Promotion of MES Usage/Utilisation and recognition on site. 
•    Training of site MES users. 
•    Communication of training material needs
•    Ensure appropriate RACI for MES in all changes impacting MES (plant/process changes, automation changes, SAP/LIMS/GAP changes). 
•    Submit requests for new user access to the MES system 
•    Submit requests for new roles within the MES applications 
•    Respond to “how to” requests from site MES users. 
•    Provide assistance to large scale MES implementation projects as part of the technical team. 
•    Maintain technical skills and knowledge of MES constantly updating them. 
•    Provide expert knowledge to assist troubleshooting efforts in existing implementations. 
•    Provide direction and assistance to site personnel and management teams in the effective use their MES systems. 
•    Enable process owners with the implementation of opportunities for continuous improvement through the use of MES. E.g new reports Grids or Dashboards. 
•    High level understanding of manufacturing processes in order to provide useful information visualisations. 
•    Understand Tirlán MES standards and report non-conformance in new or existing developments. 
•    Comply with Tirlán change processes when recommending or implementing system modifications or enhancements. 

•    High academic record to date in the following fields of study: Engineering and IT  or related discipline; and expected minimum of a 2.2 honours primary degree
•    Experience working with MES in a manufacturing environment is a distinct advantage 
•    Ambition to progress successfully in a career in engineering in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment 
•    Thinks commercially and delivers customer centric solutions 
•    Drives collaboration and builds partnerships to meet shared objectives 
•    Communicates clearly and can influence at all levels 
•    Demonstrates a thirst for knowledge with a desire to continually learn and grow 
•    Analytically minded with the ability to develop creative insights and execute change
•    Accessibility to move between production sites is a distinct advantage

If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up-to-date resume.

More about us at Tirlán 
A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion expected in 2022. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it. For more information visit

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Tirlán embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.

At Tirlán, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

At Tirlán our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -