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Senior Processing Technologist

Date: Jul 15, 2021

Location: Ballyragget, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia




Senior Processing Technologist


Rooted in our rich heritage of family farming and embedded in our communities, Glanbia Ireland has evolved to bring the passion of our farmers and their high-quality ingredients to the world. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to our milk pool of three billion litres and our outstanding grains portfolio, we export innovative products and tailored ingredient solutions to more than 100 countries. We nurture a talented team of over 2,000 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches, serving our communities and delivering annual revenues of around €2 billion.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, mymilkman.ie, Glanbiaconnect.com, countrylife.ie and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 


Reporting to the Technical Manager Dairy Processing, the successful candidate will develop new products and optimise a range of dairy processes. These include membrane separation, drying science & technology, crystallisation processes, cheese technology and formulation. 


This role will work within the R&D department with significant linkages with the Process Excellence and Operations teams to develop and validate new processes, formulations and products as part of Glanbia Irelands strategic migration from commodity ingredient supply to production of value add ingredient solutions, nutritional powder & liquid products. The role requires someone that has a scientific background with good technical and manufacturing process knowledge.


Key Responsibilities;

  • Deliver R&D projects and programmes of work from concept through to commercial delivery as part of a wider business team.
  • Interpret and manage project related pilot and factory trials in compliance with all R&D procedures.
  • Work with Process Excellence, Operations and Quality teams to ensure seamless transfer of new formulations and technologies into standardised production and commercialisation.
  • To work with cross-functional teams to problem solve product quality or consistency issues.
  • To contribute to the development of new technologies and capabilities for Glanbia Ireland R&D in the field of dairy processing.
  • Develop an understanding of the impact of processing on product applications and key nutritional and functional requirements.
  • Measure and collate processing data that will assist with identifying optimisation areas for both product and process across the business.
  • Identify and implement process improvements across all dairy functions within Glanbia Ireland.

Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. If you are interested in this position, please apply with an up to date resume.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Glanbia Ireland 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.


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At Glanbia, 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


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