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Lab Technician

Date: Mar 14, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Lab Tech Role- Contract Position 

Glanbia is a global nutrition company, grounded in science and nature and dedicated to providing better nutrition for every step of life’s journey.
Today’s consumers are increasingly aware of the importance of nutrition in improving their overall health and well being. They are searching for better, healthier and smarter nutritional solutions that fit their lifestyles.

Glanbia takes pure and clean ingredients including milk, whey and grains, and using our expert knowledge and capabilities we produce high-quality nutritional ingredients and branded consumer products for our customers and consumers worldwide.

We employ over 6,000 people across 32 countries and our products are sold or distributed in over 130 countries with an annual turnover of €3.6 billion. Our major production facilities are located in Ireland, the US, the UK, Germany and China. We have four segments; Glanbia Performance Nutrition, Global Ingredients, Dairy Ireland and Joint Ventures & Associates. Our shares are listed on the Irish and London Stock Exchanges (symbol: GLB).


Based in Ballyragget & reporting to the QC Laboratory Manager, the role will involve working with a dedicated team of technicians, Quality Managers and related staff to carry out a range of microbiological and chemical analysis of food products. The successful candidate will be based in the laboratories at Ballyragget. Candidates with experience/aptitude in microbiology and/or chemistry will be considered.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Analysis of a range of dairy products including cheese, butter and dairy powders, using approved analytical methods
  • Ensure compliance to the internationally recognised accreditation standard
  • Successful implementation and participation in internal and external proficiency testing
  • Using LIMS to carry out all lab activities
  • Review and document lab investigations as part of the Glanbia CAPA programme
  • Validation of accredited test methods and commissioning of new instruments / project works
  • Internal auditing of quality systems across the site
  • Chemistry methods including fat, moisture, protein and salt analysis using both reference and NIR methods
  • Microbiological methods including both traditional plate and rapid micro
  • Environmental testing of waste water
  • Sensory analysis of final product
  • Sample management: sampling, receipt, preparation
  • Adhere to the Glanbia health and safety policies and contribute to its improvements
  • Complete other QC related business needs as/if they occur

Key Requirements:

  • BSc in Food Science, Science or related discipline
  • A strong communicator and ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent IT skills, experience of LIMS and statistical analysis desirable
  • An ability to interpret test data and problem solving skills
  • Good organisational ability
  • Desire to do further relevant training and improvement.
  • Proven ability to work with their own initiative and within a team
  • Experience in project management and instrument qualification
  • Track record of Lean Manufacturing and 5S an advantage


If you would like to refer someone or if you are interested in this position, please apply through the My Careers portal on the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -