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Quality/Food Safety Intern

Date: Aug 7, 2019

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

Quality/Food Safety Intern

Lisheen Pilot Plant, Co. Tipperary 


Contract: 6 Month Full Time Contract 

Role Summary

Based in Lisheen, Co. Tipperary, Ireland the role will report to Bill Morrissey (Project Manager Semple). The successful applicant will have  responsibility for managing the HACCP food safety system for the Lisheen pilot site as well as sampling and screening for analytes of interest in the process stream. Main area of focus includes mapping  and control of  microbiological and chemical risks in the process.


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and Implement microbiological and chemical sampling plan for the pilot plant process.
  • As a member of  the Quality Team support implementation of site HACCP food safety related procedures.
  • Work with the internal site and external contractor laboratory teams in ensuring that samples are taken and tested in a timely manner as per expected turn around time.
  • Trend the test results of the process to determine the microbiological/chemical hazards of the process via assessment of the chemicals used and toxicity to the end consumer plus compliance to end customer lactic acid specification and applicable regulations as well as compliance to  end consumer requirements.
  • Define and measure best practice methods  and standards for sampling and testing.
  • Contribute to the Performance management of the plant pilot team via attending the daily morning process meetings.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the analytical field in relation to rapid testing of contaminants inline.
  • Completion of final internship report and presentation to the pilot plant team.


Experience in:

  • Experience in GMP and/or GLP
  • Experience of assessing chemical and microbiological risks is desirable
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint



  • A full driving licence and own transport as the site is based in a remote location in Co. Tipperary 
  • Degree in Chemistry/Microbiology or related Science Discipline