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Site Utilities and Services Manager

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia

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Site Services & Utilities Manager

Fixed Term Contract



About Tirlán

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. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres and its premium grains portfolio, Tirlán now exports to more than 80 countries.  Its award-winning brands are household names in Ireland, and include Ireland’s number one consumer dairy brand, Avonmore.


The organisation draws on a wealth of experience to deliver exceptional products and tailored nutritional solutions including Kilmeaden, Wexford, Truly Grass Fed, Solmiko, CheddMax and GAIN. Tirlán has a strong market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.


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


A vacancy has arisen within Glanbia Ireland for the position of a Site Services & Utilities manager. The role will report to the Site Utilities & Environmental manager.


Key Responsibilities;

  • Daily management of Utility Plants including Water Treatment, Boilers, Waste Water Treatment plant, Refrigeration & Compressed air plants in accordance with the sites stringent EHS & Quality requirements.

  • Monitor utility and process plants energy usage, identify trends and report out to energy forum.

  • Work closely with operations to control and reduce energy usage in processing plants and ensure efficient use of energy is a priority for the full site.

  • Manage site service functions and facilities personnel to ensure site upkeep is maintained at a high standard.

  • Co-ordination of utility plant requirements with maintenance and engineering

  • Ensure utility plants meet required quality and HACCP requirements and assist in customer audits as required.

  • Cost Control – Energy, chemicals etc.

  • Daily monitoring of Production plant losses – COD, fat and protein

  • Daily monitoring of plant environmental performance.  Liaising with and reporting results to the Environmental Co-Ordinator and EPA in accordance with conditions of the sites IED license.

  • Monitor and report on plant loss trends. Liaison with Production departments to control and reduce losses.

  • Support and implement the Environmental and Energy Management Systems.

  • Develop GPS (Glanbia Performance system) in Utility and service areas


Key Requirements:

  • 3rd level qualification in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline.

  • 3+ years experience in utility management within a large scale manufacturing environment, preferably in the Dairy, Food, Beverage or Healthcare industries.

  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills

  • Excellent communication – verbal & written

  • Work to best practice techniques such as lean manufacturing, Six Sigma/GPS and drive Continuous Improvement Projects

  • Motivated and self-driven

  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation communication skills.

  • Proactive and innovative problem solver with good analytical and IT skills


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


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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 owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -